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Which Denture Adhesive Should You Use?

Set of Dentures in Glass of WaterIf your denture is loose and bothersome, you could try some denture adhesive to help cushion it and hold it in place. But when you go to the dental aisle of your local pharmacy, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed with all of the different options.

Types of Denture Adhesive

While all types of denture adhesive may work for your needs, there may be a certain kind that you prefer. Here is a list of some popular choices:

Powder: If your dentures are slightly loose, then denture powder might be your solution. This product is great because it’s quick, mess-free, and forms a thin layer of adhesive.

Cream: If your appliance is loose to the point where it’s bothersome, then you should try a denture cream instead. It forms a cushion over your gums while soothing sore places. Denture cream is also a good choice for achieving a better suction. It does this by filling in the voids that may be between your denture and gums.

Strips: Strips are filled with adhesive, helping them stick very well and be mess-free. Probably the best part about denture strips is that they’re convenient when you’re away from home. To avoid any embarrassing slips of your denture, you can always be prepared by keeping a few strips in your desk, purse or wallet.

When Adhesive Doesn’t Work

In some cases, there’s no amount of adhesive that can keep a denture to stay in place. If you’re having trouble keeping your appliance secure, then come to Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists. There are a number of things that we can do to help hold your denture in place for a more secure and comfortable fit.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Warren Berne, Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists

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