The new partial fitted for you by the dentists at Washington Dental Group’s , Washington, clinic, has been designed to fit firmly and comfortably in place. This removable dental appliance will fill the void and replace the function left behind by your missing teeth.
Even though it will not be susceptible to bacterial tooth decay, it will still need to be an inclusive part of your daily oral hygiene routine. This will help extend the partial’s life, while also maintaining healthy gums and a snug fit within the void.
If you use denture adhesive for its added hold and and ability to block out stray food matter, you should be aware of a few minor cleaning considerations. Should 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.
It’s also very important for you to rinse the partial when you take it out at the end of the day. This will serve to remove residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface when you reapply a fresh bead the next morning.
You should then brush the partial with a soft bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste like denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water or placing it in the case provided. Just be sure to tuck it away in a safe place.
Once this is done, you should continue on with brushing and flossing your natural teeth as part of your regular 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 properly care and clean your new partial, you can always call 1-800-823-0830 to speak to a member of the staff at Washington Dental Group’s , Washington, clinic.