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Your new dentures were crafted at Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke from durable materials that are meant to handle the work of biting and chewing the foods you eat. They were based on a detailed impression of your underlying gum structure to match seamlessly in place.

Even with this firm fit, you might want to apply a little denture adhesive. Not only will it help lock the dentures in place throughout your day, but it can also block food material from working their way between the base of the dentures and your gums.

Be sure to thoroughly rinse your dentures 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 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.

With your dentures cleaned and put away, you might also want to clean your tongue by brushing it with your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper. Removing excess bacteria can go a long way toward reducing bad breath problems.

If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new dentures in Burke, Virginia, you should call 703-801-6166 to consult with a member of Dr. Michael King’s staff.