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Your new dentures that were custom made at Tammy Perison, DDS Family and Cosmetic Dental Care represent a serious investment in replacing the basic function of your missing teeth. While they will not be susceptible to tooth decay, your dentures will still need daily cleaning and care.

Most people with removable dentures prefer to use denture adhesive for the extra-secure hold it provides. This also has the added benefit of preventing stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.

If stray food particles infiltrate the base of the dentures, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and dry them with a dry paper towel. You can reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive to the newly cleaned surface.

You should give your dentures a thorough rinsing when you take them out each night. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next day. You should then brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

You might also find that brushing your tongue helps remove excess plaque and bacteria to reduce chronic bad breath issues.

If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new set of dentures in West Seneca, New York, you can always call 716-674-5256 to seek advice from a staff member at Tammy Perison, DDS Family and Cosmetic Dental Care.