Your new set of dentures represents a serious investment in replacing the function and appearance of your missing teeth. While Dr. Guy M. Bennett designed it at his clinic in Flemington, New Jersey, from materials that will not succumb to bacterial tooth decay, it will nonetheless, need daily care and cleaning.
Maintaining the unit will maximize its lifespan. Maintaining healthy gums through good oral hygiene habits will also help your dentures to fit comfortably in your mouth all day long. If you like to use denture adhesive to block out food particles while helping to hold the dentures in place, your dentures will require some minor cleaning measures.
On the rare occasion that a little food material invades the base of the dentures, rinse it away at your earliest convenience. In time, food particles could cause irritation to your gums, making the dentures feel uncomfortable. This can be simply remedied by rinsing the dentures thorough. After drying with a clean paper towel, you should then reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive to the newly cleaned surface.
Before going to bed each night, you should give your dentures a thorough rinse to wash away any residual denture adhesive and plaque buildup. This ensures that you will have clear surface to apply the denture adhesive the next day. Then you should brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little non-abrasive denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water. Be sure to store them in a safe place where they won’t be disturbed.
A careful brushing of the tongue and a vigorous rinse with antiseptic mouthwash are purely optional. They are worth including to reduce the bacterial population in your mouth. This will reduce future plaque buildup and help maintain fresh breath.
If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new set of dentures, you can always call 908-788-1661 to speak to a member of the staff at Dr. Guy M. Bennett’s Flemington, New Jersey, clinic.