Homemade Denture Adhesives: How To Make One?
Keeping the dentures in place is what every person with dentures inside their mouth wants. And, in such scenario, denture adhesives are the best. People have been using denture adhesives since long and have been using them to do all the normal activities of the day with ease.
However, denture adhesives do not come for free. Everything that is in the market comes with its price tag. A normal denture adhesive can cost you a few dollars like $5 to $10. And, we know that denture adhesives do not last long and you need to remove them at regular intervals. Thus, you can predict the cost of denture adhesives for a month.
We know spending a lot for denture adhesives may not sound pleasing to all. Thus, you must feel happy to know that these adhesives can be made at home with basic household things. You just need to show a little creativity and use different things that are available to you.
Apart from the heavy cost factor, you should also keep in mind all the contents in denture adhesives, available in the market, are not safe. Like excess zinc. Thus, making your own adhesives sounds the best.
There are different ways to make denture adhesives at home. Let’s discuss a few and know more.
1. Strong Hold Adhesive
This one is the basic adhesives but provides a good hold. So, follow the steps and get ready for a homemade adhesive.
- 2 tbsp Karaya gum powder (available in grocery or health food shop)
- 6 tbsp tragacanth gum powers (available in baking shops)
- 30-40 drops of Peppermint oil
You just need to mix both the gum powders in a bowl. Take a bottle and put the mix in it. Afterward, use a dropper and add 30 drops of peppermint oil. In the end, shake the jar properly so that all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
Once you are done with the preparation, then you can use it easily. You just need to put the mix in the denture cavity. After applying the mix, you need to hold it hardly for few seconds (30 seconds). The adhesive is said to last for 12 hours.
2. Homemade Gum Paste
Be fix-ready in minutes with this homemade gum paste.
- Quarter cup of Confectionary sugar
- Some bubble gums
For the start, unwrap all the gum pieces and put them in a microwave friendly glass bowl. After that put the container in the microwave and heat them in highest power for a minute. Now, you will get some semi-solid gum pieces.
While doing this, put some confectionery sugar on a piece of wax paper. And, pour those gum pieces on the sugar and mix it properly. After that, cut them into small pieces and let them stay for some time at room temperature.
In the end, you can try using this adhesive by picking up one cut piece and spreading on the denture in your mouth. Once done setting it, bite down hard for few minutes. This can stay for around 5 hours. However, the mix can last for around a month.
3. Peanut Butter
- Peanut butter
Hearing about peanut butter makes us feel energetic and crave on behalf of all the tooth types.
Peanut butter itself is a good homemade denture adhesive. You just need to put a stick in the peanut butter jar and take out some. You can apply it on the dentures and hold it down for some time.
This homemade adhesive can last up to 3 to 4 hours. Thus, you get enough time to go out and see a good adhesive for your dentures.
So, these were some of the basic ideas, which you can use and try sometime. It is good to avoid those heavy costing dentist visits and denture adhesives available in the market.
You can easily try these three and see which one suits you the most. Also, these homemade adhesives do not come up with chemicals which will eventually affect the health and the body.
Thus, use these cost-effective homemade denture adhesives and know yourself that how easy and effective these are in providing you with a good temporary solution to loose dentures.