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Dentures are a quick and easy way to fill in the gaps of your smile. They are convenient because they can be removed at night, and can be cleaned when necessary.

It is important that your dentures fit well since food can accumulate under them, which can promote the growth of bacteria. But there might be times when your dentures don’t fit correctly. Often, this may be because the shape of your mouth has changed over time. If you have allowed your dentures to dry out, they may not fit as well as they originally did. You might just need to have them relined or even replaced. However in some instances, you may need to use an adhesive to keep your dentures in place.

Adhesives are available as creams, strips, liquids, powders, or even as pads. If you decide to use an adhesive, you should make certain that your dentures are clean before applying it.

Properly cleaning and storing your dentures can go a long way to making sure that they last for a long time, and that they serve you well. You should see your dentist about the proper way to clean and store your dentures,and to ensure a good fit.

Dr. David Barry at Barry Family Dental in Orem, Utah, can recommend a denture adhesive that will work well for you and your dentures. If you are having problems with your dentures, don’t wait to contact our office at 801-226-0441 to make an appointment.