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Your new dentures from Jody W. Adams, DDS are designed from durable materials that are invulnerable to tooth decay. Yet you should not be remiss to provide them with some daily care and cleaning. Maintaining your dentures will help extend their lifespan and reduce bad breath complications.

Denture adhesive is popular with many denture wearers for an extra-secure hold and the ability to prevent stray food particles from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.

You should thoroughly rinse your dentures each night. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next day. You should then brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

You might also want to clean your tongue by brushing it with your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper. This can help remove excess plaque and bacteria for a fresher breath.

If you have concerns about how to maintain your new dentures in Brigham City, Utah, you can always call 435.723.6120 to speak to Dr. Jody W. Adams or a member of our team.