Your new set of dentures effectively restores the appearance and function of your mouth. Including it as part of your oral hygiene routine, insures that it will serve you for many years to come.
Many people like to use denture adhesive to hold their dentures in place. If some food particles work their way in, you should thoroughly rinse the base of the dentures and reapply the adhesive.
When you take your dentures out at night you should rinse away any denture adhesive and plaque buildup. You want to make sure you have a smooth surface for reapplying denture adhesive the next day.
Once this is done, you should brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. You can then soak it overnight in water and store it in a safe place. If you have denture implants you should also brush them and any locking hardware to remove plaque buildup.
You should also lightly brush your tongue and gums to remove bacteria, freshen your mouth and help to prevent bad breath.
If you have questions about how to take care of your new dentures, please feel free to call us at 361.994.4900 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy mouth for many years to come!