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Your dentures were created from durable materials that will handle the daily rigors of chewing the foods you consume. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits and quality care practices for your dentures will extend their lifespan. This will also ensure that the unit fits comfortably on your gums.

Denture adhesive is popular with many denture wearers thanks to its secure hold and ability to block out stray food particles from the base of the gums. If you do have food particles 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 any plaque buildup as well as wash 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.

You might want to also consider brushing your tongue. This can help reduce the bacterial load in your mouth and freshen your breath.

If you have concerns about maintaining good oral hygiene or how to take care of your new dentures in Hickory, North Carolina, you can always call 828-322-6731 to seek advice from Dr. John McAllister and the staff members at McAllister Dentistry.