First time using fixodent plus

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So I've bought some fixodent plus .. going too use it for the first time tomo .. says should keep my denture in place for 4 days .. don't think I could cope with my denture in for that length of time .. are there any tips thanks
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When I got my dentures which was a week ago they told me to keep them in for 24 hours. Then you can start taking them out to clean them and to rinse your mouth out. I don't sleep with them on because the top bothers me but when I wake up I wear them all day. I haven't used adhesive yet cuz I'm waiting for my gums to completely heal. I do have a few sore spots when I put them in. I have a soft relign on the top which creates a lot of suction.
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If you find something that will hold dentures for 4 days I want to know about it. I have used adhesive from day one. I had 27 teeth (or parts) removed 2 weeks ago and immediate dentures put in at affordable dentures in Loudon Tennessee. They used fixodent powder when they put them in and told me to leave them in 24 hours. I made it till midnight. I use smokeless tobacco and hadn't had a dip since that morning and I was in an ill mood. I put a dip in and everything seemed ok. Then I went to spit it out, I couldn't get it all out and I was afraid it had gotten under my dentures. I took one of the pain pills, waited for about 30 minutes, removed the dentures, rinsed them and my mouth and put them back in with adhesive. I figured if they used adhesive when they put them in it would be ok to keep on using it. I'm not recommending these actions to anyone. I've heard of a lot of people having problems getting them back in. Now if I want a dip I remove denture first. I'm seriously considering quitting the dip. It is getting to be more trouble than it's worth. I didn't think about that when I decided to get dentures.
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I don't think Fixadent Plus is going to keep your dentures that rock solid for 4 days. If it's holding that tightly and you have any trouble getting them out, rinse your mouth with warm water and then rock the denture and it should come right out. 
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I just put fixodent on my dentures and it made a major difference. My top denture is not moving and feels where it should be. I thought that with the soft relign I wouldn't need it but I did indeed need some. Now i just need to get adjusted with the palate. It feels weird that something is covering my palate and I can't feel anything up there. But I'd rather have that then have no teeth at all and not being able to talk or smile.

Sorry I look so blah. Haven't made myself up yet. Lol
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You don't look "blah"...Just look at that wonderful smile! Your beauty comes from within & it shows. Happy New Year! :-)
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I agree with AlysiaL
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If ANYONE finds ANYTHING that keeps your dentures in longer than 12 hours I want some!

Keep in mind that I'm not including the use of Comfort Grip as it was long gone by the time I got my dentures and I'm not including Comfort Lining as I have yet to try it since my dentures are all screwed up right now!

Fixodent has never held for more than 6 hours for me (and that's only if I don't eat and drink VERY little!
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Again, I agree with AliciaP. Fixodent is not the miracle denture adhesive they advertise it as. But, then, none of them are. I guess the best is the Secure. 
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Since I have an allergic reaction to fixodent and polident denture adhesive pastes, I have found EZO denture cushions to benefit me the best, at this time.
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Meredith, have you tried Secure? They have one for sensitive and a regular. If you contact them, explain the allergic reaction to the others, they are likely to send you a tube of the sensitive kind for free. It is an all natural adhesive.

Might be worth looking into! www.secure.com
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AliciaP the website is www.securedenture.com
I've not tried the secure but I tried your link to investigate. Link said page not found so I googled it.
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Thanks Ken for checking into it! I've got it in my favorites so I don't really think about it! I have been ordering it from Amazon.

