Getting denture adhesive off my gums and the roof of my mouth

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I just got my dentures 2 weeks ago. My dentist said I could use the adhesive today. I used it, waited for 45 minutes to eat and it didn't hold at all. So needless to say, I took them out and YUCK! I was gagging and thought I was going to vomit. I was sending myself into a full blown panic attack ! I had it all over my gums and roof of my mouth. I tried a toothbrush, nope. Tryed my fingers, nope. I tried scratching it off gently with a finger nail but didn't get much so I had to leave the rest in. Eventually it went away I guess because it's not there. What can I do?
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lmaoo i have the same problem..i took my tooth brush and brush it good and whatever else i couldnt remove i use my finger nail,then i try not to think about it and just drink something.
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Great, I thought I would read how to get this crap off the roof of my mouth, I’m hopeless, lol. Mine come off my dentures just fine. I have 2 implants/screws on my lower gums that my dentures snap onto, I wish I would have done the same on the top but was told the top really didn’t need it because upper dentures have better suction. I’ve been down and frustrated since my oral surgery I rarely leave the house. My family says how pretty my teeth look and can’t understand why I’m so upset. For any of you that have had dentures for awhile I would love some encouraging feedback. Thanks.
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Ok so I’ have this problem also but I realized that the longer you keep them in the better they do not stick to guns and stay on dentures or don’t use too much if that’s possible and it’s easier to take dentures out if you leave them in from early morning until late night or until next morning I sleep with mine so it works great good luck
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My first month with dentures. Toothbrush dipped in warm salt water really helps with removing adhesive.
Never sleep with your dentures unless told to so by your dentist.
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I always sleep in mine and have not had any problem.  I want to make sure I have them if there is an emergency or fire or something.  I would want them and my eye glasses.  I clean them about 5 am when I get up so I do clean them,  My were almost 6K so I am not leaving them behind.   I have only had to but one pair all along,  He does not do immediate ones just the ones your get the first time and only time.
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I normally use a paper towel to get the glue off the roof of my mouth. The drier you can get your mouth the better. Your saliva makes it all slippery again.
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i bought 2 bundles of white dish rags and use them dry and they get the cream of my gum,,,i wash the rags with hot water and bleach. works good for me
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How do you apply the baking soda
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We've got to find a better way this is crazy
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Gauze pads work well. And removal from dentures is easy. You soak in warm water with 1 tbsp baking soda and cleaning tablets. 5 mi utes in, remove, brush, rinse and its gone
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That's what I do, works great.
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Take some scope mouth wash and after you take your teeth out swish some scope around in your mouth and that should take out almost all of it. Then use your tooth brush and lightly brush the roof of your mouth if you have any polygrip left inside your mouth.
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Not sure what cream u are using. I use fixodent and when used correctly works immediately. Make sure the dentures are dry, do not put too muchand do not put any near the edges. Getting the adhesive out after taking out the dentures isn't fun but takes some getting used to. I use a paper towel to get the area dry, then pull the adhesive out with my fingers. Others use a brush but I have had no luck that way. I have also tried the powder and it is a lot less messier but I found it did not hold my dentures as well as the cream. Keep working at it and it will get much easier. Good luck.
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Takes time to adjust to how it differs
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my denturist told me I will have sore spots for a few days, of longer go see him. He also made a followup appointment and told me it will tale some tome to adjust to everything like speech, the feeling. I jist got mine so I haven't found ways of cleaning my gums yet.
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It's a shame that the manufacturer hasn't come up with a suitable rinse that can remove the paste after removal of the denture. a rinse or mouthwash for cleaning the mouth. k1louie@yahoo.com if you find a sutiable answer.!!!!!
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I am in the same boat. Its been about 6 weeks since I made the worst decision in my life. The "healing" denture that my DDS used literally would just fall out of my mouth. I kept hearing him say, that looks pretty good and I do feel a little suction there so you are good to go. It's not going to get much better than that! WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't eat, I can't drink anything with them in if I try I choke because they want to go right down my throat. I have gone back to the DDS 4 times since my teeth were pulled because I just can not imagine this is as good as its going to get! I am charged $78 each time he does this "realign" only to leave feeling more depressed than when I went in.
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Are you using adhesive? Immediate dentures rarely fit well. The perms will fit better. I burned my immediate
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Greetings All,
I have been wearing dentures for close to 35 years and have to admit never having any success with the denture creams. I started out when back then using a product called Fasteeth powder and it was introduced to me by my father. My father was using it for many years before that.
