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How to Manage Caring for Your Partial Denture

Posted on 6/22/2020 by Dr. Shiotsu
Learning how to properly care for your partial dentures is very important as it will help determine how long your dentures are going to last. Following through with proper care and instructions from our office will be very important. How to Prepare for Daily Cleanings You should learn to handle your dentures with a great deal of care. Fill your sink with warm water, then gently lay a soft towel over the sink to avoid any accidents such as dropping them down the sink – partial dentures can indeed break if they fall or hit a surface too hard. Once you have the towel down and fill your sink with warm water and wash your partials in the water, ideally after each meal as this will help to remove any loose food debris. Be careful not to make the water too hot as that could cause more damage to the partial perhaps warping it and then it will not fit properly. As with our natural teeth, partial dentures need daily brushing with a soft brush or a special dental brush, but, be careful as to not use toothpaste – as it is abrasive and creates scratches where plaque and food can build up. You can brush your partials with warm water, or even soap or a special denture paste. The dental office should be able to recommend a good one for you. There are also denture tablets that can be used on occasion if you want to put them in the warm water to soak as this can often times help remove some lighter stains and build up. However, read carefully on the label for the instructions as each brand will have a variation of how their brand works best. Always look for a product with the ADA Seal of Approval as you can be assured those products have already been thoroughly tested and approved and safe. Upon completion of the soaking, rinse completely with the warm water solution before you re-insert the partial dentures. If you want to have a fresh feeling and taste in your mouth, it is ideal to rinse with a mouthwash after cleaning. Remember, when your partials are not in your mouth, they should ideally always be kept in a denture solution, this will help the partials not dry out as they are made with acrylic and if they dry it will cause the fit to not be as tight and the partial can and does become brittle. Call Us for Help If you are experiencing trouble with your dentures or having trouble with cleaning your dentures in any way, please call the office and we will be happy to help you and get an appointment scheduled....
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How to Manage Caring for Your Partial Denture
6/22/2020
Tips to Keep Dentures from Being Inevitable
6/8/2020
Ways to Stretch Your Jaw Muscles to Decrease Chewing and Talking Pain
5/29/2020
Are Your Missing Teeth Responsible For Your Early Aging?
5/15/2020
Issues with Dentures to Know About if You Care for a Senior
4/20/2020
How Dental Cement Works to Hold Crowns in Place
4/10/2020
Could Your Sleep Problems Be Caused by Poor Oral Health?
3/20/2020
Can You Sleep in Dentures or Can it Hurt Your Mouth?
3/10/2020
Reasons You May Not Be Able To Get A Dental Crown
2/20/2020
Most Large Fillings Need a Crown to Cover the Tooth
2/10/2020
Common Mistakes People Make with New Dentures
1/20/2020
Benefits of a Permanent Bridge
1/10/2020
Ways of Keeping Your Dentures Really Strong
12/20/2019
Typical Reasons Dentures Begin to Crack
12/10/2019
Do Dental Implants Give Your Face a Younger Look?
11/20/2019
Different Health Issues that Could Result in Lost Teeth
11/10/2019
Difference Between a Partial Denture and a Bridge
10/20/2019
Can One Dental Implant Make That Much of a Difference?
10/10/2019
Sticky Foods Can Lead to Wiggling Dentures
9/20/2019
What Happens if You Wear Poorly Fitting Dentures?
9/10/2019
Is Dental Bonding the Right Solution for Your Dental Needs?
8/25/2019
How One Tooth Can Provide Additional Denture Stability
8/15/2019
Who Needs to Look into Overdentures?
7/20/2019
Situations Where a Root Canal is All That Can Save Your Tooth
7/10/2019
Signs You Need an Upgraded Denture
6/20/2019
Problems If Your Dentures Begin to Dry Out
6/10/2019
Partial Dentures Can Keep Your Oral Health Strong
5/20/2019
Options to Correct a Tooth with a Chip Missing
5/10/2019
Signs You Need a New Set of Dentures
4/20/2019
What is Gum Tissue Conditioning?
4/10/2019
Should You Get a Partial Denture to Help with Your Missing Teeth?
3/20/2019
Protecting Your Dental Bonding is What Helps Them Last the Longest
3/10/2019
Rules About Caring for Dentures Each Day
2/20/2019
Reasons You May Lose a Dental Crown
2/10/2019
How Do Antidepressants Impact Dental Implants?
1/20/2019
Foods to Avoid When Getting Used to Dentures
1/10/2019
How to Manage a Tooth with a Missing Crown Until It Can Get Repaired
12/25/2018
How to Make a Crown Last
12/15/2018
Signs You Need a New Set of Dentures
11/25/2018
What to Know to Help Make Caring for a Senior's Teeth Easier
11/15/2018
Have You Struggled with Denture Sores?
10/25/2018
Denture Pain Does Not Have To Rule Your Day
10/15/2018
Dental Veneers Can Give You a Confidence Boost
9/25/2018
Dangers of Ill-Fitting Dentures
9/15/2018
How Adhesives Hold Dentures In Place
8/23/2018
Extractions Can Change How Your Dentures Fit
8/13/2018
Learning to Speak Is Difficult with New Dentures
7/20/2018
How a Partial Denture Can Save Your Oral Health
7/10/2018
How to Help Your Mouth Adjust to Eating with Dentures
6/25/2018
What Exactly Is a Denture Sore?
6/15/2018
How Custom Dentures Are Able to Improve Your Oral Health
5/25/2018
How Bruxism Affects Dentures
5/15/2018
How Long Does it Take to Eat Regularly After Implants Are Placed?
4/20/2018
What to Do with Your Dentures When You Take Them Out
4/10/2018
Top 3 Benefits of Turning to Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
3/23/2018
Reasons a Partial May Be Just What You Need
3/13/2018
Exercise After Dental Implant Surgery Needs to Wait
2/23/2018
Best Filling Options for Cavities Between the Teeth
2/13/2018
Are Standard Dentures a Good Fit for Anyone?
1/25/2018
Can a Dental Crown Last the Rest of Your Life?
1/15/2018
Signs It Is Time For a Denture Upgrade
12/23/2017
Why Your Dentures May Be Painful to Wear at First
12/13/2017
Is Soaking Your Dentures Enough?
11/27/2017
How Often Do Dentures Need Refitting?
11/17/2017
When You Shouldn't Use a Partial Denture
10/25/2017
What to Do When Teeth Cannot Get Crowns
10/15/2017
Benefits of Having Implant Supported Dentures
9/30/2017
Benefits of Getting a Mouth Guard
9/20/2017
Lasers May Be One of The Most Effective Bacteria Killers Ever
8/25/2017
Keep Your Dentures Snug - Tips and Tricks
8/15/2017
Preventing Pain from Dentures
7/30/2017
How to Prolong the Life of Dental Crowns
7/23/2017
Tips to Make Learning to Use Dentures Easier
6/30/2017
How to Brush Your Partial Denture to Keep It Clean
6/20/2017
How Long Does It Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
5/30/2017
How Do Denture Creams Hold Dentures Still?
5/20/2017
Why Do You Need a Temporary Crown Before a Permanent One?
4/30/2017
Why Dentures Often Lead to Bad Breath
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