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Dentists like Dr. Gerald Spoto can often provide a complete denture to help replicate the basic function of missing teeth. This removable dental appliance is specially crafted in a state-of-the-art dental lab from materials that will prove effective against bacterial tooth decay.

While your denture is designed to be durable, your complete denture will need some simple daily practices to maintain its strength, and to help preserve the general health of the soft tissues in your mouth.

If you like to use denture adhesive to bond your dentures to your gums, you will need to make sure that you clean your dentures of any excess adhesive. You can do this whenever you need to take out your complete denture during the day or at night; all you need to do is thoroughly rinse away any residual denture adhesive. After drying your dentures with a clean paper towel, you will have a clean surface for applying fresh denture adhesive.

You will need to clean your denture each night. This should include a thorough rinsing to remove any plaque buildup, residual denture adhesive, and lingering food particles. Once this is done, you should gently brush all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little bit of non-abrasive toothpaste. The denture should then be soaked in water and stored in a safe place.

If you live in the Tampa, Florida, area, and if you have question about how to best maintain your new complete denture, you can always call (813) 884-3287 to speak to a member of Pro Spoto Dental’s staff.