People often have problems with their teeth and have to have dentures put in. When this happens it is important to be able to eat comfortably, and to do that you need to be able to keep them in your mouth. To accomplish this properly, you need to use dental adhesives.
It may not always be necessary, however. You need to use adhesives when you think you may be chewing something that is tough or sticky, so that you can have the confidence that your teeth will stay in. You also need to use it when dry mouth may be an issue or when you are taking cold medications. You may also want to consider using it when you will be doing lots of speaking or playing music publicly.
However, there are times when you should not use these adhesives. It is not intended to help poorly fitting devices fit better, as this can cause pain and sores within the mouth. If your dentures don’t fit, see a dentist right away to get them fitted properly. You should also not use adhesives when you are in a position to not be able to brush your teeth and keep up with other good dental hygiene practices, or when you may experience allergic reaction to the adhesive products.
When you are applying adhesives to your dentures, there is something that you need to keep in mind. You should start with a small amount first until it feels comfortable and it stays in place properly, making sure that it is evenly spread across the surface of the gum. You can always apply more as needed and make sure that everything is clean when it is applied.
There are two main types of dental adhesives. One of these is adhesive paste, which is applied to the device when it is wet, cleaning it off if it starts to ooze around the outside of the dentures. The other type is powder, which is sprinkled thinly on the side of the device that touches the gums. Most people do prefer the powder because it is less messy.
As with any other medication, adhesives for your dentures are considered to be a safe as long as you use them according to the instructions. As long as the device fits correctly, there should be no problems with the adhesive. However, if it is not being used appropriately, it could cause the gum tissue to become inflamed and painful as well as cause loss of the bone under the gum.