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Denture adhesive is a strong, water-based oral adhesive that was originally designed to help hold removable dentures in place. At the same time, people with a removable partial denture can also benefit from using denture adhesive. Not only will it help hold the partial in place, but it will also block stray food particles from infiltrating the base near the gums.

If a few stray food particles do happen to make their way into the area, they can irritate the gums and cause your partial to feel loose in your mouth. In a situation like this, you should remove your partial 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, 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 a removable partial and you’ve been struggling with stray food particles, or if you want a more secure fit, you might want to call Plaza Dental Care at 707-642-1360 to ask your dentist, Dr. Khashayar Khomejany, about using denture adhesive in Vallejo, California.