Posted on 12/20/2019 by Dr. David Wanserski
|Getting dentures can be a significant step forward in terms of improving the quality of your life. You will find that you are once again able to enjoy the foods you love without concern for whether you can chew them. What's more, you will be able to speak more easily, and you will likely enjoy a boost to your self-confidence.
Still, with dentures comes a few adjustments that you will need to make, not the least of which is trying to figure out how to keep them in place in your mouth. If you have just gotten new dentures and are trying to keep them in the proper place, this information may be helpful to you.
Explore Denture Adhesive Cream
Probably the easiest way of keeping your dentures in place is using a good dental adhesive. The most commonly used dental adhesive comes in the form of a cream. You simply place the recommended amount on the denture and your gum tissue, firmly set the denture in place to allow the cream to create a seal and go on about your day.
The cream or paste form of dental adhesive comes in a variety of flavors, so be sure to read the labels when you are considering which one to use. And of course, if you prefer one without a flavor, you will have a wide array of choices, too.
Be Sure to Review the Ingredients
When you are searching for your denture adhesive, be sure that you look at the ingredient list. This will help you avoid anything to which you may be allergic.
In addition, be sure to check to see if there is any zinc in the cream. Zinc is often added to creams for its whitening color; however, in excessive amounts, it can eventually cause issues such as damage to your nerves or even numbness in the extremities.