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If you have a removable dental appliance like dentures, it was designed to fit tightly with the underlying structure of your gums. Even with this naturally tight fit, you might want to consider using a little denture adhesive. This can help lock the dental appliance in place.

If you have a little stray food matter work it’s way in between your gums and appliance, you should remove the dental appliance at your earliest convenience. Then, rinse away all of the denture adhesive and food particles. This will prevent further irritation of the gums. You should then dry the area and 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.

You should take your dental appliance out of you mouth before bed each night and give it a thorough rinse to clean away any residual denture adhesive. Then you should brush your dentures and any remaining teeth before soaking it overnight. This will ensure a clean surface so you can reapply denture adhesive the next morning.

When shopping for denture adhesive, you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo printed on the packaging ensures that the ADA has subjected the product to rigorous research and testing to make sure it is safe and effective for consumer use.

If you have further questions about how to maintain your dental appliance in Sugar Land, Texas, you can always call 281-980-2537 to seek professional advice from Dr. Ronald K. Rich or someone at Ronald K. Rich, DDS, MAGD.