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A replacement dental appliance like dentures is designed to fit snugly with the existing structure in your mouth. Even with this firm fit, many partial and denture wearers like to use a little denture adhesive. Not only does it provide extra security, but denture adhesive also helps block out residual food particles.

On the rare occasion that stray food particles do infiltrate the base of your dentures and the surface of your gums, it can be more than just annoying. If they’re not cleaned away in a timely manner, it can also irritate your gums.

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

When shopping for denture adhesive in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, you should always look for the American Dental Association 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’ve recently been fitted for a removable dental appliance and you’re interested in denture adhesive, you can always call 601-583-2000 to seek advice from a member of our Smile Time Family Dentistry team.