Denture adhesive cream is a product that is used to keep dentures in place during normal daily activity. It works by creating a bond between the dentures and the gums so that they do not fall out or shift during regular use. The cream is applied in an even layer to the part of the dentures that is intended to fit against the gums. Once this layer has been applied, the dentures can be fitted into the mouth so that they are fully connected to the gums.
One of the main drawbacks to wearing false teeth is that they can shift and move at inopportune moments. This can create social awkwardness and can also make speaking and eating difficult. Without the use of an adhesive cream, dentures can also fall out or change position radically within the mouth. Denture adhesive cream is intended to reduce the occurrence of such movement and shifts.
There are a number of different denture adhesive cream on the market. Choosing the right one can be difficult. Dentists and people who wear false teeth can offer suggestions and recommendations for different products, but finding the best denture adhesive cream might ultimately come down to a process of trial and error. This is especially true because many people find that each denture cream, even those that are marketed as being flavorless, has a slightly different taste. Depending on one's preferences, the taste of a denture cream will be a deciding factor when choosing the best product.
Some companies that manufacture denture adhesive cream and related products also make adhesive strips for false teeth. These strips, when fitted into the dentures, work to create a bond to the gums much like the cream does. Some people find these strips to be more useful than the cream because they are pre-packaged and create less of a mess than the cream. Others prefer to use the cream so that they can regulate the thickness of the layer of adhesive.
Most adhesive creams for false teeth are intended for use during the day. At night, dentures should be cleaned and properly stored. There are a number of cleaning solutions that can be used to remove leftover denture adhesive cream and clean away any food particles that became lodged in the false teeth during the day. It is advisable to clean dentures and scrub them with a denture brush on a daily basis.