Fasteeth when through a name change to the Fixodent Regular Hold and Extra Hold powders. These powders work sensationally. About 15/30 minutes after applying the powder you can eat with comfort and ease. I can bite into an apple without any movement in my top denture. I still have bottom teeth so I cannot give any recommendation on how the powder works for a lower denture.
So if the creams are not doing the job for you, make the switch to the powder. Read the directions on the box on how to apply. Just one word of caution do not take a deep breath right after the application. You do not want that powder sticking to the back of your mouth which I have done many times in those 35 years. However even in that case that is a small price to pay for how great the powder works for me.
Honestly, I do not know what I would do if the Fixodent Powder was eliminated from P&G product line.
I hope this helps.
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@Judith Strong ..Apple Cider Vinegar? (!!!) Woman, you are tough as gorilla glue! Just for the health benefit, I've tried taking a spoonful daily and I can't even! Oh my lort that stuff is strong! So I tried mixing a teaspoon in a 16 oz bottle of water...NOPE! I 'bout died trying to gag even that immensely diluted amount down. Wow...I'm flabergasted to hear you put this stuff in your mouth willingly..
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I mix 1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar with 1/3 tsp baking soda, once the foam dies down, pour it in a bottle of water then add a squirt of orange liquid kool-aid.  You can use whatever type or flavour you like.  Shake it up and it tastes MUCH better.  
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Oh wow
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I bought densurefit kit and omg I am saved my upper dentures never move and I did it myself so now I’m waiting for more in the mail for use on my new bottom dentures
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Well good to hear,.. though once you make commited effort and teeth are out and acrylics are in its a total regret for me .not only cause the oozing white cream on lips but now add that with the perm upside down smile that everyone gets along with the facial muscles altered from tooth removal .i won’t go into the retarded way that now I kiss. Along with very many other now noticed issues !! I would never do this if I could change time , never !! It’s been 2.5 years and it’s a decline, if your thinking of doing this is say don’t figure another way. I hate what I’ve done.
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Hi.....Same problem!!.....My Denturist suggested 2"- 3"- or 4" sterile gauze pads and Listerine mouthwash.
Bit of a 'hassle'......but works (ok!).
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I takey upper partials off slowly to see where it's sylricking the most ND try to peel it out then after much picking I use a dry paper towel, it works great !
I then don't have to worry about using a towel that the slimy denture adhesive leaves
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This is the method that I settled on as well. I keep a roll of paper towels tucked away under the sink. So far it's the only thing that completely removes the old adhesive. I break the paper towels into 4 pieces so I can get four swipes at a time and just throw them away when I'm done.
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I just got my dentures a few weeks ago, long after my gums had healed. I use the Super Polygrip, have same issues with mouth gunk. I found a rather pleasant solution that has worked more than once. A small Reese's peanut butter cup, something about the peanut butter itself, dissolves the adhesive almost immediately, and leaves a pleasant taste to boot.
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I found a better way I take a small amount of Listerine, I use the blue stuff, and swish it around the area where the adhesive is. If that's unpalatable then soak a piece of paper towel with Listerine and use that to wipe the area the first time. Wait a few seconds then use regular paper towels to finish wiping the adhesive away. it really makes getting the adhesive off easy. Hope this helps!
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I got cora Caine from dentist no goo mess easy out and removal
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Hi.. I too am having a problem getting it all out. I have had dentures for 8 days. i just use a little in back where my teeth had previously been removed. my mouth is still to sore to be sticking fingers in there.:) and i was wondering if you swallow some will it make you sick? I have thrush so i have to take them out every 5 hours to use the meds i was prescribed. This is defin. not fun at this point. scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes have become my favs... i did use my bullet to puree some meatballs and that did work really well and was yummy. and since a reg. spoon was just too long at this point i bought a baby spoon and it has been working great. since i will be a grandma in August it won't go to waste... Thanks for reading...
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I went to affordable dentures.
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That's where I got my teeth from too. (Had to go to oral surgeon for removal due to my multitude of relatively serious health problems)

I LOVE the fact that you don't have to pay extra for the relines - hard or soft - and you get the soft relines as needed, not on some schedule. They have great deals! I checked every place in my area and they are the most economical and excellent reviews.
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I went for a lining today, my dentist advised me, if you get your adjustments and linings, etc. , you should never need anything to hold them in. But, if you would close weight of course you could use it till you go back for an adjustment...
