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Your new partial denture was designed to replicate your missing teeth. It is set into a pink material that mimics the appearance of your natural gums. This serves as a base to help hold your partial in place. Many people with a partial denture will use a small amount of denture adhesive to help hold it in place.

At the same time, this small bead of adhesive will also help to block food particles from invading the base and irritating your gums. If some food particles do become stuck in the space between the partial denture and your gums should thoroughly rinse them away as soon as possible. It’s important to remove all traces of denture adhesive before applying a fresh bead.

You will also need to rinse the partial denture at the end of each day. This will help to clear away residual denture adhesive to provide a smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive the next morning.

Then you need to brush your partial denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive toothpaste. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

With the partial denture safely stored away you should brush and floss the rest of your natural teeth as part of your daily oral hygiene routine.

If you had a partial denture created at Dr. Danton Bradshaw’s Bellevue, Idaho, clinic and you have a questions about how to maintain it, you can always call 208-788-2006 to speak to a staff member at Snowy River Dental.