What is the Best Denture Adhesive?
Denture adhesives are products that help support dentures and keep them securely in place. There are many different types of adhesives available, and choosing the best one can be a bit overwhelming.
The first step in finding the best denture adhesive is to consider your needs. Do you need an adhesive that will provide a stronghold? Or one that is gentle on your gums?
Loose dentures can be incredibly uncomfortable and make it difficult to eat and speak, and they can also cause gum irritation and infection over time. Therefore, it is important to choose an adhesive that provides lasting support while being gentle on your gums and tissues.
Once you know what you need, you can narrow down your choices. Our team at Houston Biological Dentist is here to help you choose the best denture adhesive for your needs.
How do denture adhesives work?
Denture adhesives work by creating a bond between the denture and the gum tissue. This bond helps to keep the denture in place and prevents it from slipping or moving around.
There are two main types of denture adhesives: pastes and gels. Pastes usually have a thicker consistency, making them ideal for people who need a stronghold, and Gels are more flexible and often more gentle on the gums.
There is also denture adhesive powder, denture glue, denture adhesive strips, denture adhesive cream, and more for denture wearers. With so many options on the market, how do you choose the proper option for you?
What to Look For and Avoid in Denture Adhesive
When you are shopping for denture adhesive, there are a few things you should look for:
- Look for adhesives that are hypoallergenic and gentle on the gums.
- Avoid adhesives that contain zinc. Zinc can be harmful to the body if it is ingested in large amounts so zinc-free adhesives are best.
- Choose an adhesive that is easy to apply and remove. You should be able to apply the adhesive with ease, and it should be easy to remove without leaving any residue behind.
- Avoid adhesives that contain a lot of chemicals or artificial dyes and fragrances. These ingredients can be irritating and damaging to the gums.
- Choose a waterproof denture adhesive, if possible. This will help you maintain a strong grip even in the presence of moisture.
At Houston Biological Dentist, we believe in providing quality products that are not harmful to the body. We recommend using more natural, zinc-free denture adhesives, such as Secure Waterproof Denture Adhesive, NaturDent, or BioForce, which are gentle on the gums and made with only the highest-quality ingredients. Our team is happy to help you choose the best denture adhesive for your needs, so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!
Visit Houston Biological Dentist for Your Denture Solutions
Looking for the best denture adhesives? At Houston Biological Dentist, we believe that natural is always better. Our team offers a wide range of natural denture solutions, including quality natural denture adhesives and customized full and partial dentures. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your best smile yet!
Dr. Marilyn Jones - Houston Biological Dentist
A graduate from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Jones holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Houston. She is a passionate, skilled, and talented dental surgeon with a drive for excellence.
While previously being a tenured Assistant Professor of chemistry & an Assistant Professor of integrative dentistry, Dr. Jones continues to educate and update herself on the modern approaches and practices of dentistry and related advances in healthcare to ensure that she delivers the best possible care and service to her patients.