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If your teeth were compromised or lost by severely untreated periodontal disease, it could have also compromised the underlying bone structure of your mouth. The dentures that were fit for you by Dr. at his Richmond, Virginia, clinic have been designed to match the original structure of your mouth.

As time goes on, the bone loss from gum disease may continue. Eventually problems with oral atrophy can cause your dentures to feel increasingly loose in your mouth. While this might be corrected by oral surgery, you can counter early-onset oral atrophy by applying some denture adhesive.

Not only will this help to lock the base of the dentures in place, but it will also help to block stray food particles from infiltrating the area. If something does manage to work its way in, you should remove your dentures and give the base a thorough rinse to remove the food particles as well as any residual denture adhesive. You should then dry the dentures and apply a fresh bead of adhesive.

When shopping for denture adhesive, you should always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This small logo printed directly onto the packaging label signifies that the product has been rigorously researched and tested for safe oral use.

If you were fit for a set of dentures at Dr. ’s Richmond, Virginia clinic and you have questions about denture adhesive, you can call 804-554-3767 to seek further insights from a member of staff.