It’s important to clean and care for your partial dentures regularly. This is because doing everything you can do to keep your appliance in tip-top shape can help you avoid warping or damaging your appliance and it can even help you replace your missing teeth the way you want for many years. So, our dentist, Dr. Lawrence Gerhart, encourages you to clean and care for your dentures by doing the following things:
-Rinse your partial after eating. All you need to do is remove your appliance and run it under warm (not hot) water. This can help you wash away any bacteria that gathered on your appliance during your meal. As you handle the denture, be careful not to drop it. Dropping it can break the appliance.
-Brush your partial daily. You can brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleaner or toothpaste. You can even use clear, unscented soap if you want. Brushing can remove plaque and bacteria that gather on the appliance throughout the day.
-Soak your partial overnight. Just put it in a cup of water or mild denture-cleaning solution while you sleep. This can help it keep its shape and remain clean.
For more information and details about how to care for your partial dentures in Tucson, Arizona, please contact Lawrence Gerhart DDS today at 520-326-5442. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!