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Your complete or partial denture, provided by our dentist, is designed to replicate the basic appearance and function of your missing teeth. Even though the removable dental appliance will not be vulnerable to tooth decay it will still require some daily care and cleaning. With consistency, it will help maintain a comfortable fit in your mouth, while also extending the lifespan of the unit.

It’s best to thoroughly rinse your denture under running water anytime you take it out. Each night you will also need to lightly brush all surfaces of the denture with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste such as denture polish.

The goal is to remove any food particles and plaque buildup. After it has been thoroughly cleaned you should soak it in denture solution and store it overnight in a safe place.

It might also help to brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper to remove additional oral plaque and bacteria from your mouth. Sometimes this simple cleaning can help reduce bad breath.

If you have a partial denture it would also help to make a conscious effort to brush the existing teeth each morning and night. You also need to remember to floss once each day, which includes flossing the gumline of the two teeth neighboring the void.

If you have recently been provided with a complete or partial denture at Dr. Robert A. Bell’s dental office in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, and you have a question about how to clean and maintain it, you can always call 502-955-6516 to speak to a member of Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C.’s staff.