Found a trick on top denture

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I have found a big advantage with my top dentures. Instead of adhesive all over the place in the top denture i just put a little up in front and what a different feeling. What I was always tryiing to do is put paste everywhere in it and what happened was the weird feeling i had with the top of the dentures rubbing the top of my mouth... Always felt bad... Now its a little squirt inside near the two front teeth and it feels 100 times better... I know im the new guy...lol but a big difference..
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That's great. We usually recommend to our patients 3 small dabs the size of a pea and once you insert the denture it will spread enough that there's no gook falling out and cause any gagging. :)
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Joann Fessler

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I am going to try this. Thank You!
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Danny

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just a little squirt near the two front teeth. The rest of the denture won't stick to the top of the mouth but as i hope you see, its ok just up near the front. If I used as much as Josie is talking about it would feel to strange for me.. just the size of a half of pea and it should hold em pretty good. I lasted the longest today.
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Just to update here... I have found that no matter what i do my gums still hurt.. What I am doing now is not using any glue and when i am watching TV i throw them in and keep biting down. Since then a lot of pain has gone away. i m going to do this as much as I can and get rid of the pain. Once the pain is totally gone i believe i will get them to work well..
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Sounds like you could use some help in the "scrape off the bad area" department.
Even a dentist cannot always match some of the sensitive blood vessels that are
being compressed by the plate.  I use my trusty little pocket knife to remove the
little spot that is causing my pain until the pain is no more.  Don't try to remove too
much the first or even the third day because the mouth needs to adjust and heal.
Luck to you!
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Danny, we are so sorry to hear how much pain you are still in. When was the last time you saw your dentist for adjustments or reline? 
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If you can get away with using less adhesive, that's great! Less is always better. For others that need to use more, here are the instructions for using the Fixodent cream denture adhesive:

  • Clean your dentures and dry them thoroughly before applying Fixodent.
  • Apply the product in a continuous line around the inside edge of the rim on top of the dentures. Also apply down the middle of the dentures for best hold.
  • For partial dentures, apply a line down the middle of the plate.
  • Put the dentures in your mouth and firmly press them into place. Hold the dentures there for a few 
Additional Tips

  • Do not apply too close to denture edges.
  • If product oozes off dentures in your mouth, you are using too much.
  • Do not use more product than shown in the diagram on the box.
  • Do not use the product more than once a day. With proper use a 2.4oz tube should last at least 7 to 8 weeks. A 1.4oz tube should last at least 4 to 5 weeks.
  • Consult your dentist regularly to make sure your dentures fit properly. Poorly fitting dentures may damage your health.
  • Keep the nozzle and cap of the product dry to prevent it from clogging.
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Alex, What is the proper procedure for the powder? I still don't have my eday yet but I'm trying to be prepared. Also how do I remove the powder from my gums and dentures?
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Hi CherylK. Alex is off for a few days so I am covering. Above your question is our recommended application instructions for our Fixodent Powder. You will have to experiment to find the right amount for you. It is best to start with the least amount you can use, because less is always better to avoid a mess afterwards. Have you tried it yet? Please do and let us know how it worked for you. Thanks! 
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Finally realized that the dentures will hurt a little bit until you just wear them. I have been putting them on while watching tv and noticed they hurt and feel like making you choke. While I was upset that my gums hurt I kept them in and kept my mouth shut so I didn't choke. It took about three days for the pain to go away I am getting used to them. They also stay where they belong. I used some fixident powder and they are finally in for the day. I think they will finally work now.
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that Fixodent powder is the bomb!!! Helluva lot better than that gel that sticks everywhere! Just wished it would work on my lower partial!


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Joann Fessler

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I use it on my bottom and I also put three dabs of gel on top and they stay!
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I only have 3 small areas on my bottoms to put anything, so powder doesnt work. I have thought of mixing it with the gel
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Paul your lower partial "should" fit fine if the clasps are tightened just enough that they stay in place and not too much that you feel like you have to yank them out. Usually you shouldn't require glue on the lower when it's a partial.
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There's a clasp on each side where my back molars where, but then I also have 3 incisors up front no clasp, see the dilemma?
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Oh I see. Hmmm why don't you have any clasps at the end of your incisors? One on the last incisor on your right and then on the left? I'm trying to picture it, you shouldn't have issues but if you do that would probably help...Wonder if you can complain about that and if it will improve have them put the 2 other clasps at no extra cost.
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Hey Paul, you mentioned you're getting a bridge on the anteriors which is great! Are you still keeping the partial  for your posteriors and going to have it modified?