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Can't Partials Be Brushed Like the Rest of Our Teeth?


Posted on 10/13/2017 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
Brushing Frank W. Sallustio DDS, MS, FACP AZ 85375-4486
Good oral hygiene has always been brush our teeth two times a day, floss, rinse, and regular office visits. But sometimes things happen and you may need a tooth pulled.

Whether it's a crown or a bridge or a full set of dentures, they all need special care. You will need to learn a new routine. Here are some helpful tips for brushing your new teeth.

How to Brush Your New Partial

Before you start, it's a good idea to fill the sink with water or lay down a soft towel. Your new teeth are fragile and can break if dropped onto a hard surface. You can use a denture toothbrush or a regular soft bristle toothbrush will work too. And take it easy. Brushing too hard can scratch them. Using a denture toothpaste is also important.

Regular toothpaste is just a little too abrasive. It's ok for your tooth's enamel, but the material that makes up your partial is too soft. Make sure you brush the entire area and to be careful around any attachment pieces. This may be metal framework or a clasp. You don't want to bend them. Make sure you get all the food particles and rinse under warm or cold water. Hot water can cause your partial to change its shape and you could permanently damage them.

It's very important to learn how to take care of your new teeth. Your new teeth play a big part in protecting remaining teeth and preventing future problems. Everyone loves to see a perfect smile.

When you get your partial, your dentist will give you some tips on what you can eat, what to clean with, how long to keep it in, and maybe even how to practice talking. Whatever product you do decide on it's important to follow the directions. Brushing should follow soaking them.

You may still have more questions about your partial. How to take it out and put it back in, and that is if it fits correctly. Your dentist can definitely help teach you the trick on how to remove it and put it back in. How to properly clean it. Also make any small adjustments to make sure it fits comfortably.

The idea behind a partial is to hold surrounding teeth in place and give you your smile back with no discomfort. If you have any questions or concerns check in with your dentist office and they'll be happy to help you.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (623) 738-2639 today.

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