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When your dentist, Dr. Ronald A. Williams, fitted you for your new set of dentures in Davison, Michigan, he designed them to perfectly match the natural shape and contour of your gums. Even with this secure fit, many denture wearers like to add a little bit of denture adhesive to the base of their dentures for an extra-secure fit and to block out stray food particles.

If a few stray food particles work their way between the base of your dentures and the surface of your gums, it can be more than just annoying. It can potentially irritate your gums and make it uncomfortable to chew hard foods.

In a case like this, you should remove your dentures and give them a thorough rinse, removing the food particles and any residual denture adhesive. Then, you can use a paper towel to dry the denture to give you a smooth, clean surface so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive.

When you’re shopping for denture adhesive, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that it has been researched and tested for safe use.

If you’ve recently been fitted for a set of dentures and you have questions about how to clean and maintain them, you can always call The Art of Dentistry at 810.653.3503 to seek further advice.