Thanks again!
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So after using fixodent I realized it was a huge mistake. My gums aren't healed yet. I know they're not cuz I can still see where each tooth was extracted. Anyways. When I took the dentures out my gums bled. Then I had gooy stuff on my top gum. Horrible experience. Maybe I should jus wait. ;(
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Have you contacted you dentist? Is he aware of all this that you are going through? If not, maybe you should.
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To answer the "zinc" related question, the following link explains it really well. To summarize though, zinc in and of itself is not harmful, however overuse of products containing zinc is.  http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20110215/zinc-poisoning-linked-to-popular-denture-creams

As for non alcohol mouthwash, alcohol is a drying/dehydrating agent and you therefore want to avoid using anything that will dry out and weaken the resin of your denture as well as prolong the life of your soft relines.
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Thank you HeatherP, That article did explain it very well.   I like the fixodent better than the polygrip.. even though I only used each of them once so far.   
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Secure has no zinc in it and never has. Their tapes are good and leave almost no residue like the adhesive. Yes, no alcohol mouthwasheither, too drying. Therabreath mouthwash is good, I also use their lozenges for dry mouth.
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I agree with Jeanne about the Therabreath being good.  I just started using the mouthwash because I have dry mouth from inhaled steroids. It is different because you don't have that sharp alcohol burn, but it's very pleasant. More like rinsing your mouth with mint tea. I didn't know they had the lozenges so am going to check that out now.
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I use biotene. Mouthwash and toothpaste. Wish j would've used it sooner. But by using that it helped keep some of my teeth in ok condition. But now I have my dentures so I'm happy. I still use biotene cuz I take medication that leads to dry mouth.
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Just an update .. today Is the first time using fixodent .. as during the Xmas period and new year I thought it was a bad idea .. so just applied and popped my denture in ... let's see how long it lasts ... and thanks for all your reply xx and happy new year too everyone xxx
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Happy New Year Mags!
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Was not sure how much too apply so this a trial run
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Julie

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Very Pretty!
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Mags Goode

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Thanks should of got denture years ago lol
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Wow! Very nice. Do u have top and bottoms? Lovely pic
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Everyone is right, very nice picture!

As far as how much to use, always start with a smaller amount. They may come out but then you know to add more next time.

They will come out if you add too much as well!

Good luck and keep the updates coming. AND remember that what works today may not work tomorrow.
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Great!
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Just an update so far soo good had 2 coffees and secure enough
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OMG just woke up after a few hrs kip sore spot so decided too try get my denture out had it in long enough .... swirled my mouth out with warm water ... denture did not come out that bloody easy grrrrr. ....eventually got the darn thing out .... this time I feel really sick got slime on roof of my mouth and gums trying too scrape the fixodent off ewwww yuk yuk .... need a tip how too get rid easy and fast please xx
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I had to laugh as I read this because that described my first time using adhesive to a T.   I will have to look for the clean it wipes.
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I was horrified yesterday .... lmfao x
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I totally understand! No one warns us of these things! And b in my case, I had all this stringy stuff on my fingers coming from my mouth, face bright red and crying. In walks my hubby and decides now looks like a good time to have a conversation. Lol I just slammed the door and went back to my problem.

Clean It wipes are a lifesaver! Available on Amazon!
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My bf totally understands I can talk openly about my denture too him ...
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It is all a nightmare until you learn from others and from trial and error what works for you. God Bless the Fixodent people for keeping up this site. Thanks Fixodent.
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Toothbrush and toothpaste, along with mouthwash WITH ALCOHOL (preferably)
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For the future, I highly recommend buying some of those Clean It wipes, they are made by DOC - Doctors On Call.

I heard about them from someone in this forum. Some use them wet, others use them dry. They are large enough that you can easily cut them in half or even quarters.

You just wipe the goop out, from the back to the front. It will remove about 95% of the residual goop and the rest will easily come out with brushing and swishing. I order mine from Amazon.

I guess you can do the same thing with paper towel, but it didn't work for me.

Good luck!
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I've just ordered a denture brush today gonna buy those wipes wen I get paid from amazon
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Ken

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Walmart and dollar general sell the denture brushes. I couldn't find one at Walgreens or CVS pharmacy.
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Just an update folks. .. back too work today so decided too wear my denture
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Why wouldn't you wear your denture to work?
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Just in case people can't understand me lol ... learning too talk properly again .. but I got on fine ... had loads of good comments tonight how good I look. .. even managed too eat chips tonight. ..