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If you’ve had a partial or custom set of dentures furnished by Dr. Faith Cousins, then the unit was designed to match the unique shape of your mouth structure. Even with this custom secure fit, it’s not uncommon for people with dentures or a partial to use denture adhesive to provide an extra secure fit, while also helping to block out food particles.

If food particles manage to work their way between the base of your dentures or partial and the surface of your gums, it can irritate tissues and cause the unit to fit loosely in place.

When this happens, it’s best you should remove your dentures and give them a thorough rinse to wash away the food particles, as well as any old denture adhesive. You should then dry them with a clean paper towel. This will provide you with a smooth clean surface to reapply new denture adhesive.

When you are shopping for denture adhesive, you want to 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 or a partial and you have questions about the best way to secure them, or keep them clean, please feel free to call Dr. Faith Cousins to schedule an appointment.