Can't get adhesive off denture.

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Can't get adhesive off denture . Using very little, so it doesn't stick to my mouth. But it WILL not come off the denture itself. I've tried everything: soaking in a cleanser for 5 minutes (was told not to soak it overnight), denture brush, even baking soda. NOTHING works ' and I've only had it 10 days. HELP!!
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Jennifer Brown

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1Spicy!

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That must be some excellent glue!  What did you use?
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Jennifer Brown

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Sonething called Secure. Got it from my husband's care home. Probably a cheap knock-off of a name brand!
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I use secure and it’s really good, I rinse them quickly under a hot tap then soak them in warm water overnight, then rinse them in the morning and then soak them in warm water with your cleanser xx
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Try ice to. Make it set hard to. Peel. It off
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I've used Dawn and hot tap water.  Look up a youtube video by Ryan Peterson.  He does a whole gig about how to remove it with paper towels and stuff.  Peanut butter works for that type of adhesive also.  The ingredient that makes it hard to remove is Polyvinyl Acetate, the same that is used in bubble gum, thus the peanut butter.  It's not water soluable so a paper towel helps.  It comes right off for me though as I soak for an hour in Stain Away and after an hour it's floating in the top of the bowl. 
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Polyvinyl acetate is Elmer's glue. My Grandchildren use it to make that slime stuff. Are you serious that the denture adhesive is the same? Who would have thought
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Secure is very good but not water soluble so a little harder to remove. You need to use either the Secure cleaner or Efferdent, they have the right PH balance for goop removal. When I used Secure, I would wipe as much as I could using a Clean-It cloth, then I'd soak it in Efferdent overnight. Whatever was left would wipe then rinse right off. 
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What are Clean-It Cloths? Googled and can't find them. I'm in Canada. Different name?
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rob c

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What kind of adhesive are you using? I've only had this issue with Secure
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Still to this day pieces of the secure is sharp on my denture. I was using a reline over the counter until I saw mildew under it then I now have to cover it with my thermoplastic Lining it's very frustrating. I tried bleach and my wife used soft scrub on my denture without any luck
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Jennifer Brown

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Seems I'm not alone with the issue of Secure. Thanks to everyone for all the advice. I hw e been expressly forbidden to soak the denture for more than 5 minutes and NEVER overnight! My dentist is on vacation for three weeks, but I'm going to call her clinic in the morning and insist that they figure things out. Have wasted HOURS that, as a solo care-giver I just don't have, on this, and am facing surgery in a few days. Hence the plea for help! And, yes. I did try the paper towels. No joy there either.
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If your dentist expressly forbade you from soaking your dentures for more than 5 minutes, your dentist is a moron.  
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Jennifer Brown

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Not heloful. Don't even know why you bothered. Please don't do it again.
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1Spicy!

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I don't understand what you mean?  It is a typical REQUIREMENT to soak dentures for at least an hour, preferrably overnight to prevent MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), THRUSH, ORAL YEAST INFECTIONS, GUM INFLAMATION and a whole host of other bacterial like placque, all of which could cause DEATH.  

Go ahead and soak for 5 minutes, though.  You aren't the only or first person to advocate misunderstandings that could cause other people GREAT HARM.
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Jennifer Brown

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YOU ARE JUST UPSETTING ME FURTHER. IF YOU HAVE NOTHING HELPFUL TO SAY - SAY NOTHING.
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Jennifer Brown

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Seems I'm not alone with the issue of Secure. Thanks to everyone for all the advice. I hw e been expressly forbidden to soak the denture for more than 5 minutes and NEVER overnight! My dentist is on vacation for three weeks, but I'm going to call her clinic in the morning and insist that they figure things out. Have wasted HOURS that, as a solo care-giver I just don't have, on this, and am facing surgery in a few days. Hence the plea for help! And, yes. I did try the paper towels. No joy there either.
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Thanks for sharing this. Now I know I will never use Secure.  I've been using Cushion Grip. It is meant to stay on for a few days. I'm pretty happy with it.