When our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Neal provides you with a partial or complete denture, it will be designed to fit firmly in your mouth. If your dentures fit properly you will be able to speak and eat effectively.
Yet as the years go by, the bone structure in your jaw can gradually start to change in response to the lack of tooth roots. You should see your dentist if your dentures no longer fit you correctly. However, dentures can also be held in place by applying a small amount of denture adhesive..
Your dentures will need to be rinsed under running water when you remove them. To clean them, scrub them gently with denture polish or dish or hand soap. You should soak them in a denture solution when you are not wearing them. If you have a partial denture you should brush and floss your natural teeth as usual. You can reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth and bad breath issues if you gently brush your tongue.
If you are in the Henrico, Virginia area and you have concerns about how to clean and maintain your new denture, you can always call 804-447-1435 to speak to member of staff at Who Does Your Teeth.