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Removable dental appliances, like complete or partial dentures, are designed to fit firmly with the underlying structure of your gums. Yet even with this custom fit, many denture wearers like using a small amount of denture adhesive. It does a great job at providing an extra-secure hold.

If food particles work their way in between the base of the appliance and your gums, it could loosen the connection and cause irritation to the gum tissues. In a situation like this, you should remove your dentures and rinse them thoroughly. The goal is to remove all the food matter as well as the old denture adhesive. Then you can use a paper towel to dry the partial to give you a smooth, clean surface so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive.

Before purchasing a particular brand of denture adhesive, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This insignia represents that the ADA has subjected the product to rigorous testing and research to prove its safety and effectiveness.

If you live in the Roseville, California, area and you have questions about denture adhesive, you can call 916.773.6222 to set up a consultation with Dr. Sonny Ashfar at Star Dental.