Removable dental appliances like a partial or complete denture created by Dr. Steven J. Brazis and his team are designed to closely match the structure of your underlying gums. This helps provide a strong, comfortable, and natural fit.
At the same time many people with a denture appreciate a small amount of denture adhesive to the base when they install the unit. This helps bond the denture in place while also reducing the chances of food particles invading the base and causing gum irritation.
As the day grows longer the natural motion of chewing and grinding food can start to weaken the bond between the denture and the underlying gums. If this allows some food particles do manage to invade the base of the denture it could irritate your gums.
Should this happen to you, the best course of action is to remove your denture, at your earliest convenience. Then give it a thorough rinse under running cold water.
The goal is to remove any old denture adhesive. Once the base has been cleaned, you should dry the denture with a clean paper towel This will provide you with a clean surface to reapply a fresh bead denture adhesive.
If you are in the Sacramento, California, area and you are having a problem with your complete or partial denture, you can call 916-731-5151 to speak to a staff member at Steven J. Brazis, DDS.