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When your dentist, Dr. Marlayna Best, designed and fit you for your new custom partial denture, it was designed to lock firmly with the underlying gums and surrounding teeth. However, many partial wearers like to use a little denture adhesive for a little extra hold and to block out stray food particles.

If a few food particles do manage to infiltrate the area, you should completely rinse the partial to clean all residual adhesive. Then you should 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 relationship between the base of the dentures and your gums.

When you take your partial out at night, you should also rinse away any residual adhesive before brushing your partial and soaking it overnight. This will ensure a clean surface so you can re-apply denture adhesive the next morning.

When you are shopping for denture adhesive in Newton, New Jersey, 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’ve recently been fitted for a custom partial and you have questions about how to best clean and maintain it, you can always call 973.383.5700 to speak to a member of our Best Dental Care NJ, LLC team.