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Your new set of custom dentures that were fitted by your dentist, Dr. Joseph Neeley, represents a serious investment in replacing the full function and appearance of your compromised teeth. While they are designed to handle the rigors of biting and chewing, they will stand the test of time even better if you care for them each day.

Many denture wearers like to use denture adhesive to secure their dentures in place. It also has the added benefit of preventing 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.

Each night, you should give your dentures a thorough rinsing when you take them out. 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 the surface of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight in water.

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 in Austin, Texas, you can always call Barton Oaks Dental Group at 512-327-6947 for advice.