Your new set of dentures fitted at Prehn Dental Offices’s clinic in Wausau, Wisconsin, have been designed to perfectly mimic the appearance and function of all your missing teeth. Providing the unit with some daily care and cleaning measures will help to ensure that it lasts for many years to come.
Many denture-wearers prize denture adhesive for the extra-secure hold it provides and the ability to block out stray food matter from irritating the gums. Denture adhesive will also need to be factored into your oral hygiene measures. Should some stray food particles manage to work its way into your dentures, you need to rinse them away before they can irritate the gums. Be sure to also wash away any residual denture adhesive and dry the base with a clean paper towel before applying a fresh bead of denture adhesive.
Each night, before bed, you will need to take your dentures out to give them a thorough cleaning. This starts with a vigorous rinse to wash away residual denture adhesive while also providing a smooth surface to apply the denture adhesive the next day. It’s best to brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little non-abrasive denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
If you have questions or concerns about how to properly maintain your dentures, you can always call 715-842-1270 to consult with a staff member at Prehn Dental Offices’s Wausau, Wisconsin, clinic.