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If you have a partial denture designed and fitted for you by Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi, it is intended to fit firmly with the surrounding teeth and gums. Even with this firm fit, many partial wearers like to apply a bead of denture adhesive. This helps lock the partial firmly in place.

Should a little food work its way between the denture and your gums, you should completely rinse the base of the partial clean of any residual adhesive and lightly dry the base with a paper towel. You can then apply fresh adhesive. This clean surface will give you a much better hold because there won’t be any residual material interfering with the bond between the base of the dentures and your gums.

You should also rinse away any residual adhesive when you take the partial out of your mouth each night. Then you should brush your partial and soak it overnight. This will ensure a clean surface so you can reapply denture adhesive the next morning.

When you are shopping for denture adhesive, you want to always look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This seal means that the ADA has subjected the product to significant research and testing to make sure it meets rigorous guidelines for consumer use.

If you have a questions about how to clean and maintain your new partial in Everett, Washington, you can always call 425-385-8130 to speak to a staff member at 19th Avenue Dental.