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Dr. Jacob Avner typically designs and crafts dentures from materials that are durable enough to fully replace the function of your missing teeth. All things being considered, you can significantly increase the already long lifespan of your dentures with some daily care and cleaning measures.

Many denture wearers like to secure their dentures in place with denture adhesive. If food particles come between your dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse them and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.

Each night, you should take your dentures out and thoroughly rinse the base so it is free of any residual denture adhesive and plaque. You should then brush all of the surfaces of the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

While you still have the brush in your hand, you might want to also consider brushing your tongue. Along with a vigorous rinse of antiseptic mouthwash, it will help remove bacteria and plaque to improve oral hygiene and prevent chronic bad breath problems.

If you have questions about how to best clean and maintain your new set of dentures in Rego Park, New York, you can always call Great Smiles of NY at 718-275-7300 to seek further advice.