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When Dr. Susanne Baaqee fit you for your new set of dentures, it was designed to stand the test of time and fit securely in your mouth. Keep in mind daily care and cleaning will maintain your dentures and extend their life.

Many denture wearers use denture adhesive to secure their dentures in place. It also has the added benefit of helping to prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.

If food particles do work their way in, you should thoroughly rinse the dentures and reapply a fresh line of denture adhesive.

You will need to give your dentures a thorough rinsing when you take them out each night. This will help to clear away residual denture adhesive while also providing a smooth surface to 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.

If you only have dentures replacing one set of teeth, whether upper or lower, you should brush and floss your remaining natural teeth, as part of your regular daily oral hygiene routine. It might also help to brush your tongue to remove excess plaque and bacteria for fresher breath.

If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new set of dentures, you can always call Dr. Susanne Baaqee’s office in Ocoee, Florida at 407-293-3002 for advice.