The new dentures installed by our Presidio Dental team effectively restores the full function and natural appearance of your compromised teeth. Diligently including them in your oral hygiene routine helps ensure that they will serve you for many years to come.
A lot of denture wearers like to use denture adhesives to lock their dentures firmly in place and seal out stray food particles. If you have some food particles trapped between your gums and the base of the dentures, you should thoroughly rinse them away as well as any residual adhesive. This will give you a smooth, clean surface to reapply fresh denture adhesive.
You should thoroughly rinse the dentures when you take them out each night to completely remove any residual adhesive and plaque. You should then brush the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. Then, you should soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.
Brushing and cleaning your tongue, and then vigorously rinsing your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash will also go a long way in reducing plaque production in your mouth and preventing bad breath.
If you have questions or concerns about the best ways to properly clean and maintain your dentures in San Francisco, California, you can call Presidio Dental at 415.737.0430 to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Kenneth Karamyan.