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When dentures are fitted by your dentist, Dr. Sidney Adler, they are designed to fit securely with the shape and structure of your underlying gums. Even with this tight fit, many people like adding denture adhesive to the denture for an extra secure hold as well as to help block out food particles.

If stray food particles do happen to work their way into the base of your partial or denture, they can seriously irritate your gums. This can be quickly remedied by removing the piece from your mouth and giving it a thorough rinse. Ideally, you want to rinse away the food particles as well as any residual denture adhesive. You can then use a paper towel to dry the partial to give you a smooth, clean surface so you can reapply new denture adhesive.

When you are shopping for denture adhesive, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal proves that the product is safe and effective.

If you have dentures in Riverdale, New York, and you have questions about the best way to secure and maintain them, you can always call Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center at 718-548-3353 to seek further advice.