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Your new partial denture is designed to replace the full function and appearance of multiple missing teeth without using invasive dental implants. While it is invulnerable to the effects of tooth decay, your partial will still require some routine care and cleaning each day.

Many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. This also has the added benefit of helping block 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 at the end of each day. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. You should then brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste like denture polish. You can 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. Maintaining healthy gums will also help the partial fit securely and comfortably.

If you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your new partial denture in Park Ridge, Illinois, you can always call Family Dental Care Park Ridge clinic at (847) 692.6800 to consult with your dentist, Dr. Matthew Demas.