Including Your New Dentures as part of your Oral Hygiene Regimen

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The new set of dentures Dr. Moumen Almouzayn fitted you with, represents a serious investment in restoring the full function and appearance of your teeth. Even if you only have dentures replacing your top or bottom teeth, they will still need special focus in your oral hygiene routine to help them last for many years to come.

If you don’t have denture implant anchors you might want to use a denture adhesive to secure your dentures in place and help block out food particles. If some food particles do manage to work their way into the space between the dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive. Each night after taking your dentures out, you should through rinse away any residual adhesive. This will give you smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive the next day.

You should then brush your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. You should soak your dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

Once your dentures are put away, you should then brush and floss your teeth, as part of your regular oral hygiene routine. If you have denture implant anchors you should also give them a light brushing. You can also lightly brush your tongue and gums to remove bacteria, prevent bad breath, and refresh your mouth.

If you have questions about how to take care of your new dentures, please feel free to call Dr. Moumen Almouzayn at 203.245.5101 to schedule an appointment.