Keeping Your Dentures In Place All Day Long

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If you are a new denture wearer, you may not yet be used to some of the troubles you may encounter while wearing them. One problem some denture wearers have is keeping them in place. Here are a few tips you can use to fix loose denture problems.

Speak To Your Dentist

If you seem to have a lot of trouble keeping your dentures from falling out of your mouth, speak to your dentist. Although it happens infrequently, there is still a remote chance that your dentures are not fitted to your mouth correctly. Let your dentist know about your problem and have them recheck the fit to make sure it is snug enough to get through your day without slippage. If the dentures seem too loose, your dentist may send them back to the lab to be remade to fit you perfectly.

Make Sure Your Dentures Are Clean

Trying to put in dentures that are not completely clean can cause them to lose their sticking power. Before placing your dentures in your mouth, they should have been put in a denture cleaning solution for several hours. If there are any remnants of adhesion left on the dentures, use some mild dish detergent mixed with water and a toothbrush to scrub the old pieces from the dentures. Make sure your dentures are completely dry before adding new adhesive to use to stick them in your mouth.

Try This Trick For Great Adhesion

Denture adhesives are created to last for several hours. When you know you are going to be out for a while, you can use this trick to maximize the adhesive properties to keep your teeth in place without worry. Place a glob of adhesive cream into a ceramic cup. Make sure you have a higher-quality, name-brand adhesive as cheaper creams will have a higher water content, making them less likely to stick for as long.

Sprinkle an adhesive powder on top of the adhesive cream inside the cup. Use your finger to mix the two agents together. Keep adding powder until the blob is the consistency of cookie dough. When the blob no longer sticks to your finger or the cup, it is ready. Pack your dentures with this material and place it over your gums until it adheres. Since the mixture doubles up on adhesion, it will stay in place longer than using one material alone.

Place some of this mixture in a small container to keep on hand in case you feel you did not use enough. You can easily reapply adhesive to your dentures to stick them back into your mouth. In most cases, moistening the existing adhesive will be enough to allow it to stick to your gums.

Dentists, like Tony Parsley, DMD, can always help you with denture issues, so don't be afraid to share any questions or concerns you have. 


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Fluoride: Why I Drink Tap Water

When the bottled water craze began, I jumped on the bandwagon with everyone else who was drinking water from bottles instead of from the tap. I wasn't sure why bottled water was healthier, but I liked the taste. When I went for my next dental check-up, I had my first cavity in a while, so I had it filled and didn't think much of it. Well, I had two more during my next check-up after that, and I began trying to think of why my teeth were suddenly going bad. The only change in my habits was the switch to bottled water, so I made the switch back to tap water and my teeth began to improve. I created this blog to encourage others who have begun getting cavities suddenly to look into their changes in habits. They may find they made a change similar to mine.