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When Skyline Dental Associates’s oral health care professionals fitted you for your new set of dentures, it was custom designed to match tightly with your gums. Even with this secure fit, many denture wearers like to add a little bit of denture adhesive to the base of their dentures for an extra secure fit and to block out stray food particles.

If a few stray food particles do happen to work their way between the base of your dentures and the surface of your gums it can be more than just annoying. It can actually irritate your gums and make it uncomfortable to chew hard foods.

In a situation like this, you should remove your dentures and give them 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 to reapply fresh denture adhesive.

Before buying a particular brand of denture adhesive, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that the ADA has subjected the product to rigorous testing and research to prove its safety and effectiveness.

If you’ve recently been fitted for a set of dentures and you have questions about how to clean and maintain them, you can always call Skyline Dental Associates’s office in Ottawa, ON, at (613) 226-4562 to ask a quick question.