Denture adhesive. Ugh!!!

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What is the best way to remove denture adhesive from your gums and the roof of your mouth when you take your teeth out? I'm having mega problems with that!
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I find that using hot water on the dentures does the trick on the denture and warm on the gums although it does take longer.
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I was having the same problem until I started letting my water get extremely hot then when I swish my mouth out the fixodent comes right off my gums. I'm sure everyone might be different though. Good Luck!

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Yes I agree with you about the paper towel (not toilet paper) for some reason, it really helps take it off the roof of your mouth and off the dentures too...And, amazingly it doesnt make a mess.... I swear by it.... Good luck..
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I have had an upper denture 40 years.. never needed any adhesive on the top one. I just got a botton (and new top one) less than 2 weeks ago. I have been using adhesive on the bottom, as the dentist suggested it right from the beginning. I rinse the adhesive off with hot water..also a manicure stick is helpful. I rinse my mouth with warm water and mouth wash.. and pull off what remains.
I am eating soft foods.. have been since 2nd day. Chicken, noodles, pottoes. even have had some crackers and potato chips.
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You are on WRONG message board.??????
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Caroline, I think that message is spam. Too weird! 
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Hi, I am new to this message board. I have full Dentures, both Top and Bottom. I have had my Upper Dentures for onemonth, and my Lower Dentures for 7 days now.My lower gums are still in the process of healing. The best way I have found to remove the Flexident Cream, is to flood my mouth with Ice Cold Water. This hardens the Flexident, and then I can pull it off my gums, like a piece of rubber. Then I brush my gums with a wide soft toothbrush and toothpaste, to remove any left over.
Also, I have found that Diet Coke and Mouth Wash will dissolve the Flexident. Any timeI swish my mouth with Diet Coke or Biotene Mouth Wash, it dissolves the Flexident and makes my dentures loose grip.

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i havnt had dentures very long but after i remove the teeth i drink hot coffee...i cant taste the adhesive and it seems to get rid of it
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I have been using powder on my uppers and the gooy stuff on the lowers. My question to you is how is the powder working for you on the lowers, and is there any trick to that.
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I learned early on that diet cola and/or warm water would release the gummy leftovers. I've worn dentures for 20+ years and have always preferred Fixodent, though I often can't afford it. My main complaint now is...getting the stuff out of its tube! I recently tried the "food seal" type, and even putting the tube into HOT water doesn't help! I now have the tube sealed with a toothpick, which has helped more than anything; the original cap was useless after the first day. Is anyone else having this problem? I can't afford the stuff if this is the way it's being produced, and I really did like it once I was able to get it on my dentures. It's really disgusting to have such a good product in such a lousy container!

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My mom has been having this problem, though the last batch we bought at costco seems better.  You still have to fight if you want to be able to use all of it though.  Now I have dentures, and am appreciating all of the tips I am getting here.  I have different problems than mom did.  I get real nauseated if I have too much trouble getting the paste out.  I'm going to try seabond, because my other mom used it for years, and loved it.
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I eat a couple Oreos and this does the trick. Problem is, I'm swallowing the gunk along with the cookies. Hope this is OK and I won't have any side effects as I have to use a lot of Polygrip, or my newish uppers will fall out when I speak or eat. I have an appointment in early Dec for a possible reline.
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i switched to the powder it's so much better and your teeth feel more natural and lasts a long time it's so much easier to remove the powder hardly any left on gums
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Wow that was great advice and encouragement. God bless you.
Tanya. My first nine days
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I always think if you have brand new dentures you don't need adhesive, they don't fit ,so I would speak to the guy that made them. I just got mine yesterday and the suction is so good it's hard to get them out.Not bragging just saying. What I don't understand is why do they make the palot so darn thick. It feels like you have a small frizby in your mouth. I wore upper partials for 42 years and they were weightless and thin and very comfortable. They were as lite as a feather. These are heavy and that is probably why we start right out with fit problems. I don't know just something to think about.

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If you get immediate dentures, ie they put them in the day they pulled your teeth, your gums will change as they heal, and they usually include a soft reline at 3 to 4 months, and a hard reline at 12 months.  So, before your soft reline especially, there will be need for creams, powders or wafers. Also most people will need some kind of help with their bottom plate if they don't have any anchor teeth.
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Rinse with warm water and brush your palot and gums with a soft brush.
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Already asked for advice earlier today. 7/29/14.eocat3434@yahoo.com
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If I eat hot soup that also contains an acid as in Chinese or Thai hot and sour soup, my upper gets loose (don't have a lower) after one bowl. Annoying. Then my denture starts making squishy noises which is embarrassing. It doesn't help that I have a high arched palate resulting in  less suction.
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Wash rag
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Yes, I agree.Use a clean wash cloth dipped in warm water then wipe and keep rinsing cloth or using other area of cloth. It comes of after a few tries.
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If I touch my palate with anything, I gag and most times vomit.
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i'm having better luck with my swishing ice cold water, then using my fingers to grab a corner of the now hard paste and pull it up.  I get really sick if I have to fuss too long, swallow the vile stuff, or don't get it all out.  I've only had my dentures for about a month and am still experimenting.  I have found every brand to have a completely different consistency as. 

My immediate dentures couldn't be put in for 2 weeks, because of complications with one of the extractions, so I didn't get that force fit thing that happens with them.
My lower dentures are too big, as they had to grind them to get them over my then swollen gums, which have now been healing, causing the poor fit. This will be corrected in about 6 weeks when I get a soft reline, at which time I will start using Seabond.  Seabond is a wafer and stays together in one piece, usually still attached to the plate.  My stepmother wouldn't use anything else.  I have heard from meany fellow travelers that we will find what works for us, get used to the process. 
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I think we have all had this issue and Im sure its been covered here over and over. Ive read every thing from gauze to coconut oil. What works for me is pretty simple after I take mine out of the evening and Im brushing my teeth I just brush the top of my mouth and it gets any left over adhesive.
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