The new set of dentures created for you by Drs. Sapp and Sapp at Durham Dentistry have been designed to mimic the function and appearance of your missing teeth. While the mouthpiece is created from durable materials that will not succumb to bacterial tooth decay, you will still need to take some daily oral hygiene measures.
Without consistent care, plaque buildup and other bacterial matter can irritate the base of your gums. Over time, this could also cause minor faults that could degrade the dentures effectiveness.
Denture adhesive is a popular way to provide dentures with a little extra-secure hold. This is especially helpful if you’ve had issues with oral atrophy and the ability to prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums. If stray food particles do infiltrate the area, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.
Your will need to thoroughly rinse your dentures clean each night. It’s necessary to clear away residual denture adhesive to provide a smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive the next day. You should then brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
Including a simple tongue cleaning at the end of the day can also be helpful. This will reduce the overall bacterial population in your mouth and help reduce bad breath issues.
If you have concerns about how to maintain your new dentures, you can always call 919-489-9171 to speak to a schedule an appointment with our dentist in Durham, North Carolina.