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Even though your new partial or set of dentures is designed to fit securely in your mouth, you might still benefit from using a little denture adhesive.

It’s common for people with partials and many denture wearers to denture adhesive to not only secure it in place, but to also help to block out food particles. If, in the course of your day, food particles do manage to work their way between your gums and your denture or partial, you should remove them sooner rather than later.

To do this you will need to remove your partial or dentures and rinse them thoroughly. The goal is to remove the food particles and any old denture adhesive. You should then dry them with a clean paper towel. This will provide you with a smooth clean surface to reapply new denture adhesive.

Before purchasing a particular brand of denture adhesive, you should 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 its safety and effectiveness.

If you’ve recently been fitted for a set of dentures or a partial and you have questions about the best way to secure them, or keep them clean, please feel free to call Smile Time Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment.