information the office gives to new denture patients. You have to brush the food particles off your dentures. Rinse your dentures and place them in a container with fresh water. If you are using tablets to add to the water, place them in the clean water, soak overnight. Depending on the patient, some patients sleep with their dentures. Your dentures should be be out of your mouth for at least 4 hours a day. You have to clean your mouth and tongue. You can use salt water and gauze, or toothbrush and lightly brush your ridges and tissues. To clean your tongue, you can buy a tongue cleaner. Or take a spoon, turn the spoon so the round part of your spoon faces your palate, go back as far as you can with your spoon so you don't gag. Start in the middle and move the spoon, scraping your spoon out of your mouth. You will find a lot of debris hiding in your tongue's nooks and crannies. Do the two other sides of your tongue. Rinse your mouth with salt water, then gargle. Remember to change your container with fresh water. You can use baking soda in soaking water.