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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I also am a denture wearer and I found just plain warm water just keep rinsing your mouth with warm water it takes about 2 minutes but it works
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I use Sea Bond and for some time it worked well. No goo! However for some reason lately I've noticed the Sea Bond is slipping backwards. Not good. So I just bought the Polygrip strips. They had great but now I have the goo issue again.
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I use an infants fingertip toothbrush and toothpaste to remove the goo from my mouth.  Works like a charm.  Just don't use the NUK brand one.   It isn't shaped right for the adult mouth!   Good luck!
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I will have to try this. I think we might even have one in box of stuff my daughter didn't use for my grandson. Thanks for the tip.
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Something I found that works for me is swishing equal parts water-as hot as you can handle - and alcohol based mouthwash (so I keep a bottle of both kinds of mouthwash - 1 with & 1 without alcohol.

After I soak my teeth in my Polident for smokers 15-minute soak, I brush and rinse, then put in a separate denture container with cold water and a very small amount of non-alcohol mouthwash to get rid of taste of soft reline
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We know it can be so frustrating when you have adhesive stuck to your dentures or your mouth and gums.

For your mouth, we recommend rinsing your mouth with hot water (only as hot as is comfortable) and gently brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular toothpaste. Alternatively try to gently rub away the remaining adhesive with a damp cloth or gauze and a small amount of cooking oil.

You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. We don't recommend picking the residue because it could irritate your mouth and gums. That's the last thing you need when you have new dentures and delicate gums. ~Rosie

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I just got lower dentures two weeks ago.... I use super polygrip. When I remove them I first swish very very warm water around my mouth a couple times to loosen the adhesive, then I brush my gums with a childs toothbrush with kids toothpaste, works extremely well, I also had just happen to have a bottle of hospital mouthwash...that also works good to remove what I missed. I also use the kids toothpaste to brush my dentures, it is not abrasive and won't scratch the dentures. Kids mouthwash is also a good thing to use to soak dentures.
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Has anyone stared out with temp. Dentures? I finall get my permanent Ones next week after 5 months and I'm so looking forward to be done from the dentist
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I have had my temporary dentures since August and will get a hard reline next week and won't get my permanent dentures until next August. They want the gums completely filled in - no divets at all.

After the first of the year I have to have some bones fixed and she said we'd go from there.
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I heard gargling with salt water
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I tried something new, because I found I was using too much vinegar. After looking at a bunch of places. I found that hot water & mouthwash (I got some without alcohol) will loosen them up enough to pull them out easily. For the residue on the gums, instead of a toothbrush, I have these little scrub pads, they aren't very abrasive and are very supple, that I got from the dollar store in a bundle of 10 for $1. I soaked one in the mouthwash to make sure it was good to use in my mouth, and once I got the denture out, I ran hot water on the pad, and swiped my gums with it. It's really gentle, and took the residue right off. Then I rinsed the pad with hot water and worked the residue right off it. It's so much nicer tasting than using vinegar, and the pad is faster, softer, and larger than a toothbrush. I can't wait until I get my permanent set, this temporary set is okay, but it rocks back and forth too much.
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with temporary dentures Do you adhesive every time you have to go to the dentist? Sometimes I'm not sure if I should or go without adhesive Until I'm done. What do you do?
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My denture facility has a sign up telling the patients to not have any adhesive on when coming in to see them. I just carry the powder with me, just in case I need it after they adjust them-which I normally don't, at least not on the uppers
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I had mine three weeks today. Used fixodent. But, if you use too much it does get messy. I was lucky, my husband said to use minimal, just like it shows you on the back of fixodent box. But, I still had trouble, just a little. I brushed, Then i put them in container with the polodent tablet and water. Next morning gone..
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Have you tried wernets ultra fixative powder, it leaves hardly any residue and stops food getting into you plate
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Where do you get that adhesive? I use secure waterproof right now until I get my permanent dentures.. Need something else to try
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There are a lot of choices when it comes to denture adhesive. If you would like to talk to one of our product experts, please give us a call toll free at 1-855-236-3353, M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Also, save $1 at http://dentureliving.com/en-us/coupons If you try any Fixodent product that you aren't happy with, just keep the receipt and we can try, try again. :)
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I've used powder and fixodent, the powder works well if the dentures fit properly but not so well if they are the least bit loose. It did not keep debris from getting under them even when the fit was nice and tight and it tastes pretty bad. It makes everything you eat or drink also taste weird. its hard enough to get used to greatly reduced flavors and missing mouth feel with dentures but to add bad tasting on top of it, well, lets say I've lost some weight. Fixodent works better with dentures that are a little bit, not a lot, loose and does keep the debris out, it doesn't taste as bad or interfere with enjoying food nearly as much, however, removing the gunk from the roof of my mouth gags me, makes me throw up sometimes, and is generally a little traumatic. I googled how to do it tonight, the site said use a soft bristled toothbrush with toothpaste and comfortably hot water. so will try that tonight. these products use zinc and because overusing interferes with copper levels in the body, it can do significant and permanent harm if overused. so sticking to the package instructions is very important and you can only use either product once a day. NEVER go to sleep therefore, with that gunk in your mouth, it ends up in your stomach and is unhealthy. best of luck :)
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Jude, have you tried Secure? It does a wonderful job of holding teeth in place and is free of Zinc.

