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The new partial denture that was furnished for you at Kimberlee J. Karey, DDS has been fashioned from durable materials that will not suffer the effects of tooth decay. It is designed to fit snugly with the underlying structure of your gums. Even with these high-quality endowments, there are still things you should do each day to clean and maintain the partial.

Denture adhesive can have many benefits, but if food material gets stuck in the space between the partial and your gums, it can be very annoying and troublesome. So, you should thoroughly rinse the unit and reapply fresh adhesive.

You need to thoroughly rinse your partial at the end of each day. This will help you clear away residual denture adhesive and provide a smooth surface so you can reapply the denture adhesive in the morning. You should then brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste like denture polish. You can then store your partial overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it in a safe place.

With the partial safely stored, you should brush and floss the rest of your natural teeth as part of your daily oral hygiene routine.

If you have questions about how to best maintain your new partial denture in Ann Arbor, Michigan, you can always call 734.668.6612 to speak to a staff member at Kimberlee J. Karey, DDS.