Extractions and Immediate dentures

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I am on my second day of 6 top and 3 bottom, all front teeth, extraction and immediate dentures. I have read many things that answered a lot of my questions and I feel confident about what to expect the days and weeks to come. I have waited way to long to take the steps to complete this another area to improve my health. Looking forward to finding more advice from everyones journey on this unfamiliar path. =0)  I'm on the fence about using any type of products to help with slippage.


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Jeanne Roushey

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Not sure what you mean. Do you have full dentures or partials?
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Linda Feeley

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I had all my top teeth taken out due to bone loss and teeth broken under bridge - it gets easier as the gums mend - I use fixident for now the dentist should put a temporary lining in it to help hold as you mend just then put the paste on the pallet part not the part that hits your gums - in another 2 weeks I get the hard lining put inside and then it should hold with little to no paste at all 
Hope this helps
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I would look into the hard reline timeline- many people soft reline and wait a bit for the hard to allow more shrink to happen so they get more bang for their buck as far as suction.  I have read a couple soft relines are used prior to the hard (for some). Initially there are an abundance of changes with the soft tissue for many people.  If you notice yours getting looser and looser each day you may want to hold of on the hard reline until you notice it happening less frequently, otherwise you will get the hard reline, things will continue to shrink and your hard reline will be loose very quickly and you are right back into the paste, powder, seabond game again. 

Tomorrow will be my two month mark, post extraction.  I have used the paste a couple times just to see how it works.  I think 3 or 4 times, I have not tried the powder or the Seabond Wafers.  I don't have a lot of personal experience with those types of products.  I know the fixodent free is what I have used.  The tiniest of dabs and it's in there to the point where if I don't put that stuff on at 5:00 am I am not getting it out at night.  Wow the hold! 

As far as the OP asking about products I am new to this so I don't have a bunch of experience with them but will gladly share what I liked:

I like to clean mine with Dawn Dish Soap, the Fresh and Brite Denture Paste and the fizzy tabs.  A couple nights a week I use the Stain Away, I drink an obscene amount of coffee, love fresh summer fruit and I smoke.  So about 3 or 4 nights a week I soak for 20 minutes in Stain Away. 

For my mouth itself I love the saltwater rinses and feel for me it was key in the fast healing for me.  I still warm salt water rinse a couple times a day.  I also love the Orajel Mouth Sore Rinse. Water I drink a ton of water normally, but healing I kicked it up a notch.

Benzodent for the sore spots.  Many cannot find it locally and have to order it online, but everyone with a denture should have a tube of that sitting on ready.  It's a denture wearers miracle. 

No personal experience with but I read a bunch have tried and love the DOC Reline kits sold at WalMart for 5 bucks a box.  It's a home soft reline kit.  I have also read them explain how the box comes with two reline kits for an upper and lower, but many shared their experience of using both supplied in the box for their upper.  It may take a time or two to get it perfect, but many people really find them handy. 

I watched a ton of videos:  Beach Chick & Lillian Darling had the two I preferred most but there are many, many on youtube.  For Beach Chick's  Search Beack Chick Dentures so you weed out girls on the beach.  Kalinjax is also another series many enjoyed, but I identified more closely with Beach Chick and Lillian Darling.  The nice thing about the folks who chronicled their journey (some of them do so daily) was a person could compare their progress to others & also when things took a left with the video makers they shared how they got things back on track.  I feel the videos help you communicate more clearly with your Dentist/Denturist so you get perfection when this is all said an done.

That's about all I have to share, hope something helped & best of luck!
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My denturist has me cleaning mine with a denture brush and an antibacterial soap. Nothing special.  Also he gave me a soak that he provided to use if I wanted that I can place them in and leave for a week just taking dentures out in a.m.  I don't smoke or drink coffee -- occasionally some tea so haven't really stained them -- I worry about fruit stains but that hasn't happened yet.  When I go in for cleaning of the remaining teeth on the bottom (for my partial) they always sonic clean my uppers and partial for me for free.
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So much fruit here and honestly I haven't noticed any discoloration - I figure though if I stay ahead of it all the better.  So I dip them at this point for preventative peace of mind.  It seems like a really good product as it's keeping them looking like the day I got them and my diet and lifestyle choices don't lend themselves to that happening naturally.  Sometimes I use the antibacterial soap too and it works well, they feel more slippery to me though when I hold them while I clean them when I use the kind I have.

Speaking of slippery... if you don't already everyone says when you are holding them to clean them make sure to do so over a sink filled with water or over a towel.  That's a Big Tip.  I have had two close calls but the towel saved the plate from breaking.  Read just last night I think it was that a woman uses rubber gloves cleaning hers and they don't slip at all when she wears them. 
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Hi Zipity

Who makes the Stain Away? I didn't see anything like that at the pharmacy. Or is it just the fizzy tabs?  Thanks

Tess
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https://www.amazon.com/Regent-Labs-StainAway-Plus-8-1-Ounce/dp/B003KVNEMM/ref=sr_1_1_a_it/152-714103...

I put the link from Amazon up to show you.  I live in a small town and its readily available at all the box stores and pharmacies. 

It's a granular powder  you use 1/2- 1 cap-full in your denture cup with water.  So kind of like a fuzzy tab, just not compressed in tab form. 10 to 20 minute soak, you don't soak them overnight in that.  I now have to set a timer, 20 minutes goes by a lot quicker than a person would think :)

From the amazon link it looks like they have a paste as well.  I have not seen or used the paste so I wasn't aware.  The stuff I have is a bottle that comes in a box.

 
Sorry for the delay in response.  Just getting back online after the weekend.
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I get stain away at my local walmart
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o.k thanks
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I have purchased stain away at my local Walmart and also my local ShopRite. One thing I do different then Zipity is I leave them overnight just like I do when I use the Polident tablets. The only cleanser that I've heard about that you're only supposed to leave them in for 20 minutes is that renew product that I can't find anywhere in the stores local to me and that you must go online I believe to get it.
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I read somewhere you can use 1 tbs. bleach. I might check with a professional before I try that.
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Kath if you use bleach through time it will change the color of the acrylic. I saw an older denture that was almost white-the pink part.
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Kath

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Thanks. I never would have thought of that. I will definitely be using an over the counter product.
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Hi Zipity, I was reading the label on the stain away and it said to use for 10 to 20 minutes only if you have metal on your denture. My dentures doesn't have any metal but I do have a partial on the bottom that is definitely got metal on it so for that item I would only use the stain away for 20 minutes.
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Hi Josie, I have a question if a person used 1 tbsp of bleach would the denture teeth also be whiter. Or just the pink part!?
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That is the same for the Renew. Denture teeth or crowns can not be bleached. Only real teeth can be.