Another thing that you may want to try is the Clean - It cloths. They work really well for me! I have no problems removing the adhesive each night. They are actually quite large and after you get used to using them, you can easily get away with cutting them in half or even quarters. I use them dry, but some people in this group prefer them wet.

Between the Secure, which I find very easy to remove (especially the strips) and the Clean It cloths, I'm done in less than 5 minutes and Secure is safe to sleep in.

If you contact them, they may send you free samples.

I will say, that if you use Secure, you also want to use their cleansing tables (they even tell you that you really only need to use 1/2 tablet.

All items available on Amazon.

Good luck!
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thank you, I plan to try the secure as soon as I can, I look forward to it. I didn't mind the powder form of fixodent, but it also has zinc and doesn't last as long if the denture is the least bit loose, so relieved to hear about secure and cannot wait to get some and try it, thanks for taking the time to comment :)
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That's what I am here for!

I did just read that someone else just contacted Secure and they are sending them samples so it's worth contacting them!

Watch the YouTube videos before using!

Take care and keep in touch!
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If you use a paper towel and grip the glue with it you can peel it off.
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Mike M

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HAHAHA! This really sucks!
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simple solution eat cheese pleesers poligrip gone
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oh my gosh, that's exactly what I do but it always ends with me dry heaving then throwing up.   Ugh, there's got to be a better way
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I either chew gum after taking my teeth out or suck on a butterscotch drop and let the acid in my mouth take off the rest.
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Eating fruit..like a few grapes..or anything with mild texture or roughage willl remove it in a few minutes. I wasn't ready for ANY of the undiscussed calamities of wearing dentures..traumatizung! Lol
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Paul Trevino

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I find drinking a beer and lemon helps a lot
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Flora Del Rosario

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Lol!! I thought I was the only one with these issues. Maybe I missed a step somewhere
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LOL omg i use a washcloth to get it off 
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All I do is put them in the denture
bath with a cleaning tablet by next morning
it comes right off lol no problem
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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 use paper towels. I generally have some left so, I pop a tootsie roll pop in my mouth and I'm good to go.
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I wear my dentures while sleeping - I wake up and remove both plates, clean my dentures with toothpaste and use paper towels to remove adhesive. I brush my mouth with toothpaste (my gums, roof of my mouth, my tongue) -- My denturist told me 3 things stain dentures - coffee, tea, and blueberry pie - so before I put my dentures back into my mouth, I drink my morning coffee and eat breakfast, then brush my gums gently and place my dentures back into my mouth using super Poli-Grip - it has all day hold. Once in a while, the bottom plate comes loose at night, so I take the bottom plate out and clean the plate and reapply adhesive, and put plate back in. Walgreens had a sale - Buy 2 Poligrip, get one free. 
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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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That's the method I use now too after finding that simply rinsing and using a toothbrush was a major fail. Once the teeth come out, I've got to get the "gunk" out asap - it's sickening! So first I use a washcloth and warm water and wipe my mouth, then I brush and finish with diluted Listerine rinse.
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Me too!
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I am using little bit baking soda or soda bikarbona and then gets quick off
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How do you apply the baking soda
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Donna Green

