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Your new set of dentures were crafted from durable materials to replace your missing teeth. They were designed to fit snugly with the underlying structure of the gums. Providing your dentures with daily cleaning and regular maintenance will extend its lifespan and ensure a comfortable fit with your gums.

Even with this firm fit, many people with dentures like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. This also has the added benefit of blocking out random food particles from invading the base of the dentures.

You will need to rinse your dentures each evening to clear away residual denture adhesive and to provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next day. You should then use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive denture polish to brush the denture surfaces. You can then store the dentures overnight by soaking them in water and keeping them in a safe place.

Once this is done, you might also want to clean your tongue by brushing it with your toothbrush or a special tongue scraper. This can help remove excess plaque and bacteria for fresher breath.

If you have questions about how to properly clean and maintain your new set of dentures in San Francisco, California, you can always call 415-647-7077 to speak with Dr. Barry Kinney or a member of the staff at Barry Kinney.