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A 48-year-old member asked:

Where do you put partial denture before going to sleep?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
In a container: In a denture container with water inside.
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Water: Always put your partial denture in a cup full of water and let it soak whenever it is not in your mouth.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Out of mouth: Leave out of your mouth overnight so the tissues can rest and get filled up with fluid again. Best to brush denture with toothpaste, then soak in effervescent antibacterial cleaner (ex. Efferdent). If you have pets, put out of their reach.
Dr. David May
Dentistry 31 years experience
Clean them: I hate to see people take clean dentures, partial or complete, out at night. If you are missing your posterior teeth your mouth will collapse at night making a smaller airway to breathe through at night.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 36 years experience
Soak it....: We recommend cleaning the partial with a soft brush and a small amount of toothpaste. We then recommend soaking the partial in fresh water with a new denture tablet. This will keep the partial from getting a poor odor, from getting stained, and from obtaining an accumulation of tartar....

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