Denture adhesives help improve comfort and keep your dentures firmly held in position. There are various kinds of denture adhesives available and it really comes down to personal preference in deciding which to opt for. Let the dentists at Clover Hills Dental explain.
Types of Denture Adhesive
Manufacturers have produced different products that aim to help denture stability. Below are popular examples:
Cream – a commonly used denture adhesive, also known as denture “glue”.
Wafers – cover the entire fitting surface. You need to purchase separate sheets for upper and lower sets.
Strips – the same with wafers but are smaller.
Powder – combines with saliva to produce a paste in the mouth.
How to Use Them
Since there are various types of denture adhesives, make sure to read the label before buying one so you can get the best out of it. Below are a few guidelines to help you:
- Less is sometimes more. Only apply the advised amount.
- In using the cream type, three small dots spaced evenly is enough. Using more of the product can be a waste and make the denture unstable and may also irritate the oral mucosa.
- Apply the products only once a day. Before and after application of the product, make sure to clean your teeth.
- Make sure to remove your dentures at night.
- Make sure to clean off any adhesive on the ridges by rinsing with water and wiping them with gauze.
Denture adhesives are still popularly used today and comes in different forms. Although denture adhesives are important for other, it is unnecessary for most wearers. This product will not do miracles on dentures that are already loose and can even harm if used for long periods of time.
The important thing to remember in using this product is to try out a few and see what best works for you. For most, a denture that’s free from adhesive is much better. Make sure to keep your dentures clean, and don’t miss out on your visit to the Surrey dentist. Don’t stick to very loose false teeth without asking advice from your dentist.