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Your dentist, Dr. David A. Browne, fitted your new partial so you could restore the full function and appearance of your lost teeth. Even though your new partial will never succumb to the ravages of tooth decay, it will still require daily care and cleaning as part of your oral hygiene routine.

Many people with a partial denture in McHenry, Illinois, like to use denture adhesives for a little extra hold. This has the added benefit of helping block out food particles. If a few food particles get stuck in the space between the partial and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.

When you take your partial out of your mouth each night, you will need to give it a thorough rinsing. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. Then, you should brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste, like denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

After your partial is cleaned and put away, you should brush and floss the rest of your teeth. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth that are surrounding your partial.

If you have questions about how to take care of your new partial denture, you can call David A. Browne, DDS, PC at 815-344-6811 for a consultation.