How does denture adhesive make eating more comfortable?

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Elderly couple smiling at each other

When you’re getting used to your dentures (or false teeth), eating can sometimes be tough as it can cause your dentures (even well fitting dentures) to slip in your mouth. However, you can soon learn how to adapt and how to eat with dentures given some time and practice. By using a denture adhesive, such as Polident, your new false teeth will be more likely to stay firmly in place – giving you reassurance and confidence when eating.

What does a denture adhesive do?

Denture adhesives help to provide a strong, all-day hold which can prevent your dentures from becoming dislodged, and help you feel confident when biting into tougher foods. Eating with dentures  also becomes easier as the adhesive can help to seal out food particles, ensuring they don’t get stuck under your dentures.

How to use denture adhesive

Before applying denture adhesive, clean and dry your dentures thoroughly. We suggest you use the denture adhesive as directed on the packaging to gain a firm hold. Getting the right amount of adhesive may take a little time, but you’ll soon get used to applying it on a daily basis.

While denture adhesive has many benefits, bear in mind that it shouldn’t be relied upon for ill-fitting dentures. If you’re having problems with your denture fit, you might want to make an appointment with your dentist to discuss your options. Minor tweaks and adjustments for a secure fit can go a long way in making you feel more confident and comfortable whilst wearing your dentures.

Eating with dentures shouldn’t cause you any discomfort or problems – you should be able to enjoy many of your favourite meals as you always have and using denture adhesive may help you to feel more confident.