Amanda Orvis, RDH
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Removable dental appliances such as dentures and partial dentures require daily care as well as regular dental visits to keep them functioning properly. Denture and partial denture wearers need to pay close attention to the health of their mouths. Mouths should be brushed with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day, with or without teeth present. Partial denture wearers should pay close attention to the remaining teeth that their partials fit on to. Plaque and food debris can become trapped on or near the clasps that keep the dentures in place, and that plaque can lead to tooth decay or other dental issues.
Caring for Dentures or Partial Dentures
- Remove and rinse dentures or partials after eating.
- Rinse your mouth after removing your dentures.
- Gently clean your dentures or partials at least once a day using a non-abrasive denture cleaner or mild dish soap. Avoid using toothpaste on your dentures as they are too abrasive and can cause small imperfections in your denture that can trap plaque and bacteria.
- Soak your dentures overnight to keep them moist and to retain their correct shape. Always follow the instructions on the soaking solutions.
- Always rinse your dentures after soaking them before putting them back into your mouth.
- Maintain regular dental visits. Talk with your dentist or dental hygienist about the proper interval for your dental visits.
If you have any questions or concerns about your dentures or partial dentures, please call our office and schedule an appointment.
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