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Your new denture implants, anchors and hardware represent a serious investment in securing your dentures in place and restoring the full function of your mouth. Even though the anchor abutments, and hardware are not subject to tooth decay, they still need to be a part of your oral hygiene routine.

Food particles and plaque can build up on your anchors. If it hardens into tartar, it can lead to gum disease that could compromise the bones anchoring the implants.

Make sure to rinse away any food particles and plaque from the dentures and hardware, when you take them out at night. You should then us a nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish to brush the anchors in your mouth as well as the attachment hardware and dentures. When you are finished you can rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath.

At your regular dental checkup, the dentist will inspect and clean the anchor points as well as monitor the health of your gums. It’s not uncommon for a piece of hardware or your dentures to show a little wear and tear. If something is out of alignment, let your dentist know so they can repair or replace the item in question.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your denture implants, please feel free to call us at 617-934-4914 to schedule an appointment.