Don't call the denture adhesive police!

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Will be 4 weeks tomorrow, with my new teeth, both uppers and lowers. I started wearing fixodent about 10 days ago. Seems to work holding for awhile, and then they start loosing up. In fact whenever I eat dinner, mostly soup and pasta, I try chewing on both sides, but they always "pop-up". I read on the package, only use once per day, "really" can I cheat and apply in mid afternoon to try to get me through dinner? So my question.."will the denture police arrest me for using my denture adhesive more than once per day, or is there a preferred adhesive that will last longer that you may have experienced?
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Although Fixodent is a great denture adhesive, it contains zinc and overuse of denture adhesives containing zinc has been linked to numerous health (including neurological) issues. You might want to do an internet search for more information on this topic. I don't know how much is too much when it comes to this issue.
There are many other denture adhesives that do not contain zinc and, therefore, can be used without hesitation multiple times per day. When I used adhesive (right now I don't need any), I used Poligrip (which is zinc free). Others have reported positive experiences with Secure (which is zinc free and super strong). There are many postings on this board about adhesives. You should take a look at them.
Also, you should know that hot liquids (like soup and coffee) have been known to loosen denture adhesive.
Good luck.
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I know it must be frustrating when your dentures come loose during dinner. Fixodent should only be applied once per day. Many factors affect the hold of a denture adhesive, including medications you may be taking, your saliva flow, the condition of your gums, and the fit of your dentures. Hot beverages can also loosen denture adhesive. While Fixodent is designed to hold all day, you might want to try other versions of Fixodent to see which works best for you.

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Thanks! ^Karen
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Try secure. Works great and is zinc free and water absorbent