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When Daniel Richards, DMD fitted your partial, it effectively restored the function and appearance of your missing or extracted teeth. While the partial is crafted from artificial materials that aren’t vulnerable to bacteria and tooth decay, it will still require some basic daily care and cleaning.

Denture adhesive is a popular way for partial wearers to get some extra hold while also helping to block out food particles. If a few food particles come between your partial 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 partial out each night, you need to rinse away all residual denture adhesive. This will provide you with a clean, smooth surface to re-apply the denture adhesive the next day.

You can then brush your partial with soft bristled toothbrush and denture polish to clean it of any residual plaque and food particles. Once your partial is clean, you should soak the partial overnight in water and keep it in a safe place.

After you are done with your partial, you should brush and floss your teeth, per your daily oral hygiene routine. Make sure to floss around the gum line of the teeth neighboring the partial.

If you have questions about the best way to clean and maintain your partial, you should call Daniel Richards, DMD at (205) 823-6300 to schedule an appointment.