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Oral Health Foundation Launches New Guidelines For Denture Adhesives


July 1, 2019
by Dental Tribune International

The Oral Health Foundation (OHF) has recently published a new set of global science-based guidelines for denture adhesives. The new recommendations will combat the current lack of guidance for complete denture wearers regarding the correct use of denture adhesives.

 

According to data from World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision, there are expected to be 2.1 billion people aged 60 years or older in the world by 2050. This number represents 16% of the expected population and is triple the figure for this age group in 2010. Consequently, there will be a growing need for denture adhesives, as older adults are more likely to experience tooth loss. Denture adhesives or fixatives offer better retention and stability of dentures, improved confidence and comfort, and reduction or elimination of food debris beneath dentures.

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