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The dentures your dentist, Dr. Bruce Utterback and Pia Sweeney, designed for you are intended to replace the function and appearance of your lost teeth. While your dentures are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, they will still require some daily care and cleaning.

Using denture adhesive is a popular way to help many denture wearers secure their dentures in place while also blocking 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 the end of each day, you need to thoroughly rinse them to remove any plaque buildup and wash away any residual adhesive. This should be followed by thoroughly brushing the surface of the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

Brushing and cleaning your tongue twice a day will also help stave off plaque buildup and reduce your chances of developing bad breath.

If you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your new set of dentures in Virginia Beach, Virginia, you can always call Sweeney Utterback Dentistry at 757.222.3737 to seek further advice.