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When our Foster Dental dental team fit you for a set of removable dentures, we made an exact casting of your jaw structure. This ensures that the appliance will have an extra secure, custom fit. Even though they will hold tight in your mouth, many denture wearers like to apply a small bead of denture adhesive. Beyond the added hold, it also helps block out stray food particles.

If food particles do manage to infiltrate the base of your dentures, you should 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 dentures and your gums.

When you take your dentures out at night, you should also rinse away any residual adhesive before brushing your dentures and soaking them overnight. This will insure a clean surface so you can apply 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 seal means it has been researched and tested to make sure it meets rigorous guidelines for consumer use.

If you’ve recently been fitted for a set of dentures in Brooklyn, New York, and you have questions about how to secure and maintain them, you can always call Foster Dental at 718-673-8060 and talk to your dentist, Dr. Anthony Foster, for further advice.