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Your dentist, Dr. James C. Ma, designed your new, removable partial denture to replace the function of your missing teeth. While it is made from materials that are not susceptible to tooth decay, the partial will still need to be cleaned and maintained as part of your daily oral hygiene routine.

Many custom partial wearers like to use denture adhesive for an added hold. This has the added benefit of blocking out food particles. If a few food particles get stuck in the space between the partial and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.

You should thoroughly rinse your partial each night. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. You can then brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste like denture polish. Then, store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

Then, you should brush and floss the rest of your teeth as part of your usual daily oral hygiene routine. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth surrounding your partial. Healthy gums ensure that the partial maintains a comfortable fit.

If you have questions or concerns about how to maintain your new partial denture in Tulare, California, you can always call 559-688-4111 to talk a member of our James C. Ma team.