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Dentures Require Daily Care and Cleaning

The dentures that Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor fit you for are designed to replace the function and appearance of your missing teeth. Even though the dentures are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, they will still require some daily care and cleaning.

Denture adhesive is a popular way to help many denture wearers to secure their dentures in place while also serving to block out food particles. If you do have food particles come between your dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse them and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.

When you take your dentures out at the end of each day you need to thoroughly rinse them to remove any plaque buildup as well as wash away any residual adhesive. This should be followed by brushing all of the surfaces of the dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

Brushing and cleaning your tongue twice a day will also help to stave off plaque buildup and reduce your chances of developing bad breath.

If you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your new set of dentures, you can always call Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor’s office in Ottawa, Ontario at (613) 226-4562 for a consultation.