Your new partial is designed to restore the full function and appearance of multiple missing teeth in one part of your mouth. While it is invulnerable to the effects of tooth decay, your partial will still require some routine care and cleaning, each day.
Many people with a partial like to use denture adhesive for added hold. This has the added benefit of helping to 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 each night, you should rinse it thoroughly. This will help to clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface to reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. You should 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 gum line of the teeth surrounding your partial. Maintaining healthy gums in this area helps maintain the partials firm fit.
If you have questions about how to take care of your new partial, you can always call Carp Dental’s offices in Norristown, Pennsylvania at 610-275-1565 to ask a question.