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Removable dental appliances, like dentures, are always designed to fit tightly with the underlying structure of your mouth. Even with this snug fit, many people with a removable dental appliance appreciate a bead of denture adhesive.

This has two primary benefits. The first and most obvious is the extra-secure hold the denture adhesive provides.

If you have a little bit of food work its way between the base of your appliance and the surface of your gums, you should rinse it away at your earliest convenience. Be sure to give it a thorough rinse to remove the food particles and any residual denture adhesive. Then you can use a paper towel to dry the partial to give you a smooth, clean surface so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive.

When shopping for denture adhesive, make sure to look for a brand that has earned 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 have questions or concerns about how to best maintain your new dentures in Grand Junction, Colorado, you can always call 970-245-3633 to speak to Dr. Mike Martin or a member of the staff at Horizon Dental Care.