When your dentist, Dr. Ben Vela & Alan Rodriguez, fit you for your new set of dentures in Kingsville, Texas, the appliance was designed to fit securely with the natural structure of your mouth. This provides you with a secure and comfortable fit. As firm as this hold is, many denture wearers enjoy the benefits of denture adhesive. This can provide an extra-strong hold and block out stray food particles.
Should some stray food particles manage to infiltrate the base of your dentures, you should completely rinse the dentures clean of any residual adhesive 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 material interfering with the relationship between the base of the dentures and your gums.
When you take your dentures out at night, you should rinse away any residual adhesive before brushing your dentures and soaking them overnight. This will ensure a clean surface so you can reapply denture adhesive the next morning.
When you are shopping for denture adhesive, you want to always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This signifies that the product has been researched and tested to meet rigorous guidelines for safety as well as effectiveness.
If you have questions about denture adhesive, you can always call 361.592.4373 to speak to someone at Vela Dental Centers Kingsville.