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If you have recently had Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. fit you for a partial or a custom pair of dentures, you might be looking for the best way to secure them in place. While a partial or dentures are custom designed to fit securely in your mouth, you might still find several benefits from using denture adhesive.

Beyond simply providing you with an extra secure fit, denture adhesive can also help to block out food particles from working their way between the base of your partial or dentures and your gums. If a few stray food particles do happen work their way in, they can potentially irritate your gums.

In a situation like this, you should remove your dentures or your partial and give it a thorough rinse to remove the food particles and any residual denture adhesive. Then you should dry them with a clean paper towel. This will provide you with a smooth clean surface to reapply new denture adhesive.

When shopping for denture adhesive, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal represents that the product has been rigorously tested and researched to prove its safety and effectiveness.

If you’ve recently been fitted for a set of dentures or a partial and you have questions about the best way to secure them in place, and maintain them, please feel free to call Oakdale Family Dentistry at 651-731-6464 to schedule an appointment.