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I had a soft reline done and let me tell you the taste of
The stuff they use made me sick I threw up all the way home, my husband called the office doctor said delute some listerine and soak them In it for a while and the taste will go away!!!!!! And it did lol ready for another one it’s been 4 months for me
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I have thrush as well, I wonder if it’s normal after having all your teeth pulled.
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I have found that using a solution of warm water and vineger is very helpful in removing adhesive from mouth and dentures. Just mix about 1tbsp of white vinegar with 6 to 8 oz of very warm water.(I like my water to be very hot like coffee) l rinse a couple of times with denture in. The warm water helps to soften the adhesive. I remove my denture and put them in the tub with vinegar water, then swish and spit to remove adhesive from my mouth. The vinegar water is also helpful for dealing with thrush. Thanks for reading, hope it helps someone.
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Sissy, thank you from a total newbie for that info. I just got my temporary upper last week, my dentist only told me yesterday I can put a small dab of cream in the back (my gums are still pretty sore), so my dad gave me a tube of Fixadent he had he wasn't using. So I decided to try it tonight, but I can't wear the denture for long periods of time yet. So I looked online and found this discussion. I came to your comment - I only keep white vinegar on hand for cleaning, so I know it's powerful. I went to the kitchen, poured a hot cup of water, poured a little vinegar in it, and two swishes later, the denture was out and the majority of the adhesive stayed on it. I used a small scrub pad with vinegar to wipe the rest off the back of my tongue. Then I rinsed my mouth with something that tasted better than vinegar and used that scrub pad to clean the denture, too. I didn't have a lot of paste on it, just 3 dabs, but it made the denture, even though it's a temporary, feel almost perfect - for a foreign object in my mouth. My bottom teeth are mine, some I haven't been able to eat off because of the state of my natural uppers, so I'm really hopeful a denture paste will allow me to finally enjoy my bottom teeth. Thanks so much, everyone here helped make up for my lack of foresight.
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Be careful with vinegar if you have a soft liner... it will make it harden much faster than if not using vinegar.  I only use the vinegar to rinse the adhesive out of my mouth once the teeth are out.
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In our home we love Braggs!!!
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Thank you for your suggestion and how to use the vinegar. I swear I should with apple cider vinegar. But I think I will do it your way.
Thank you.
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Try cheap cider it tastes like vinegar so must do the same job
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I have had my dentures about 6 months and I have found the longer you wear them the easier it is to remove the polygraph I usually use paper towel, warm water and my toothbrush
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Thanks for the tip Sissy. I'll try vinegar. You can also mix it with liquid dish soap and it kills some household insects.
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white vinegar pretty much disable stink bugs, mixed with dawn and epsom salts kills poison ivy. I use it for pickling silver when making jewelry so gonna try it with the goo issue. its also fun to poor on lime to show your kids how vinegar is an acid and eats pressurized sea bottom that is now rock on ground.
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Sorry to get off subject but....Jo May can you give the quantity of each for the poison ivy? I am VERY allergic. Thanks so much.
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Warm water and a tooth brush to get the adhesive Off. After 6 months it gets easier . I still have temporaries so next week or the week after I get my permanent ones .
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Vinegar works pretty good. I might try balsamic tomorrow.
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Has anyone tried Seabond uppers?
What about alcohol-based mouthwash for getting out the gunk?
I like the vinegar and paper towel ideas. Will try.
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no junk
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I'm waiting until I have funds for 3 implant rods to be put in the lower jaw...The lining has been worn out since I haven't returned. (We had other surgery costs with other doctors). This lower denture has to be refilled with adhesive several times a day bec/ there is no lining...And I can't stand the leakage coming out oozing onto my lips. After taking all out at night and riding the gunk out, lately I'm concerned due to breathing and swallowing seem to be having a problem in the back of my throat. Can these adhesive oozes be detrimental to my system as well? Pls advise. I have to wait for a dentist until monies are back in (on a fixed income with retirement).
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oozing adhesive means you are using too much.  You can safely apply more than once a day. You state that you remove the dentures and clean all the gunk out of you mouth before bed, yet you are experiencing breathing and swallowing problems.  Perhaps you are sleeping with your mouth open and have sleep apnea. (just a thought)  Good Luck finding the answer but if you totally clean all the gunk out at night I doubt the adhesive is causing your problems.
