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Shelton, Washington, United States
NEW SMILE DENTURE CLINIC, 114 W. Alder St., Shelton, Washington, 360-426-8800,

Sunday, September 22, 2013

2013 Fall Special

Now may be the best time to get your new Premium Dentures. Take advantage of our second Fall Special. For a limited time we offer 15% discount on the complete premium dentures. This offer can not be combined with other discounts, but regardless of that, it will give you the most value for the money: premium teeth, premium materials, premium quality, and 1 year Warranty - all that at unbeatable price. Come in or call for details.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Implant supported dentures are becoming a standard in the teeth restoration process. Implants are mostly used to improve the retention in the lower denture, but in some cases the upper denture may also need the implant support. In either case it definitely gives the patient more secure retention of the denture. In our clinic we provide both: conventional and implant supported dentures. We can save you a lot on the cost of either. Come in or call for the details, we'd like to be your denture provider.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Denture Adhesive… to glue or not to glue

More often than I would desire, I hear from my patients that they use the denture adhesive in excessive amounts and on occasions more frequent than I would consider necessary. When I ask why, the reasons seem various. In 99% of the cases, a properly fitted upper denture does not need the adhesive to maintain good retention in the patient’s mouth. I strongly encourage my patients to try to master using their dentures without the adhesive.

The lower denture usually presents more challenge in terms of retention, as it has much less tissue to adhere to, it is floating in the pool of saliva, and the tongue inside it is trying to dislodge it with every move. The trick is to train the tongue to secure the denture and not to dislodge it. It takes practice and patience, but it is possible. While eating, placing the smaller chunks of food and chewing on both sides at the same time is most important to maintain denture balance and retention.

So, when to consider the denture adhesive?
1. when you go swimming (the water getting into your mouth can dislodge the denture),
2. when you go riding on the motorcycle or in the convertible car (the gust of air getting into the mouth can dislodge the denture),
3. when you go skydiving,
4. when using the denture is too difficult to master (especially the lower one), even if it was fitted properly.

But... if the denture falls out without warning… it’s time for a reline.