A Removable Partial Needs Consistent Cleaning and Care

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The removable partial denture that was custom made for you at Northpointe Dental represents a serious investment in replacing the basic function of your missing teeth. While it will not be vulnerable to tooth decay, your partial will nonetheless require daily cleaning and care.

Oftentimes, people with a removable partial will use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. This has the added benefit of blocking out food particles. Should fugitive food particles work their way into the space between your partial and gums, you should take the appliance out and thoroughly rinse it. You should then dry it with clean paper towels before applying a fresh bead of denture adhesive.

When you take the partial out each night, you should rinse it thoroughly. 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. 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 in this area helps maintain the partial’s firm fit.

If you have questions about how to properly care and clean your new partial denture in Zanesville, Ohio, you can always call 740-454-6644 to speak to your dentist, Dr. Brian J. Waggle, or a helpful member at Northpointe Dental.