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A partial denture in Naperville, Illinois, is designed to restore the full function and appearance of multiple missing teeth. While it is invulnerable to the effects of tooth decay, your partial will still require some routine care and cleaning each day.

Many partial wearers like to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. This also 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.

When you take your partial out each night, 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 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 gumline of the teeth surrounding your partial. Maintaining healthy gums will also help the partial fit securely and comfortably.

If you have questions or concerns about how to best maintain your partial, you can always call Dr. Jason Brown at 630-245-0200 to ask a question. Your North Pointe Dental Care dental team is happy to help you!