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OK I've seen many posts about secure adhesive. Which is best, the paste or strips? I mainly need it for my bottoms. I'm only like 5 weeks about but I want to be able to eat. Is it too soon for me to use secure? I went to dentist today. They did a few adjustments but I think I'll be going back soon. Within a couple hours I was having issues with my bottoms digging down in my cheek/gum. I was hoping they'd do another softline but they didn't. I just had one 2 weeks ago. Yesterday I used poligrip paste along with powered and it seemed like it held good. But tried it again today and it didn't hold like it did yesterday. Stopped at store and got seabond strips for lowers. Haven't tried them yet. Will tomorrow. Anyone have any luck with seabond? Or is secure better? I want to eat! I'm getting sick of soup.
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Also I forgot to ask. I read where you may need special cleaner to get secure off? Is that true? And if so where do you get that? Or will regular like efficient cleaner tablets work? Thank you all for your helpful tips and all. It's been a struggle for me. I can't wait to get my permanents in October!
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I use secure and find it is the only adhesive that will hold for me. I remove it with coconut oil or eat some gummy bears--the Bears work fine.
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Annette Golombeski

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I have tried Every thing and don't like any of them..it either disappears slowly...the taste is sickening, or it makes your spit thick as glue and that makes you talk very funny..
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Hi Marcia, I can't wait to get my perms in November. :)
According to AliciaP secure strips is best for the bottom and I also heard that the secure denture tablets is the way to go.
No clue as to when you can use them. I am one week in and want to use them lol
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And just for clarification - all information regarding Secure is either what the company told me (like you only need 1/2 a cleaning tab, don't spit the goop into the sink, etc.) As far as when it's OK to use the stuff, I would make sure all of your incisions have completely closed!

I notice that you stated how something worked one day but not the next
I've seen that on many posts! That why I have whole basket full of stuff! Lol
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I use a whole tab and the few times I end up with a goop mouth I've just spit it in the sink.  Maybe the toilet would be better.  Otherwise what do you do with the goopie stuff??  Spit it outside I guess.  My drains are OK so far.  Wonder why she said not to use the sink, kind of weird.  OK for mouth, not OK for the sink??  Sounds scary.  I thing I will stick to a whole tab, they are just not that expensive.  And maybe she was new or something.  Illogical to me.  I swallow a little simply when I swallow and then only if I just 'taped in' my lower plate.  I use a very thin strip on the top as it has a tendency to 'clack' around if left to it's own defenses.  Ah...dentures...so much to learn - so wish I didn't have to.
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I believe she meant not to spit the wads of goop in the sink if you are using it daily. The reason behind that would be due to it not being water soluble and could eventually clog your drains. That is what I understood her to mean. As far as where to spit the gobs, I keep a roll of select a size paper towel in my denture basket, so I spit inorganic that.

As for using a half of cleaning tab vs a whole tab, I think that's a choice we all have to make for ourselves. I really don't think they cost much different than the other brands, but if a half of a tab does the job (for me) then why not break them in half? But just because I do it that way, doesn't mean everyone should.

Money is tight for many of us, so I'm doubling my money's worth.

I just hope that this will help someone!
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I agree with you AlicaP, I will do half a tablet. With 2 denture wearers in the house it will save us some money. :) 
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I only have a top denture, but I found that poli grip powder works the best for me! I clean my denture and then apply the powder, shake off excessive powder and then wet again( like the wetter the better). It doesn't last all day, but a good portion of the day. That is best for me though because I'm still doing my salt rinses through out the day and after lunch I just reapply. Today is 5 weeks for me! I know the struggle is real! Good luck :) We got this!!!
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Hang in there.  You'll find what works best for you and share with the rest of us.  I, for one, am always open to try something that might make things more comfortable.  I botched my last re-line and my bottom plate is wearing a nice sore on the poor gum.  Nice...tongue in cheek, there!  Just tried a quick fix a minute ago to see if I can hold of on another reline.  Mixed a dab of product and put it on the offending side on my lower plate.  Hope it works.  I will be forever in search of a workable solution to these things... so foreign to my mouth and I.  Red-headed stepchild in my gray headed world.
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Annette Golombeski

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I need something too...badly..I called Bayer again today and complained...maybe someday they will help..
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It's been a lot of trial & error for me . The Polygrip paste 1st - epic fail. Bottom denture floated around and eating was impossible. The 'Not so Soft' liner from the dentist, fail again. Stumbled upon Secure strips while searching for something...anything...to keep the darn things from clacking around in my mouth.

Now, finally, this is what I have found that works for me. Any denture cleaning tablet should kill bacteria and do nothing to clean the plates. Brushing with denture brush removes caked up food. I purchased a battery operated ultra sonic cleaner for about $25 and use it daily. That is one success. I use the tablets w/ the ultra sonic. 2) Secure adhesive strips WORK for me. Trim the strip to make smaller strips to fit better. The strips have some drawbacks, everything does, these have the least. A few drops of bleach in your denture bath (Do Not Use W/ your tablet) will help whiten your plates. Use about once a month, not every day.

On to Soft Liners...I use ProSoft which I purchase online. Trial & error to get it right, however the comfort factor is the best I have found yet.

Truth is dentures are a headache for me overall. Out of the blue, the bottom plate will begin to rub a painful sore. The blood supply to the mouth is heavy so it heals quickly. When it hurts, it really hurts...I rip that bottom plate out so fast...in front of God and everybody. Try very hard to prevent it. Reline again today, last one I didn't get right. First try was great That's my trial & error story. Wish I had found this sight sooner. Great folks and info. Good luck!
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so far I have just used fixodent gum care. holds like a truck. all day for me. scared me even, when I tried to take the denture out and it wouldn't budge. I know i used too much but i would be out all day long. so now since I am only a week in i use benzodent as my adhesive. but at least I know that the gumcare will work. 
I haven't tried secure yet. I need to get secure cleaning tablets. I will use the secure strips for the bottom denture for sure.I guess when i am 2 weeks in i can use the strips,
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I have found the only thing that works for me is secure. I am 6 weeks out now so I have a lot of looseness. Be prepared if you plan to take your teeth out nightly you might have a hard time getting them out. I did get them out but not painlessly! Also I found that the only way I can use it is to put the lines on as directed but then spread it around so you have a nice thin layer. For some reason this stuff expands if you don't and pushes your dentures down creating a lot of pressure...but they still stay glued in! I have tried sea bond strips as we'll but they don't work for me if I want to eat!
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I know now that it will be more like a month in to use the strips. My gums were so sore today but I wore my dentures all day. I love them. I am so happy with my new smile!!
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I forgot to mention a couple of things about Secure. 1) you REALLY should watch several of the YouTube videos about applying the 2 different types - pastes & strips (you also might to watch a couple videos about removing your teeth after using it)

2) I was also told that it's okay to wear them as they are secured.
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Hi Alicia. I couldn't find any videos about applying secure strips on you tube. Do you have any links?
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I'll look around and see what I can find.

To all my friends- I am not ignoring you. I just got a new phone and still trying to figure it out lol
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Who is the maker of Secure?  I see two different companies. DenTek and Bioforce.

I want to make sure I order the right one as the product photos are identical!
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SECURE call them and ask for sample.  VITACOST is their discount vendor.
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I buy mine on amazon. I get the 4 pack which lasts me about 1-2 months. It costs me like $30 and I love secure. It holds really good for me. Though I do have problems with my bottom denture coming loose a lil sooner than my tops. Usually lasts Mr about 12 hours. If I eat ice or drink too much water,etc. then they become loose. The bottoms that is.