Launch of new guidelines for denture adhesives
The new recommendations have been launched to combat the current lack of guidance that exists for full denture wearers about the correct use of denture adhesives.
The research project reinforces the role denture adhesives (and fixatives) play in having ‘best-fitting’ dentures. Such benefits include better retention and stability, improved confidence and comfort and reduction or elimination of food debris beneath the denture.
The White Paper, entitled Guidelines for the Use of Denture Adhesives and their benefits for Oral and General Health, has been developed by a global task force of academic experts.
Having undertaken a comprehensive review of existing guidance for best use of denture adhesives, the panel found only limited recommendations and guidance in existence.
Nigel Carter, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, says, “The current lack of guidance on the use of denture adhesives may mean that denture wearers are left confused.
“The evidence is clear; using an adhesive can provide benefits for patients with best-fitting dentures both in terms of function, confidence and comfort.