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If you are getting dentures, your dentist will take a careful impression of your teeth or gums. This will be used in the design of your dentures. A good fit will ensure that your removable dental appliance will fit firmly in place on its own.

Over the years, the shape of your mouth will change. This is sometimes related to the aging process or the early stages of oral atrophy. In time this process can alter the shape of your periodontal structure, which can cause your dentures to feel loose.

Early on, you might be able to counter the effects of these changes by applying a modest amount of denture adhesive when you put your dentures in. Denture adhesive will keep your dental work in place, keep food particles out. Many people carry adhesive with them to reapply if needed.

When you remove your dentures in the evening, it’s important to rinse away any residual adhesive before brushing and soaking them overnight. You should also gently scrub your dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush or denture brush, and a mild dish or hand soap, or denture paste.

Before purchasing a new brand of denture adhesive, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo indicates that the product has been researched and tested to meet the ADA’s guidelines for safety and effectiveness.

If you are in the Charleston, West Virginia area and you have oral atrophy concerns or denture adhesive questions, you can always call 304-342-6162 to speak to a member of the staff at Simpson Dental Associates. Dr. Mark Simpson and Dr. Christen Simpson are happy to work with you to create a healthy, beautiful smile!