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Dentures are often an effective way to replace the function and appearance of missing teeth. They are created to seat firmly and comfortably with the underlying structure of your gums. It’s important to note that these ‘false teeth’ need daily care and cleaning to maximize their lifespan and prevent bacterial inflammation from affecting your gum tissues.

Many people with dentures like to apply a bead of denture adhesive to securely hold the dentures in place and to help block out stray food particles from irritating the gums. If a little debris come between your dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse them and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply a fresh bead of denture adhesive before securing the dentures back in your mouth.

When you take your dentures out at the end of each day, you need to thoroughly rinse them to remove plaque and clear away any residual adhesive. This should be followed by thoroughly brushing all 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.

If you have concerns about maintaining good oral hygiene or how to take care of your new dentures, you can always call 434-218-7072 to seek advice from staff member at Dr. Dr. Jennifer Rice and Dr. James Rice’s Charlottesville, Virginia, clinic.