The new partial fitted for you at Concept Dental is made from durable dental materials that are impervious to the ravages of tooth decay. Still, you should not be cavalier about the care and cleaning of your new dental appliance. With daily oral hygiene focus, you can maximize the lifespan of your new partial, ensuring it serves you for many years to come.
Many partial wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure 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 at the end of the day, you should rinse it thoroughly. This will help clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. You can then brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste like denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.
You should then follow through with the rest of your daily oral hygiene routine by brushing and flossing your natural teeth. It is especially important to floss around the gumline of the teeth surrounding your partial. Maintaining healthy gums in this area helps maintain the partial’s firm fit.
If you have questions about how to properly care for and clean your new partial, you can always call 425-697-3907 to speak to a staff member at Concept Dental.