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Your dentist, Dr. Danton Bradshaw, designed your partial denture to replicate the function and appearance of your missing teeth. While it is made from artificial materials that will not suffer the effects of tooth decay, it will still need some basic care. To that end, your dentist offers these simple tips to increase the longevity of your new partial denture in Bellevue, Idaho.

Even though your partial was designed to fit tightly with the underlying gums, you might want to use a little denture adhesive. Not only will it provide you with an extra-secure hold, but it will also help block out residual food particles from infiltrating the base of the partial and your gums.

If you do have food particles come between your partial 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 partial out at the end of each day, you need to thoroughly rinse it to remove any plaque buildup as well as wash away any residual adhesive. This should be followed by brushing the surfaces of the partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

Once your partial is cleaned, you should brush and floss your remaining teeth to maintain an overall healthy mouth.

If you have questions about how to care for your new partial, you can always call 208-788-2006 to consult with your dentist at Snowy River Dental.