At first, it can be something of a challenge getting used to your new dentures as your gums heal and you learn what works and what doesn't. Eventually, however, once you have worked with your dentist or prosthodontist to ensure your dentures fit comfortably, you will find yourself growing in confidence as you smile, speak and eat with almost as much ease as you did with your natural teeth.
Your dentures should be a comfortable fit, which means you may not always need to use dental adhesive. In fact, many denture wearers don't use denture adhesive at all. However, there are some occasions when it may be prudent for you to have a little denture adhesive at hand, just in case you encounter one of the following situations.
Dancing Your Heart Out
Nowadays, people of all ages wear dentures; for example, according to walesonline.co.uk, around 1 million people aged 16-44 wear dentures in the UK. Dancing too is something that all ages have in common.
However, whether you are twisting and twirling the night away to Johnny Cash, or displaying your moves to a Bruno Mars tune, a little denture adhesive will ensure that you don't come unstuck mid-dance.
Before the dancing starts, head to the bathroom and apply a little denture adhesive to your denture. This way, you can laugh and smile comfortably as you rule the dance floor.
Watching a Comedy at the Cinema
When you go to the cinema to watch a comedy, you're expecting to laugh along with everyone else until your sides split.
The last thing you need then is for your dentures to disappear into the darkness of the seating aisle as you chortle with joy.
You could remove your dentures if you are comfortable with the people accompanying you, or you could apply a little dental adhesive in the bathroom beforehand.
Blowing Bubbles Whilst Chewing Gum
Chewing gum and blowing bubbles go hand in hand. However, dentures and blowing bubbles aren't so compatible. The blowing force coupled with the stickiness of the gum could cause your denture to shatter your confident bubble-blowing technique.
If you chew gum often, you will eventually get used to chewing gum with dentures; however, at first, you may need a little denture adhesive to help you avoid any mishaps.
This one doesn't need much in the way of explanation. If you are planning to cross skydiving off your bucket list, a healthy amount of denture adhesive is a must. Otherwise, your dentures could end up making landfall before you do!
Cheering on Your Team
If you're an avid sports fan and love nothing more than cheering raucously for your rugby, cricket or footy team, a dash of denture adhesive before the game is advisable. Losing your dentures amidst hundreds of cheering fans could spell disaster. Before a sporting event in which you plan to cheer on your team, apply some denture adhesive to your denture to ensure it stays in place as you cheer your team on.
Sometimes, people get swept along in the joy of a moment and forget all about their denture. When this happens, dentures get damaged or broken. If your denture has fallen out and is cracked or has lost a tooth, inform your prosthodontist. Providing it can be repaired, the whole process may only take 45-90 minutes.