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I don't think the adhesive would cause a breathing/swallowing problem. I am also looking to get rods in lower as well as I'm not sure the bottoms will ever be right, I'm only a month into having dentures and have since got a soft reline they do fit much better but move after awhile or during eating which then I can taste the gunk as they are lifting. I will see how it goes with the hard realign if it's not working the rods are next
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Sea bonds are OK they didn’t give me the hold I prefer definitely less messy though ! I have tried a lot of different kinds and fixodent works the best for me I am 4 months in get my permanent ones end of January hoping I won’t need anything after that ! Aspen Dental in Bay City Michigan Rocks!!!!!! Just saying
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I have to agree with Shelby. I've tried EVERYTHING,,, I do mean all brands and all versions from powders, tubes and that pad that feels like slime when you take it,, so nasty.. anyway. Time is best especially for the uppers. I buy what ever tube is one sale for the top. I don't put just those crazy three little dabs they suggest. I run it all in the grove and a little over the roof part. Then I press it into place for about 20-30 seconds. It holds all day at least 12 hours but I have worn then 24 hours also for years gluing just once a day. When I take them out the glue pretty much comes out with the denture and whats on the gum I just use a dry paper towel. The bottoms are a whole other beast. I still run the glue around the whole bottom plate. My personal favorite (although getting harder to find) is fixodents control version with the small tip. I swear its a better adhesive. On the bottoms though, I go all around the outside edge and the inside edge of the plate. Longest last time on bottoms for me is about 6 hours. If I don't eat all day I can make them last closer to 10 hours but I know to eat something softer because I won't make it thru the meal on a chewy or crunchy food. Best practice especially for the bottoms is to wait at least a hour before eating, (2 hours is prime) you can eat anything then, make it thru the meal and go a few hours after words. Once again all I need is a paper towel for the bottoms. Other wise trying to get the glue out sooner is ridiculous and I'm sure quite a show for someone to watch.. lol. I feel I have this denture thing down to a science. I used to get so irritated because sure as I wanted to eat I couldn't because I just glued or I couldn't because I knew I wouldn't make it thru the meal. FINALLY after over 20 years I've learned what works for me. I got mine done at 32 and I was devastated. Having all my teeth with no cavities you can imagine my reaction when the dentist told me they all had to go. Certainly wasn't what i wanted to hear. I was so embarrassed for years and didn't want anyone to even know I had dentures. Needless to say its an adjustment just like loosing a limb. But in the end we make it and have great looking smiles!! YAY.. One final note I'm not a big meat eater so I'm sure that will affect how long your adhesive last too. Ground meats probably wouldn't affect the hold as much as chewing on a steak. OH ,, yea and I eventually over the years found a dentist who put blades in my bottom plate so wow that really helped me eat all kinds of foods.. Highly suggest everyone get the blades but they are a bit pricey. Very well worth it. though.
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It took me a while to learn to eat again, but you will eat almost normal again some things are still hard like candy bars that have peanutbutter n chocolate, fatty meats, Swedish fish n some candy but mostly it's good a- fter a few months
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I have had my dentures for a month now and sorry to say as long a cut my food into small bites, I can eat anything I want.  At first I had issues but now not so much.  I go in on the 2nd of Sept for my first adjustment.  I will get my permanent set either in Nov or Dec.  I am happy right now, friends say I should wear them 24/7 but I haven't gotten there yet.  I take them out at night.  Good luck all and keep working at it and it will come. 
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I always take them out at night and I think you should .  If my grandchildren spend the night I leave my uppers in and take out the lower partial only just in case I don't get up before them.  I clean them and let them soak at night I think that's important for your mouth and the dentures.  
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Just curious at 32 why did they all have to go?
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I am 45 and full denture
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I've tried brushing and rubbing my gums and roof of mouth so hard to get the adhesive (Poligrip) off that my mouth is one big bleeding sore! About ready to give up on dentures altogether!
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Try eating a pickle or if you can tolerate it, take a swig of the pickle juice... I've found that the acidity in pickle juice gas an adverse reaction to the adhesives...hope this helps..
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My issue with using fingers or a brush is that I have a VERY touchy gag reflex. When my dentist was taking impressions, I gagged on the augur, and had to be folded in half to breathe. So a mechanical solution is right out for me.
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Looked it up myself. D.O.C. Denture Wipes. Removes adhesive instantly without scrubbing or brushing. Anyone tested these?
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my husband uses them, he says they work well.
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I read an article that if you massage your ear on the side of your tooth pain it will ease the pain. Well I have been doing it and it really helps. It's been about 3 weeks since pulling 8 teeth and grafting the bone on 4. It has been so painful. Massaging my ear helps. I also put Clove oil on the gums. It numbs the pain really well. Try it.