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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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How long during the day does the Adhesive last, and do you just force it off at the end of the day ???
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I put mine in with the adhesive in the morning and it lasts me all day until evening then I take them off around 9 or 10.
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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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Try teaspoon soda bikarbona or baking soda
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I have the same issue. I had the surgery in October to remove my teeth and I got the dentures a few days before Christmas and I still can’t keep the stupid things still when I chew no matter what I do.
It feels as though I have bone pushing through the skin in 3 or 4 place... I’m ready to give up and sit down to cry. It’s so much easier to just yank them out and gum food! It’s so depressing. :-(
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Don’t give up go back into the dentist and have them reline them you could also try some fixident I have found that works the best
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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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When you are done eating at the end of the day do you just pull the denture out, even though it is still glued on. BTW, I bought Fixodent Ultra
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Yes, sir! That's what I do. By that time my mouth needs a rest.:)
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I also went to DDS the immediate dentures are also your permanent denture.. you have to go back and get the permanent lining put in.. I had to go back about 4 times also.. I use the fixodent gel and it leaves a mess.. I'm going to try the fixodent powder.. because I just read someone's post and they say they can eat an apple.. because even with fixodent ultra my denture move when trying to eat pretty much anything thing.. they look very nice but I have a very hard time eating..
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I have been dealing with the awful residue of denture adhesive for years and it is horrible. I thought I would try something different. It is, by far, the quickest and easiest method ever. After I remove the dentures at nIght, I chew a piece of sugarless gum! The denture adhesive sticks to the gum like magic! You might have to spit a few times to remove the adhesive but keep chewing and will all come out. You might have to chew 2 pieces, one after the other, until you get the hang of it. Within a few minutes your mouth will be cleared of all residue and ready to brush out before bed! I guarantee that this is the best, easiest, quickest way to get rid of all the gunk. I cannot believe it took me 3 years of dealing with that awful mess before I found this! There is also Freedent gum which doesn't stick to dentures and that might get rid of the extra adhesive that oozes out sometimes when you put your dentures in. I have not tried the Freedent myself but I don't see why it wouldnt work!! So try the sugarless gum, which also leaves your mouth minty fresh if you buy the spearmint or peppermint, and goodbye messy gunk forever!!
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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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i didn't know they still made powder. i would like to try it. my mom used fastteeth and never complained of food or anything. i remember it smell yucky. but it seemed to cover her denture evenly. i don't remember her lowers getting anything at all. as a matter of fact, she may not have had lowers when i was a kid.
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Would you know where to get it I've had no luck finding it thanks
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Marissa Burke

