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If you have recently been fitted for a custom partial or a new set of dentures you might be looking for the best way to secure them in place. When Condos, Spyridon J DDS’s dental team fit you for the unit, it was designed to match the unique shape of your mouth for a tight fit. However, many people still enjoy secure dentures or a partial with a little extra denture adhesive.

Beyond simply providing you with an extra secure fit, denture adhesive can also help to block out food particles from invading the base of the dentures or partial. 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 it from your mouth and rinse thoroughly 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, be sure to 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, you should feel free to call Condos, Spyridon J DDS’s office in New York, New York at 212.799.6900 to for a consultation.