If you have a removable denture, you should take it out every night before you sleep. Gently brush the denture using a soft toothbrush or denture brush. Then, store the prosthetic overnight in water or cleaning solution. If you have remaining healthy teeth, continue to brush and floss them each day to avoid additional tooth loss. If you are fully edentulous (without teeth), you can carefully brush your gums to remove food and plaque, and you may want to use an antimicrobial mouth rinse to keep your gums healthy. Patients with implant retained dentures can brush these prosthetics the way they would healthy, natural teeth. Flossing will be a little trickier. We can show you proper technique to remove plaque and food that can get trapped between the denture base and gum tissue. Regardless of what type of denture you select, visiting our office every six months is essential. During these biannual dental appointments, we’ll examine the fit and function of your denture and help you keep them looking and feeling great. Traditional dentures typically need to be replaced every five to ten years, but with proper care, your implant retained denture may last for two decades or longer.