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Walmart has it and it's like 4 dollars, the bottle lasts about 2-3 months
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Amazon. I have had dentures for 8 days when can I use adhesive?
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This information was very helpful. I am just in the process of deciding what to use for my upper denture. I find if I bite on the back teeth the front seems loose. I will try the powder. I was also looking at something called Seabond, looks like a tape. Has anybody tried this? Thanks for input
Nancy
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It may take a few tries to find out which version is best for you. There are many to choose from, ranging from powders to creams, flavored to not flavored and those that contain zinc and zinc free versions. If we can assist in any way, feel free to reach out. Thanks!
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Rosie,
What exactly are the advantages of the zinc? There must be some or it wouldn't be in any of them.
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Seabond is not good. I found the strips dont hold and the whole piece that fits on the top deture plate gradually slides back towards the back of your throat during the day and gags you. I recommend poligrip powder extra hold in a white bottle with red lid. It even works better than the fixodent brand and i get an excellent hold all day long.
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Yesterday was exactly 2 weeks from when I got my extractions and my immediate denture I just started trying the creams and adhesive seals I bought three different kinds the first day I used the sea bond denture adhesive seals and it worked wonderfully, but the next morning I applied it the same way I did the day before and I couldn't even fit my top denture in my mouth so that evening I went to Walmart and got the Super Poligrip comfort seal strips I followed the directions to the T and the strips wound up sticking to the roof of my mouth it didn't even hold my denture in place I could take the denture out but the strip stayed. ...lol. I also bought the fixodent plus Superior hold with gum care the tip is ultra thin so it makes the application process so easy it's like writing a name on a cake. I used that as an example because that's how thin the paste comes out. I love the hold yesterday and today are the first days in two weeks that I've been able to actually chew something without being in pain or gagging myself because it wasn't chewed properly . Prior to using that I was ready to throw my dentures in the trash and just go toothless because it was hurting so bad and rubbing sores . I do have to go in and get a soft reline unfortunately for me I had several teeth abscessed and they couldn't put off doing my impression any longer or my immediate wouldn't of been back in time for my extractions so when They did my impressions my gums were swollen already. Sorry for rambling ! I guess the point of this whole thing is just keep trying stuff until you find out what works for you and don't give up unfortunately for me I have nobody to ask questions I'm only 36 and had to get a full set of dentures on the top and parcels on the bottom, but luckily for me in six months I'm getting my implant supported denture so I won't have to worry about creams and such but I would definitely recommend the fixodent plus superior hold with gum care, oh and I almost forgot I don't know if anybody else has the same problem but my main issue is after having my dentures out all night it's very painful and uncomfortable for me to put it back in in the morning so what I've been doing is rubbing Orajel on my gums a few minutes before I put my denture in and then once I have my denture in and the cream seals it in place I don't have any pain for the rest of the day The past two days the cream has lasted me from six in the morning until about 1030 at night ( at which time I chose to remove it it wasn't loose ) and it's still very difficult for me to take it out I have to rinse my mouth out with warm water several times before it's loose enough to pull it out , so it holds very well and for a long period of time and I'm able to eat I haven't gone crazy and tried apples or corn on the cob because like I said I just got my dentures two weeks ago but I can eat more than ice cream Jell-O and soup which is a vast improvement . I do have the same issues as everyone else the paste sticks to the roof of my mouth and my gums but I just use my toothbrush and it eventually comes off. The way I see it is there won't be any forgetting or putting off making sure I'm caring for my gums if I have to brush all that cream off .....lol
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Much like Nicole, I am not quite two weeks out of my extractions. I have some bone issue, so the dentures are painful (they say that this will be resolved with the soft reline), but I am only wearing my dentures every other day or so (to let some areas of my gum do additional healing). Aspen gave me super poligrip with the dentures and I tried it today. I didn't use enough so the front was still loose. When I got home from work, I took them out and realized that waxy, gaggy residue was everywhere. I got what I could with a paper towel, then I figured vinegar works for so many other things, give it a shot. Because I use a lot of vinegar, I am more tolerant of using it full strength, so I did. First I rinsed and it helped some, then I soaked a cloth in it and was able to wipe most of the guck out to where it was tolerable.
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My father used Fasteeth too. He only has top dentures as well. He loves the powder! I didn't have any luck with it on my bottoms.
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I am going to try it. I use super polygraph strips. They let me eat with my denture. Getting the adhesive off the roof of my mouth is a different matter.. Gargling and swishing apple cider vinegar is helping somewhat.
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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 have had similar problems and much frustration with removal of adhesives.  I will likely try your method, Robert.  I have wondered why the makers of creams have not produced a mouthwash or something designed specifically to REMOVE the stuff once it's in the mouth and needs to come out.  ATTENTION SUPPORT STAFF:  CAN YOU ADDRESS MY QUESTION IN THIS COMMENT?????
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Eat popcorn and it immediately goes away
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I do that lol
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I use cream on both upper and lower. I let my dentures soak in cleanser and it comes off fairly easily with a brush. For my gums I swish hot water around a couple of times and Bush with toothpaste, it usually comes out. Good luck.
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Will try
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Gretchen Marie Allgaier-Heinrich

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Yuck! I put it on, now I'm scared to take them out, I think I'm gonna puke
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That feeling goes away with time, I get that way when I use the cream adhesive (you might be using to much, that's my problem as well) , fixodent makes a powder that is much better and shouldn't give you the feeling of wanting to puke.
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Hi I've just had my first experience of fixident I was really panicking trying to get it of the roof of my mouth but it held well and was able to eat what is the name of the powder I have looked but with no joy maybe I could ask my chemist to order it in if I knew the name thks
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It's fixodent super hold powder, when I get home I'll post a picture
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It's called fixodent extra hold powder. I used the cream a few times and a friend told me to use the powder. I tried it and haven't used anything since. No mess, holds tight all day and comes out easily. If you have a lower denture put the powder in cover it with water and let it sit a few minutes. It holds the powder in so it doesn't end up in your mouth. You'll never want to use the cream again
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How do you remove the denture? Warm water mouth wash? So it doesn't have that gooey stuff. I just tried the strips and ew when the goop was so thick on the roof of my mouth I almost vomited. Then cried wishing I never did this.
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Vinegar works wonders, it dissolves the glue and you don't have clumps on your gums afterwards. I rock my denture back and forth until it pops and I can easily pull it out
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Jill Dooley

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Day 11 and feeling much better. Using fixodent with food seal.
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Almost 5 weeks post surgery. I had so much shrinkage the dentist did a soft reline. Not using any adhesive. However if I need it again they say powder is safe with soft reline. Does the powder get oozey like the cream?
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Linda Krause

