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  1. Arti says:

    Denture adhesives are available in a number of alternative forms including gel, paste, powders, and even pads. Powders on the other hand, need to be mixed with water as per the manufacturer’s instructions before being applied to dentures. Adhesives that come as gels or pastes are applied directly to the denture which is then put into the mouth. The pad is then moistened before being put in the mouth. Pads, also known as seals, require trimming to fit your unique dentures then are applied directly to dentures with the sticky side of the pad. Adhesive is never recommended as a permanent solution to serious fitting problems with false teeth of any kind. Generally speaking, if dentures are properly fitted, denture adhesive is not necessary to keep them in place. If your dentures fit well but you are looking for a few extra security, denture adhesive can offer a few piece of mind. Over time and as you age, the supporting structures in your mouth can grow and change shape, causing dentures to no longer fit as well. Ill fitting dentures can cause soreness, injury, or damage of other teeth and should be properly fitted as soon as possible. If you feel that you need a fewthing to help your full or partial dentures stay in place, speak to your dentist about having your dentures refitted before attempting to fix the issue with adhesive.

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