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Your dentures in Midvale, Utah, were created with the help of a detailed impression of your mouth. This gives the appliance a naturally secure fit with your gums and the surrounding teeth. Even though dentures have a firm hold, many denture wearers elect to use denture adhesive. This can serve to provide an extra strong hold while also blocking out stray food particles.

If a few food particles do manage to infiltrate the base of your dentures, you should completely rinse the dentures and lightly dry the base with a paper towel. You can then apply fresh adhesive. This clean surface will give you a much better hold because there won’t be any residual materials interfering with the base of the dentures and your gums.

When you take your dentures out at night, you should also rinse any residual adhesive before brushing your dentures and soaking them overnight. This will ensure a clean surface so you can apply denture adhesive the next morning.

When you are shopping for denture adhesive, you want to look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the ADA has tested the product to make sure it meets rigorous guidelines for consumer use.

If you’ve recently been fitted for a set of dentures and you have questions about how to secure and maintain them, you should call Fort Union Family Dental at 801-562-2147 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Todd Larsen.