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If you have a removable dental appliance, like dentures or a partial denture, that was fitted by your dentist, Dr. Dennis Burrell, it was designed to fit securely in place. Even with this naturally strong hold, you might still be interested in using some denture adhesive. Not only will this create an extra-secure bond with the base of your gums, but it will also help block stray food particles from infiltrating the area.

If a few stray food particles work their way between the base of your dentures and the surface of your gums, it can be more than just a nuisance. It can potentially irritate your gums and make it uncomfortable to chew hard foods.

In a case like this, you should remove your dentures and give them a thorough rinse to remove the food particles and any residual denture adhesive. Then you can use a paper towel to dry the appliance to give you a smooth, clean surface so you can reapply fresh denture adhesive.

When you’re shopping for denture adhesive in University Place, Washington, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that it has been researched and tested for safe use.

If you’ve recently been fitted for a removable dental appliance, you can always call 253-564-7645 to seek advice from your dentist at Dr. Dennis Burrell and Associates, PC.