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When your custom dentures were fit for you at Dr. Jacob Avner, they were designed to match the underlying structure of your mouth. When your natural teeth were anchored to the bones in your jaw, the stimulation of biting, chewing and grinding encouraged your oral structures to maintain their shape.

Over the gradual course of years, the natural processes of oral atrophy can cause your dentures to feel loose in your mouth. Early on you can help maintain your denture’s hold by applying a little denture adhesive. This will help hold your dentures firmly in place.

Should a little food work its way into the base of your dentures, it can loosen the fit and irritate your gums. It’s best to rinse the unit clean. Then you can dry it with a paper towel before applying a fresh bead of adhesive.

When you take your dentures out at night, you should also rinse away any residual adhesive before brushing your appliance and soaking it overnight. This will provide you with clean surface so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive the next morning.

While you’re shopping for denture adhesive, you should look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the ADA has subjected the product to significant research and testing to make sure it meets rigorous guidelines for safe oral use.

If you have issues with your dentures in Rego Park, New York, you can always call 718-275-7300 to schedule a consultation at our practice.