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When your dentures were originally designed at Forestwood Dental, they were intended to fit closely with the underlying structure of your mouth. However, as time goes on, the lack of direct connection from living teeth can cause the bone structure under your gums to atrophy. This can gradually cause your dentures to feel more and more loose in your mouth. This is even more likely to be an issue if your initial tooth loss was related to severe periodontal disease.

Early on, you can counteract this effect by applying a little extra denture adhesive to the appliance. It will help bond the dentures tightly in place.

If something works its way in between the dentures and gums, it could loosen your dentures and cause gum irritation. If this happens, you should remove your dentures at your earliest convenience and rinse them thoroughly. You want to remove all the food matter as well as the residual denture adhesive. Then you can use a paper towel to dry the partial, which will give you a smooth, clean surface so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive.

When shopping for denture adhesive, you should look for the American Dental Association’s 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 live in the Spring, Texas, area and you have questions about denture adhesive, you can call 281-376-1101 to set up a consultation with Dr. Ngocmai D. Nguyen.