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Congratulations on your partial removable denture! With the proper care and maintenance, it should serve you well and last anywhere from 5-10 years. At Backof Family Dentistry, we are happy to review some basic denture care tips to help you take good care of them.

You can clean them with a denture cleaner, and it is a good idea to find one that has the American Dental Association seal of acceptance on the packing. This ensures that the product has been proven both safe and effective.

You can also use dish soap or hand soap, but it is best to avoid other household cleaners.You will want to brush your dentures daily to get rid of plaque and food particles and prevents the denture from having permanent stains.

You can also use a brush made for cleaning dentures. This will have bristles designed to fit your denture shape. If you are using a toothbrush, make sure it has soft bristles to avoid damaging your denture.

To clean:

-Carefully rinse off any loose food particles.

-Wet the cleaning brush or toothbrush and add some denture cleaner.

-Gently brush all surface areas of the denture. Be careful not to bend the attachments or damage the plastic.

When you take them out at night, be sure to keep the denture moist. You can soak them in water or a soaking solution made for dentures. When you are ready to put them back in your mouth, be sure to rinse them completely.

If you have any further questions about maintaining your denture in New Holland, Pennsylvania, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 717-351-7342. Our dentists, Drs. John S. Backof, Melissa Della Croce, and Andrew Sieger are ready to help you with your oral care needs.