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Your new removable partial denture that was fitted by your dentist, Dr. Cory Williams, represents a serious investment in replacing the function of your lost teeth. While it will not be susceptible to the effects of tooth decay, your partial will still require some routine care and cleaning to maintain it in the long term.

Many partial wearers like to use denture adhesive for an added hold. This has the added benefit of blocking 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.

Each night when you take your partial out, 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.

Then you should brush and floss the rest of your teeth as part of your usual daily oral hygiene routine. 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 and clean your new partial denture in Wilmington, North Carolina, you can always call 910-763-1072 to speak to a staff member at Cory Williams, DDS.