Tips for Cleaning Partial Dentures

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If you are closing a gap in your smile with partial dentures, you’re most likely wanting to maintain your new beautiful smile for many years, right? Well, to achieve this goal, you need to clean and care for your partial dentures regularly. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. George Yzaguirre, has the tips you need. Those tips are to:

-Rinse your partial after eating. This is an easy task. All you need to do is remove the denture and run it under warm (not hot) water. This is important because running it under hot water can warp the appliance. When handling the denture, make sure not to drop it.

-Brush your partial daily. You can brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive denture cleaner or toothpaste. You can even use clear, unscented soap if you desire. Brushing can remove plaque and bacteria that gather on the appliance throughout the day.

-Soak your partial overnight. This can help your appliance maintain its shape. So, make sure to put it in a cup of water or mild denture-cleaning solution while you sleep.

Would you like to know more about how to clean and care for your partial dentures in Corpus Christi, Texas? If so, please contact George Yzaguirre, DDS, PA, General Dentistry at 361-992-8351 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to answering your questions and giving you the information you need!