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Wow!!! Your teeth look so natural. They are beautiful. It's because your two front teeth are a little longer, but I suppose your own teeth were that way. Just Beautiful!
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Getting the adhesive off is a nightmare. Suggestion, take small cup of hot water and a toothbrush normal one. Soak in water then slowly brush away towards the front of the mouth, comes off quit easy, can also swish with the hot water to help remove. Bye the way I use Secure adhesive, I tell you, nothing moves in my mouth until I take them out at night. Buy it on the internet. Just google Secure Adhesive for Dentures.

                                                           Good Luck!!!!!!!
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Rose Anne,

After talking to a rep from Secure, and confirming with my dentist, you can safely leave your teeth in for a couple of days when using Secure. You just want to be sure to use a soft or ultra-soft toothbrush and denture toothpaste to clean them.

I found this out because of the difficulty I had when removing my teeth after using Secure the first time.

I refer to it as the Gorilla Glue for dentures!
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Hi Rose Anne, did you use the Secure on top and bottom, I never have a problem with my top, just my bottom dentures.
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Theresa

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Hi Rose Anne, I it advisable to leave them in over night?? And where can I find Secure??
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I'm not Rose Anne, but I can tell you that I haven't heard of anyone finding Secure in a store. If you Google Secure Denture Adhesive you can find it really easy.

You will want to check the site as well as Amazon.com. I have an Amazon Prime membership so I get free shipping and it's about $1 cheaper (and it says it's sold through Secure. I'm not sure how that works, but I'm not arguing).

I would just be sure to check the prices! It's about $9/tube but worth every penny and it doesn't take very much at all.

Something about Secure that can't be said enough - watch as many Youtube videos as you can handle!

FOR ME it works great!
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Removing any adhesive residue from your mouth can be frustrating. Try rinsing your mouth with hot water (only as hot as is comfortable) and gently brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular toothpaste.

Alternatively try to gently rub away the remaining adhesive with a damp cloth or gauze and a small amount of cooking oil. You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. We don't recommend picking the residue because it could irritate your mouth and gums.

You may want to experiment to see what amount of product is best for you. ty!

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I get secure from vitacost. It's cheaper.
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Darrell Waller

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ditto on vitacost
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ive found baby wipes takes allot of the gunk out , but im having a big issue with fixodent so im looking for another solution , i had all my top teeth removed 1 week ago and im waiting to get my soft reline done so maybe i wont have to use anything i hope , but doubtful... im only 32 and im starting to feel like i made a huge mistake doing this 
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Thank you for your suggestion
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I am 45 Sarah and full dentures already regret it  very deeply wish my face was mine again ...my jawline is messed up but never giving up hope for a ClearChoice implant miracle benefactor the procedure is $22,000 here in California ugh never see them ...I am a student living on ssdi

what is vitacost and why is everyone saying polygraph is it not poligrip? lol
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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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Hi Cindy, I know you've got a lot to get used to right now, but in time you'll feel comfortable with your new teeth. Fixodent is slowly dissolved by saliva, and some of it may eventually be swallowed. Studies have shown that the adhesives in Fixodent pass essentially unchanged through the digestive system as undigested material and are eliminated without any detectable consequences.  