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I just had my top teeth removed about 5 weeks ago. 15 teeth! Ugh Anyway I got a nasty infection and blisters galore. I found that rubbing Carmex on the blisters and the inside of the denture plate was my savor. Not the best taste, but much better than the pain.
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I use Kanka, the paint on kind, it works very well and it lasts got hours!
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I use the powder with no problem. I have upper and lower. I use more powder than recommended and cover it with water, and let them sit a few minutes before putting them in. I wear them about 15 hours a day I eat pretty much whatever I want. I do cut a lot of my food into pieces so I don't have bite something like a piece of pizza. I eat steaks, pork chops, apples ect. I tried the adhesive paste and it was horrible for me. I've had my dentures for about 10 years, it did take me a little while to get used to it but now people can't tell I have them. Taking them out at the end of the day is easy as well the powder comes out easily most days with just a toothbrush. The fixodent powder is definitely worth taking a chance on. As someone else said just don't take a deep breath its not fun having the powder in the back of your throat.
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Joanne Krolczyk, what is that blue thing with the holes in it?
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I'd like to know as well. It's like she is advertising it but if you can't tell what it is and what it does it doesn't help me. I checked the link to FB as well and couldn't tell either.
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It’s a denture plate for taking impressions for your top dentures
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Powder is amazing, but as for removing any adhesive, ive found swishing (not swallowing!!!) Ice cold water, the using brush, white Good(I prefer sparkle) paper towel, or a white rag wipes it right out.
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Thank goodness i found your website while looking for the wipes to clean your mouth and gums after removing your dentures for the day...i have bottom and top plates and while i am proud to have beautiful teeth again its pretty much been trial and error for me on several things about the maintenance.Disappointed greatly that my dentist did not see fit to give me more info on what to do and not do where my dentures are concerned, The main issue i have had from the beginning till about 10 minutes ago is the removal of my top and bottom plate and the god awful paste left in my mouth.Its slimy,sticky,taste bad and god for bid if i swallow by accident or start to throw up!
I've tried everything (not the powder) or the  wipes but those two things are on my list of things to shop for along with a finger baby toothbrush.I set aside 30 minutes to put in dentures and the removal of the dentures which ends up being more like 45 minutes and the entire time i am feel sick to my stomach. After all is said and done its sad that our dentist or their assistants don't provide us with more knowledge.The professional should be aware of the concerns of their clients concerns with out having to wait to be asked the correct thing to do. Print up an informational topic sheet and arm your client with knowledge.The professionals act as though they are embarrassed by the situation.When i got contacts i was shown how to clean and take them in and out.Enough said. Just another hurdle in life!
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I am in complete agreement about the frustrations I've encountered that could have been avoided if only the dental/same day denture facility would have taken just a few minutes and explained how to place them, remove them (and the gunk ), and of course upkeep.

Basically I went into the same day denture place for a consult-they took an X-ray and reviewed my health history, at which point I was told that I would have to go to an oral surgeon because of my heath and then we talked about the process. I then went to my oral surgeon for a consult. One week later I had 18 teeth removed and an immediate set , that I picked up the day before, in place

I've been back for adjustments weekly and have yet to be told anything in regards to care of my mouth or dentures .

I will also say THANK GOD for finding this board!! !
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45 minutes to get the adhesive out of your mouth? You really need to go to the powder. The bottom plate put the powder in and cover it with water using a medicine dropper. Let it sit a few minutes and put it in. It will stay in place all day. I eat pretty much whatever I want. I had ribs and corn on the cob for dinner tonight. At the end of the night sometimes they are a little hard to get out but I'm done in under 2 minutes most nights.
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Sometimes it comes out all in 1 piece sometimes I have to brush it out but it never takes me more than 2 minutes
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Jennifer Grossberg

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And if any powder is stuck on the roof of my mouth i just swish with warm water and bam it comes out
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I have a horseshoe cut on my uppers so they are just like my lowers. I wonder if the powder would work well on my uppers because of the horseshoe cut ? Anyone know?
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Corn off the cob? Like real teeth?
