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Complete and partial dentures designed at ODonnell Family Dentistry’s clinic are typically created to match the specific shape and contours of your existing gum structure. This close fit should help secure the removable dental appliance in your mouth with the sufficient strength to help you bite, chew, and grind food.

At the same time, applying a little denture adhesive to the base of the unit when you install the denture in your mouth each morning can help secure it to the gums. Not only will this help hold your dentures firmly to your gum structure while also helping to prevent stray food particles from infiltrating the base of your dentures.

Before using a specific brand of denture adhesive make sure to look for a brand that has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. It indicates that the specific product has researched and tested for safe oral use.

Any time you take your denture out you should thoroughly rinse it to clear away plaque and any residual denture adhesive. You can then dry the base with a clean paper towel, before applying fresh denture adhesive and installing the denture back in your mouth.

If you had a complete or partial denture provided for you at Dr. David O'Donnell’s Lexington, Kentucky, clinic and you have a question about how to maintain it you should call 859-269-4613 to speak to one of his staff specialists.