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Your custom-made partial is made from materials that are not susceptible to the ravages of tooth decay. However, it will still need to be cleaned each day to extend its lifespan and promote the health of the surrounding teeth.

Many people with a partial find that denture adhesive helps secure the unit in place while also preventing stray food particles from getting caught between the base and the gums. If a few food particles do invade, you should thoroughly rinse them and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.

You will also need to rinse away all residual denture adhesive when you take your partial out of your mouth at the end of the day. This will give you a clean, smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive the next morning.

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

You should then brush and floss the rest of your natural teeth to prevent gum disease and future cavities.

If you have questions about the best way to clean and maintain your partial denture in Bellaire, Texas, you should call Stepp Family Dentistry at 713-520-8400 for further advice from your dentist, Dr. Cauleen Stepp.