Denture Cream Adhesives: Tips for a Secure Denture Fit

Losing teeth can be a life-changing experience, but it can be managed with dentures that look and feel natural. However, getting used to them may take some time, especially when it comes to maintaining a secure denture fit. When dentures move around in your mouth, it can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing. Fortunately, denture adhesive creams can help keep your dentures in place all day long. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of a denture adhesive and provide tips on how to use it correctly for greater comfort and confidence.

Why use Denture Adhesive Cream?

When you first start wearing dentures, you may wonder if adhesive cream is necessary. The answer is that it can make a significant difference in your experience with dentures. Denture adhesive cream provides a strong, long-lasting hold that keeps your dentures in place, providing an extra level of protection against slipping and sliding. The cream also helps create a seal between the gums and dentures, reducing the risk of food particles getting trapped between the two. It’s especially helpful if you have dry mouth, which could make it hard for your dentures to stick effectively.

How do Denture Adhesive Creams work?

Denture adhesive creams work by creating a seal between the dentures and your gums, which is why it’s critical to use them correctly. The adhesive cream is applied to the underside of the denture, which is then placed in your mouth. The cream activates with moisture from your mouth and forms a bond, creating a strong hold that keeps your denture securely in place. Most adhesive creams contain zinc as an active ingredient, which helps to promote an excellent bond. However, it’s essential to note that excessive use of denture adhesive with zinc can lead to health issues such as copper deficiency.

Tips for using Denture Adhesive Cream:

To ensure your dentures stay in place all day, follow these tips for using denture adhesive cream:
  • Start with a clean mouth: Clean your dentures first, then rinse your mouth thoroughly before applying the adhesive cream.
  • Apply sparingly: You only need a small amount of cream to create a strong seal, so don’t overdo it. A pea-sized amount or less should be enough.
  • Apply in thin strips: Instead of applying the adhesive cream in a thick layer, apply it in thin strips, which will help distribute the cream evenly.
  • Spread evenly: Use a finger or a denture brush to spread the cream evenly across the underside of the denture.
  • Wait before eating: Let the adhesive cream set for a few minutes before eating anything.
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Denture adhesive cream is an easy and cost-effective way to keep your dentures securely in place, ensuring that your smile always looks natural and confident. Remember to use the adhesive cream sparingly, applying it in thin strips for even distribution, and waiting a few minutes before eating. At the Community Denture Centre in Penticton or Oliver, we can provide more information and answer any questions you may have about denture adhesives, so don’t hesitate to contact us. With over 70 years of combined experience, we’re your trusted source for complete and partial dentures, relines, repairs, and more.
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