Can denture adhesive go down the drain?

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 I am just wondering if there will be any build-up of denture adhesive in my sink/drain pipes after consistantly rinsing it down the drain? I understand it is water soluble but, should I run hot water down the drain to ensure it is passed through to the proper channels? If so, how long would I have to chase it with the hot water? My dentures cost me enough - I certainly don't want to incur large plumming bills down the road.
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Fyllis

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Mara Jane Fisk

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If you're that concerned, rut some Liquid Plummr or other drain cleaner down it occasionally.  Can't hurt.
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Jeanne Roushey

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I wipe most of it out with a paper towel and place in trash, especially if I use coconut oil to cleanse. If it damages pipes imagine what it would do to our bodies. I do give a shot of grease disolver now and then.
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Fyllis

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Thanks for your responses.
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Mary Ann Caindoy

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Yup im using polident adhesive cream, i think the residue i swallowed blocked my throat. Difficult for me to swallow and difficulty of breathing. I thought the product is water soluble. Any reponses will help.
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Jeannne Roushey, what do you use coconut oil for?
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Lora Ireland

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Actually running any drain cleaner down any pipes that are not pvc can put holes in your pipes. Unless you have a new home just built. It’s recommended not to dump
Any drain cleaner down.
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Hi Fyllis! You are right that Fixodent products are water soluable. If you are worried about drain build-up, we recommend that you flush the drain with very hot water after cleaning the dentures to ensure that remaining product has dissolved- about 10 seconds should do it. Like Mara said, commercial drain cleaners will also help remove any adhesive residue as well. Hope this helps! :)
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Missy Mckim

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You use vinegar to clean ur sink drains? I have a septic system also.
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kiiko

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Telling people to put drain cleaners down their pipes without knowing if they are pvc pipes or not can get you in trouble. As a ex plumber. I’ve had many customers who didn’t know drain cleaners eat metal. Don’t believe me try it. Older homes have metal pipes vs pvc.
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Francine Johnson McGee

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I have a septic system, so other than vinegar and baking soda, I don't use drain cleaners.  I try pick up any large pieces, and then flush the sink with very hot water.
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Fyllis

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Thanks!  I try to put most of the larger 'globs' in a paper towel and toss it in the trash, but some does get down the drain. I, also, run very hot water for several minutes hoping it flushes the residue through the pipes. Fixodent IS water soluble, but if it is left to air dry, it hardens fairly firmly and I don't want this building up in my drain pipes somewhere. Aren't there any denture-wearing plumbers on this site? LOL


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kiiko

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Yes I came here as I’m an ex plumber and I’m new to dentures. It sets up in my sink so I was curious as well as to issues others have had. I will now be cleaning in a bowl and then using boiling water to dissolve each time then dump down the toilet. That is a bigger pipe
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