If our dentists at The Art of Dentistry have recently fit you for a set of dentures, it will fit securely to the unique shape of your mouth. Even with this custom secure fit, many people with dentures find it helpful to apply denture adhesive for extra hold and to help keep stray food particles out.
If you do happen to have a few stray food particles infiltrate the base of your dentures, you should completely rinse the dentures clean of any residual adhesive away. Then, you can lightly dry the base with a paper towel before applying fresh adhesive to give you a uniform secure hold.
When you take your dentures out at night, you will also need to rinse away any residual adhesive. Then you can brush your dentures with a nonabrasive toothpaste or denture polish before soaking them overnight in water. This will ensure a clean surface to reapply denture adhesive to the next morning when you put them in for the day.
When you are shopping for denture adhesive, you will want to always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that the ADA has subjected the product to rigorous testing and research to prove both its safety and effectiveness.
If you’ve recently been fitted for a set of dentures and you are interested in learning more about the benefits of denture adhesive, please feel free to call our The Art of Dentistry team in Davison, Michigan at 810.653.3503 to find out more.