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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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Elizabeth

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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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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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AliciaP

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I'll look around and see what I can find.

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