The new set of dentures fashioned for you by your dentist, Dr. Keven R. Mills, is designed to be durable enough to handle the wear and tear of biting and chewing common foods. With some basic care and cleaning considerations each day, you can maintain and even extend their total lifespan.
Using denture adhesive is a popular way to help many denture wearers secure their dentures in place and also block out food particles. If you do have food particles come between your dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse them and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.
After taking your dentures out of your mouth at the end of each day, you need to thoroughly rinse them to remove any plaque buildup and any residual adhesive. This should be followed by brushing all of the surfaces of the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.
Brushing and cleaning your tongue twice a day will also help stave off plaque buildup and bad breath.
If you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your new set of dentures in Granite Bay, California, you can always call Keven R. Mills, DDS at 916-791-7227 to seek further advice.