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To replace the function and appearance of missing teeth, Dr. Charles Anderson might recommend removable dentures. These are essentially false teeth fashioned to look like your original teeth before they were lost or compromised. The set is anchored into a base that mimics the appearance of healthy gums.

Dr. Charles Anderson will custom design the dentures to match your teeth and fit firmly with the unique structure of your gums.

Even with this tight, custom fit, you might want to use denture adhesive for an extra-secure hold. If you have food particles come between your dentures and your gums, you should thoroughly rinse the particles and any residual adhesive away. You can then reapply more denture adhesive to the clean surface.

When you take your dentures out at the end of each day, you need to thoroughly rinse the teeth and the base. It’s important remove any plaque buildup as well as wash away any residual adhesive. This should be followed by thoroughly brushing all the surfaces of the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish. You should then soak the dentures overnight in water and keep them in a safe place.

Brushing your tongue each day can also help stave off plaque buildup and reduce your chances of developing bad breath. If you still have natural teeth remaining, you should be sure to brush them twice per day and floss them once each evening.

If you live in the Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, area and you have questions about dentures, you should call 843-884-2021 to schedule a consultation at Anderson Dentistry.