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What’s the Best Type of Denture Adhesive?

Denture adhesives are products designed to support loose dentures, that is, make them firmer. They help reduce denture movement while smiling, talking etc, which improves confidence, reduces irritation, and food trapping.

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Manufacturers have created a range of products that are meant to boost denture stability. Below are popular examples:
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Creams are the most common denture adhesives. Creams bind dentures to gums, acting like temporary ‘glue’. Even though creams often provide the tightest grip, some dread the difficulty in removing the glue that attaches the dentures to the mouth.
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Wafers are also called ‘sheets’ and are used to cover the whole fitting surface. When using dentures, however, buy different sheets for your lower and upper dentures. The double-stick sides of dentures help them firmly connect to your mouth. However, wafers, unlike creams, don’t form a barrier that prevents food from getting stuck between gums and dentures.

Easy to use and get rid of, strips aren’t as messy as creams. They are quite comfortable due to the extra padding they offer between gums and dentures, and similar to wafers, they don’t stop food sticking between gums and dentures.

Denture powder combines with moisture in your mouth and forms a cream-like adhesive paste, which is easy to remove and less messy. However, powder is less effective than cream, so its dentures can be less effective.

Best denture adhesive

Denture adhesives come with different qualities and strength. However, below are some of the most popular denture adhesives available.

Secure Denture Adhesive

Secure’s an non-soluble product that provides a long-lasting, extra-strong connection between gums and dentures. It comes in two varieties: adhesive cream and adhesive strips.

Sea-Bond Adhesive

This denture adhesive comes in strips. It’s very easy to use and comes with odor-fighting properties for a fresher breath while the dentures are on.

Super Poligrip

This brand offers comfortable strips that ensure a steady hold all day long. In addition, Super Poligrip offers a tightly fitted grip, which acts as a barrier to prevent liquid and food particles sticking between gums and dentures.

Fixodent Control

This denture adhesive comes in a cream form. Fixodent Control is highly effective and offers a tighter grip, even if applied sparingly. Fixodent Control offers a solid barrier that lets you socialize, drink and eat comfortably.

So what’s the best brand of denture adhesive? The simple answer is that there’s none that suits everyone. Some people prefer creams, and have their own favorite, others go for denture powder, and some love the wafer sheets.

If you’re not used to these brands, you should perhaps use creams first, but make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. These denture adhesives are fairly inexpensive, so you can try them out as you move on.