Denture Care and Partials with Metal Framework:
- The first few weeks your partial or denture may feel uncomfortable.
- Make sure to wear it every day so your tissues can adjust to it. If you don't, your tissues or teeth will change and it may not fit.
- Start out eating soft foods and graduate to harder foods.
Cleaning your partials/dentures:
- Clean your partials/dentures every day. Cleaning them daily with a denture brush and soaking them in a cleanser solution will help keep your applicance looking white and bright, while preventing plaque buildup and odor.
- Rinse and brush your partials/dentures in clean, warm water with a denture brush.
- When cleaning partials/dentures, don't brush too hard; you don't want to damage any plastic or metal parts of the applicance. If needed, moisten the denture brush to avoid damages or scratches to the appliance surface.
- Brush your gums, tongue and nautural teeth with a fluoride toothpaste, before reinserting your partial/dentures. This will help remove plaque from your teeth, stimulate circulation in your mouth, and help maintain good oral health.
- After brushing, rinse with a mouthwash, to give your mouth a refreshed feeling.
- Never try to adjust your partial/dentures yourself. This might cause harm to your mouth or damage to your appliance.
- Visit your dentist regularly as recommended. Rely on him or her for advice and answers to specific questions about your oral care.
- Have an Oral Cancer Screening done once a year.
Removing your dentures:
- Swish your mouth with warm water or a mouthwash. Fill the sink with warm water to avoid breaking the dentures if they are dropped.
- To remove your top denture, place your thumb against your front teeth and press upward and outward toward your nose. To remove your lower denture, slowly pull on your denture while applying a rocking motion.
- Be sure to keep your dentures moist when you aren't wearing them. This will keep them from dryiing out and losing their shape. Store your dentures in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in water. Never place your dentures in hot water. This can cause them to warp.
- Keep your denture away from animals. They like to chew on them.
Removing your partials:
- Make sure to lift the partial at the clasp area. Do not lift at acrylic teeth as this may cause the teeth to break off.
- Lift on one side and then lift on opposite side.
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