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I've had my dentures for a few weeks now, and due to needing adjustments, I haven't been able to wear them other tan showing them off. I got them adjusted today, got home, put in the fixodent gel, waited almost two hours, and thought I would be able to eat. Ughhhhh! I guess I didn't use enough gel on my bottom denture, and it pulled up after only two bites of my toasted cheese sandwich ( which I have been craving for months, soft foods really get awfully tiring and boring). I had to go and remove my dentures and the horrible mess left in my mouth made me sick to my stomach. I used a soft toothbrush, which immediately got gunked up, tried using a washcloth, and ended up using a fingernail very gently to remove as much as possible. I am so glad to find this board! I am going to look for the fixodent powder, and the wipes mentioned above, as right now the thought of putting more of that gel in my mouth has me gagging. I really thought today was going to be my first good food day in 6 months ( had to have my extraction surgeries in stages, and it took 3 weeks to get my teeth, then another two for adjustments, etc.). I am just so damned hungry! For real food! Thank you to all who have posted, I feel I have learned a great deal here today, will check back in once I get things working properly.
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I found a place in Denver CO that did mine.. 3100 for 23 teeth removed, meds, immediate denture, and 6-9 months I will have mini implants done @450.00 each...also I get a permanent denture at this time.. If ya'll want the name of them just let me know! Sounds like a round-trip plane ticket would be cheaper than what your paying for treatment now... I did all this one day!
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If you are still active on this board, Nora, please give me the name. Thanks. dave
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I use the Fixodent super and my dentures 'snap' down in the front.  I have implants there.  When I use Fixodent super plus, sometimes it is 2 days before I can get my plates out.  Dentist recommended that I switch to seabond for less adhesion.  Not sure I want them coming loose easier though either.  It's a darned it you do and darned if you don't situation.  Either way, getting it off of your gums at first is awful.  If you leave them in all day, it seems to not be all over your gums unless you over apply the fixodent.
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Oh and hang in there.  Once you get to eat that first steak, it will all be worth it.  I can now bite into an apple.  Life did suck for a long, long time while going through adjustments.  I still have bone spurs and those can be aggravating to say the least.  I am happy for the most part.  If I had it to do all over again, for the amount of money I spent removing Tori, I would have went with strictly implants on the bottom.  Live and learn.  Anyway, you are getting there!   
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I don't seem to have any problems with the powder. My dentist did recommend using an ultra-soft toothbrush. That along with Aim toothpaste and no problems. Although when I'm taking the tops out it looks funky I don't have any problems getting it out of mouth or off toothbrush.
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I haven't used the powder yet. I don't think my dentures fit snug enough for that? I really have no idea. Out of desperation last night I used my denture brush. The bristles were stiff enough to grab the gunk and pull it out pretty easily. It saved me at least 15 minutes trying to get it out with paper towels.
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The powder works fairly well (not great), but DO NOT buy any powder or adhesive that contains Zinc. There are dozens of lawsuits against adhesive companies (Fixodent, Poligrip, etc.) that use zinc. Zinc poisoning can be fatal: side effects include neuropathy (a very painful nerve disease); numbness in the hands and feet; pain and/or tingling in the extremities; loss of ability to move legs, feet, arms, or hands; poor balance; decrease in walking stride; and a whole lit of other issues. If you can afford it (which I can't at the moment), SAVE every penny and get the ALL on FOUR implants. The cost is around $11,000 for the procedure plus adapting your existing denture to fit onto the ALL on FOUR implants and is supposed to last about 4-5 years. The titanium lined denture is LOTs more (on top of the $11,000). In my opinion, it's worth every cent I can save (to me). BTW: what's it like kissing with dentures? How do you explain that plastic palate in the roof of your mouth?

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Hi all I wanted to share a few things that I have learned over the last few months. I have had a lot of the same issues that you all are having. I am now using Proligrip super strong all day hold to hold mine in. I just use a small strip in top and bottom. I have noticed that using this stuff compared to the other stuff (powder and Fixodent) is that once you have it in for a long period of time that it get thick and sometimes it just wears off and there is almost no clean up. I have also used the flavored kind in poligrip but it changes the flavor of some food and kind of burns my gums. I do want to say this people don't give up it does get better I thought that I would never get to eat normal again. I ate a nice steak dinner the other night with no problems. So hang in there!! and if anyone has any questions feel free to email me of comment here I am pretty open about talking about it DRothmeyer719@gmail.com
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I use the poligrip powder too and love it
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I do also.The powder works well for me.I use the Poligrip.Of course the Fixodent powder with the zinc holds the best and longest.I have that only for that once in a while special occasion:) Don't want to get sick for that great hold:(
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COCA-COLA ! Works like a charm !! 
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I have an active and intimate relationship with my life partner and have found that the Seabomd wafers work best, have no taste, and have remained secure during our frequent and passionate activities. I detest creams and can neither kiss nor do anything else without worrying if I use them. It was a real thrill kill. He is satisfied with my use of the wafers until I can get implants.