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When you were fitted for your new set of custom dentures at Derek C. Barnes, DMD, the dental appliance was designed to fit snugly with the underlying structure of your gums. Still, many denture wearers like to use a small bead of denture adhesive to help lock the appliance in place and also prevent stray food particles from causing gum irritation.

On the rare occasion where something does manage to work its way in, you should remove your dentures and give the base a thorough rinse to remove the food particles. You will also want to remove any residual denture adhesive. Then you can use a paper towel to dry the partial, giving you a smooth, clean surface so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive.

Before purchasing a particular brand of denture adhesive, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This is a small logo printed directly on the packaging label which signifies that the product has been rigorously researched and tested by the ADA for safe oral use.

Do you have further questions about how to secure and maintain your new set of custom dentures in Charlotte, North Carolina? If so, you can always call 704-849-6700 to seek further guidance from Dr. Derek C. Barnes at Derek C. Barnes, DMD.