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Your dentures created for you mimic the appearance and function of your lost teeth. Providing them with some daily care and cleaning measures will help maximize their longevity and ensure a comfortable fit in your mouth.

Many denture wearers like to apply a little denture adhesive to lock the unit in place throughout your day. If a little residual food matter infiltrates the base of the dentures, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.

You will also need to give the dentures a thorough rinsing at the end of the day. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive as well as provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next day.

Once this is done, you’ll need to brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. With everything cleaned, you can store the dentures overnight by soaking them in water and tucking them away someplace safe.

Before going to bed, you might also want to clean your tongue by brushing it with your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper. Removing excess bacterial matter can go a long way toward reducing bad breath problems.

If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new dentures in Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania, you should call 215-949-2929 to consult with Dr. Andrew Kang & David Cho or a member of our Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates staff.