Zinc-containing adhesives may have adverse systemic effects and should be avoided. The ideal amount of adhesive is three or four pea -sized dollops in each denture. All adhesive should be removed from your denture and mouth on a daily basis. If increasing amounts of adhesive is necessary, it is time for the dentures to be considered for relines. Yearly dental checkups for evaluation of the dentures is is an important part of oral cancer screening.
Source: Evidence-based guidelines of the American College of Prosthodontists as commissioned by the American Dental Association
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