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If you have a removable dental appliance that was furnished by the dental specialists at Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC, it was likely designed to fit snugly with the underlying structure of your mouth. Even with this comfortable, firm fit, you might still appreciate denture adhesive. Applying a small bead to the base of your dentures can help in several different ways.

Denture adhesive is particularly helpful for blocking out stray food particles from infiltrating the base of the dental appliance. Should a few work their way into the base of the partial or dentures, food material can loosen the fit and irritate your gums. It’s best to rinse the unit clean when this happens. Then you can dry it with a paper towel before applying a fresh bead of adhesive.

When you take your appliance out at night, you should also rinse away any residual adhesive before brushing your denture and soaking it overnight. This will provide you with a clean surface so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive the next morning.

While you’re shopping denture adhesive, you should look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the ADA has subjected the product to significant research and testing to make sure it meets rigorous guidelines for safe oral use.

If you have questions or concerns about how to maintain your new dentures in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, you can always call 860-623-2601 to seek further insights from the staff at Healthy Smiles Dental Care PC.