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Sometimes, due to accidents, tooth decay, or other oral emergencies, you end up with missing teeth. Dentures are a great option for filling in your smile!

There are two types of dentures: partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth in a row; complete dentures replace all of your teeth. Partial dentures attach onto the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap, while complete dentures suction to the roof of the mouth. Both appliances replace teeth and offer natural-looking results.

To properly care for your dentures, it is important to talk to your dentist about specific instructions for your personal oral health. Here are some general guidelines.

It is important with dentures to maintain impeccable oral hygiene routines. Brush your gums, tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth before putting in your dentures for the day. This helps stimulate tissues and helps prevent plaque buildup, oral irritation, and bad breath. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid abrasions.

Rinse your dentures before brushing to remove any loose food. Brush your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner. Clean all surfaces of your dentures! When you are not wearing your dentures, store covered in water to prevent them from warping.

Remember to schedule regular dental visits to make sure your dentures continue to fit properly. Call Armstrong Dental at 208-785-3310 to schedule an appointment today! Dr. Damon T. Armstrong and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about dentures and your oral health!