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How should I care for my mouth and gums if I have dentures?

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Even with full dentures, it is important to brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush every morning before putting the dentures in.

Pay special attention to cleaning teeth that fit under the denture's metal clasps. Plaque that becomes trapped under the clasps will raise your chances of tooth decay. If you wear a partial denture, be sure to remove it before brushing natural teeth. Rinsing your mouth daily with lukewarm salt water will help clean the gums.

From: Caring for Dentures WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

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