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Your new set of dentures, fitted by Dr. Jon C. Packman are designed to effectively restore the function and appearance of your missing teeth. By including them as an important part of your daily oral hygiene regimen, you can ensure that that it will serve you for many years to come.

Many denture wearers like the additional security provided by denture adhesive, which also helps to block out food particles. If you do have food particles come between your dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse them and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.

When you take your dentures out at night, you should thoroughly rinse them to remove any residual denture adhesive and plaque buildup. Then you should brush all of the surfaces of the dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

It’s also a good idea to brush and clean your tongue. This can help loosen bacteria from the rough surfaces to help freshen your breath and reduce plaque buildup.

If you have questions about how to take care of your new set of dentures, you can always call Jon C. Packman, DDS, PLLC’s offices in Statesville, North Carolina at 704.873.2211 to ask a question.