Adhesive Removal Issues

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Does anyone else have issues removing the adhesive glue after taking out their dentures? I can barely get the glue off. I use a slightly scruffy washclothe, a toothbrush and have tried rinsing with hot water but this is driving me insane! I've had my dentures for two years and they are very comfortable. Yet my gums are becoming sore from trying to remove the glue.
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Sherry Spina Hernandez

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Try rinsing your mouth with Lysterine! It works for me!
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Janis Thacker

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I simply don't use it. I rinse my dentures after I eat, every time. Alot of the time if I'm at home, I'll take them out to eat. Its not so bad depending on what I'm eating, and I really think the food tastes better, easier to deal with. My dentist wants me to use fixative, says I would t need to rinsoe them so often, but I like doing it this way. I've had dentures for 10 years.
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Annie Huff Hamilton

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Mouthwash is what I use. I've had mine for 2 years. It really does help break it down.
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Theresa Benoit-derry

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I was told to use just a little bit. I suppose until they start to fit right and gums heal, that it might be hard for some to keep them in, but, a little was always best for me. When I did use too much, I got more sores because the teeth were fitting to snug. So a dab on top in center is all I use. When I take them out , I rinse them and rub a bit with my finger on dentures. And like others a swish of mouthwash for inside. Then go eat ice cream...not that that has anything to do with it...I just like ice cream.
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I want to know what glue you use that works that well for you.
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Theresa Benoit-derry

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Fixodent. My husband got his dentures about 4-5 years before I did. That was what he was using, and he used alot. when I went to my dentist, the techs there that worked on the sores I was getting were the ones that told me I was using too much. At first, of course, my gums were very sore, so I didn't even use any. That way, when the pain was too much, I just slipped them out, then later back in. After time I realized why they told me to use just a dab...of course they also told me to wear them all day...and I refused. My husband talks to people all day at work...so he could not have them wobble...and they hurt. But, like I said above, too much locked them in place and they were not healing. So with a small dab, they at least we're able to move just enough to stay in and allow my mouth to heal. I did not know that it was going to take so long for my gums to heal. I thought I was told 3-4 weeks...well they did feel a bit better by then, but then they told me it would be 7-8 months to completely heal so they could reine them. Not explaining myself am I? It is very frustrating in the beginning... But, I did what felt best for me. And they made mine too big...that is a problem too if yours don't fit. Then of course glue will be a problem. I wish they had been upfront with me before hand...they told me that I shouldn't expect perfect results right away. All that said....when I started using a dab of glue..in areas where they needed help( before my gums healed) was when my healing process began. I practiced talking in mirror...like saying..ABC's with a little glue. To see where problem was..now I just put dab on uppers in center. I was a bad patient though...I refused to wear all day...wasn't going to torture myself and the outcome seems to be same..but in 2 weeks I go for the hard feline....not sure what that means, except that now my gums are healed and they can make them to fit better now....still can't eat with them in....I'm hoping.
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Hard reline will be your permanent denture.  To take care of the glue issue, I brush with toothpaste and hot water.  It helps loosen and remove the glue.  After I brush, I rinse (swishing really well) with mouthwash and the rest of the glue comes off.  You can also try swishing your mouth with hot water before removing your denture. that will loosen the glue also.  Also. take a dry paper towel or a dry washcloth and hold it briefly to the glue.  The glue will adhere to the towel then pull it off.  Hope that helps.
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Theresa Benoit-derry

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My dentist told me not to use toothpaste on my dentures at all. And I am confused now...they gave me immediates right after had teeth out..same day...but I couldn't afford permanents, but they told me they would get these to work. They want another 2 thousand for permanents. So they said they would do a hard reline, I had the "soft " already....where the added some goo...I don't know what you call it...to my dentures. BUT..still too big. So this hard feline is supposed to allow my dentures to fit perfectly (dang well better for the 7,000.00 they cost). My gums had to heal completely..6-8 months..but they'd better bring hacksaw to make them smaller. We'll see. I have however been told by others on here, that the healing time they gave me was what they were told as well, and hard feline did help. If not...I will politely ask for a refund or free permanents. My mother in law was dental hygienist for years...but sadly she's no longer here to tell them what to do.
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If you are removing the adhesive from your gums then toothpaste is fine.  If you are removing it from the denture then denture cleansing paste and hot water.

The soft reline is where they put the goop in your existing denture and they remove the excess and you wear them out of the office right then.  The hard reline is where they take your final impression and send your dentures out to the lab.  You come back later or the next day and those are your permanent dentures.  It takes about 6 months for you to get to the point where uou are ready for your hard reline (gums shrink and bone loss occurs which is natural)
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Oh ..got it...wish they had explained. I had my teeth removed April '16. So almost a year. Then we had illness in family and had hard time getting in. But, starting back in November '16. I started calling to make appointments....and then they'd cancel. I'd make another appointment..they'd cancel. Finally I went there and they told me they could do this but would be 500.00 more....??? I had my original charges and it was paid in full. I felt like the air had been let out of me. All this time...they wouldn't let me come in..and when finally just walked in...500.00 more to finish the teeth. Then we had death in family....teeth was least I was thinking of..but I'm supposed to go this month. So I have no idea what so ever is going to happen. Why could they not explain this. I suppose, someone along the way maybe made a mistake on my billing. And worried about their job??? But, I explained 7000 for teeth...they gotta work. Period. I borrowed the money from my kids for this. Put it on their care credit cards. There are worse things in life....but, im glad you told me it may take day or 2....cause that week, I have to leave town again. So will make arrangements. Now I am worried. Thanks for heads up.