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Dentures in Brockton, Massachusetts, are designed to replace the function and appearance of your natural teeth. They are meant to be durable enough to handle biting and chewing tough foods. Thoughtful daily maintenance will extend their total lifespan and will also help you maintain your good oral health.

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

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

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.

Once this is done, you might also want to clean your tongue by brushing it with your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper. This can also help remove excess plaque and bacteria for fresher breath.

If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new set of dentures in Brockton, Massachusetts, you can always call Creative Smiles Dental Care at 508-588-1400 for advice from your dentist, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya.