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The dentures fitted for you at AZ Dental were created from special dental-grade materials which perfectly match the underlying structure of your gums. Though they will not suffer from bacterial tooth decay, the dentures will still profit from regular care and cleaning.

Many people with dentures like to apply denture adhesive. This helps keep the unit in its place while eating and speaking and to prevent food particles from invading the space between the gums and the dentures. If, however, you do find that you have food crumbs invade your teeth, simply rinse it away. You may then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.

Your dentures may also need simple care and cleaning when you take them out at night. You’ll need to brush all surfaces these dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish, then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

When you’re done cleaning the dentures, consider brushing your tongue as well or using a tongue scraper. That and a vigorous rinse of antiseptic mouthwash will help remove any bacteria and plaque as well as improve oral hygiene and stop chronic bad breath issues.

If you have queries about how to clean and maintain your new set of dentures, you can call Dr. Ravi Aulakh’s San Jose, California office at 408-227-6000 to seek further counsel.