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A partial denture is small, removable dental appliance designed to replace the basic appearance and function of multiple missing teeth. It is created to fit tightly with your natural gum structure. Yet many people apply a little extra denture adhesive to help hold it in place while also preventing food particles from invading the base.

Cleaning and maintaining your partial denture each day will help maximize its lifespan and ensure a comfortable fit with your gums.

Rinsing your partial denture each night will help clean away plaque and residual denture adhesive. You should then brush your partial with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a nonabrasive toothpaste like denture polish. You can then store your partial denture overnight by soaking it in water and keeping it someplace safe.

You should then continue with brushing and flossing the rest of your teeth as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Be sure to pay a little extra attention to brushing and flossing the teeth adjacent to your partial denture. This will help the unit fit comfortably in place.

If you had a partial created for you at Dr. Bennett Packard or Dr. David Packard’s Yakima, Washington, clinic, and you have questions about how to properly maintain it, you can always call 509.577.8277 to speak to a staff member at Creekside Dental.