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Denture adhesive is very popular with people who have a removable partial or complete denture. When this special substance is applied to the base of the denture and pressed to your natural gum structure, it creates a firm bond.

It can be especially helpful if you are starting to experience oral atrophy with the bone structure beneath your gums.Most of the time a little bit of denture adhesive will go a long way. Simply apply a long, narrow bead along the base of your dentures. Then seat the dental appliance in your mouth and bite down firmly.

Once your dentures are set in place the denture adhesive will help bond them to your gums while also helping to block out stray food particles. On a rare occasion where a little bit of food material does become trapped between the base and the gums, you should completely rinse the dentures clean of any residual adhesive. You can then lightly dry the base with a paper towel.

Once this is done you can then apply fresh adhesive. This clean surface will give you a much better hold because there won’t be any residual material interfering with the relationship between the base of the dentures and your gums.

When you are shopping for denture adhesive you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on the package. This simple logo indicates that the oral hygiene product in question has been tested and researched for safe oral use.

If you are in the Concord, Massachusetts, area and you have a question about how to maintain your denture, you can always call 978.369.9090 to speak to Dr. Nicholas Kondon or a member of the staff at Nicholas P. Kondon, DMD.