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If you have a removable dental appliance, like a partial or complete denture, that was fitted by your dentist, Dr. Adam Hodges, it was designed to fit firmly to the shape of your gums. While the appliance is meant to hold in place of their own accord, many people like to use denture adhesive for the extra hold it provides. As an added bonus, the adhesive layer also helps block out stray food particles.

Should fugitive food particles infiltrate the areas between the base of the dentures and the gums, it can cause irritation. In a situation like this, you should remove your denture and give it a very 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 so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive.

When shopping for denture adhesive in Greenwood, Mississippi, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This insignia represents that the ADA has subjected the product to rigorous testing and research to prove its safety and effectiveness.

If you have removable dentures and you have questions about denture adhesive, you can always call 662-453-5536 to speak to someone at Family Dental Associates.