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A complete denture is sometimes needed to replace the basic function and appearance of a mouth with missing or severely compromised teeth. Dr. Mundra and her associates will design the removable dental appliances to match the existing shape and structure of your gums.

Yet many denture wearers still like to apply a little denture adhesive. Just a small bead laid along the base of a denture can help hold it tight to the underlying gums while reducing your chances of food particles infiltrating the base.

If a little food matter does end up finding a way in, you should thoroughly rinse them away at your earliest convenience. Once this is done, you should dry the base of the unit with a clean paper towel and apply a fresh bead of denture adhesive.

Your complete denture will also need to be thoroughly cleaned each evening before you go to bed. This starts with a thorough rinsing to clear away any residual denture adhesive. Once this is done you should follow up by brushing all the surfaces of your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush and a little nonabrasive toothpaste.

You should then store your dentures overnight by soaking them in water and storing them in a safe place.

You might want to consider cleaning your tongue if you’ve had problems with bad breath. You can do this by brushing your tongue with your toothbrush. Removing excess bacteria from the rough surfaces of your tongue can go a long way to reduce bad breath problems.

If you live in the Worcester, Massachusetts, area and you are considering dentures, you can always call 508-425-7180 to set up a consultation appointment with the dental specialists at Grace Family Dental.