How exciting that you're going to be a grandma!
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lol, a meatball blast, my fave is spinach, banana, blueberries and flax seed. My sis made one with all veggies and said it was yucky, nothing to sweeten it.
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I have found that Poli-Grip comes off better than Fixodent. There really is no way around digging it off with your fingers. It's so gross and embarrassing if anyone sees me digging around in my mouth like that - lol, but I've found the Poli-Grip a little more pleasant if I can't get all of it out. Right now I would love to have the problem - I just threw my denture out in a tissue! Its GONE. I broke my NUMBER ONE rule and put it in a tissue when I took it out at my mom's house!!!! STUPID..Anybody know how much it costs JUST to get an upper denture done - without all of the pulling teeth, etc.?
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I just got a partial from these guys. My dentist inspected it this morning and was quite impressed. I am not comfortable with it, but it is my first and I guess it takes some time getting used to these things. Cost me 350 for my partial. http://doityourselfdentalimpressionki...
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it cost me around 3000 for both dentures, having 9 teeth extracted and the joys of digging poligrip out of my mouth. I am still trying to figure out which is more fun
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I can't wait to get my implants in.
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I have just had the remaining 5 upper teeth removed and got a full top denture it cost me £322.00 but in 4 months time I will have to pay another £322.00 as my gums will have shrunk. Great. Crikey teeth are trouble coming and a lot more expensive going ha
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This is totally an aside, Carole Davis, but I LOVE your expression "Crikey!"  I'm going to steal that one and use it.  Maybe it will make dealing with these freaking dentures a little easier!  LOL!!
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I paid 495 for my top denture without insurance! I really lucked out by just going to the lab, otherwise it would of cost me 1,800 just for the top!
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I paid $5,000. just for my upper teeth and the rest of the upper damage!! I had to have a realign after the first 6 months and was charged another $300. They said the $300 was because it had to go to the lab. 
I need another realign and they refuse to do it because they are trying to sell me better upper dentures. I keep telling them I cannot afford it, but they still  refuse!!
I am now going to try and find another dentist to realign without the enormous costs.
If you know anyone wanting to get their teeth done, tell them to shop around.
I was totally ripped off in my deal with the Dentist/Devil. LOL!
But I could have had both my uppers and lowers done cheaper than what I paid just for the uppers.
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Mary I also had that amount 5870 out of pocket for extractions upper denture sedation etc. my only wish is that the darn palet was not so hard. They really need to invent something better for the conventional denture wearers. Ps I'm on day 5.
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Jill Dooley

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Got some extra coverage from insurance and price is now about 2500. But as said before I do wish implants were available at a lower price
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i am glad to see that i am not the only one that is having problems with this goooo. i am only 6 months out and feel like giving up on them already. cost wise i feel like i got a great deal. i had 18 teeth pulled and got first set. then got second set at my 6 month app and with get another set at my 1 year app. along with as many adjustments as needed. totaling out at 2751 my insurance paid 2000 of that. sucks when one pops lose while eating and then you gotta start all over with the goo not fun at all and I'm glad to see that i am not the only one with these struggles!!
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Wow Damian, you sure did get a fabulous deal! Independent dentist, Affordable Dentures, or who else did yours?
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Linda Krause

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Wow Damian, you sure did get a fabulous deal! Independent dentist, Affordable Dentures, or who else did yours?
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Damian Rothmeyer

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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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I am an advocate for the uses of vinegar. This is one more .marvelous way to use it.
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WOW THANKS FOR THE VINAGAR INPUT I HAVE HAD A REALLY HARD TIME WITH THE REMOVING OF THE ADHEHSIVE FROM THE ROOF OF MY MOUTH. I USE BRAGGS VINEGAR ALL THE TIME ANY WAY FOR CRAMPS. YOU CRIKEYS ARE GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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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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Judith Strong

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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 just discovered that butter will loosen that stuff slicker than snot.  I thought I was going to have to deal with that power glue crud for the rest of my life but low and behold I thought oil of any kind will break down most sticky substances.  I used peanut butter to get chewing gum out of my kids hair, when they were young of course, and it worked like magic so I thought hummmmm.......butter.  What a concept and guess what.. it worked like magic.  You have nothing to lose but goo in your mouth.   Let me know how it works for you.  
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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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I've tried using regular Listerine, but it doesn't help much.  Am going to try the vinegar and water solution.
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Patti Howard Greene

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They stick to the rodf of ur mouth and don't hold I returned them
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Patti Howard Greene

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Roof
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Leslie in SWVA

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Sea Bond didn't work for me, but I am only a month out. It may work better when my dentures fit better....
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I use or used (I am having a problem with the wafted slipping) Sea Bond. I loved it until recently. I am going to contact them to find out why. Maybe I am trimming it too much. I really liked it because it helped to buffer the hard plastic from my gums and no mess.
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secure liners are the best. seabond ended in my trash can. I only use the liners on the bottoms, which are very shallow, along with the secure paste. Top just 3 little dabs of secure paste. Have to get it online but I buy 30 days supply at a time. This is the only thing I have found that hold  in my lowers....and all day.
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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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its now called fixident food seal. it has the narrow tip. oh yeah, once your mouth is healed, a bite of bread and chew good takes it off. spit out or swallow
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Blades? what about your tongue and mouth. i hope this is not a joke, cuz i will want blades.
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Melinda Miller Henderson

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What are blades? I'm looking to get teeth pulled then dentures. Been researching and wondering about the 4 hold teeth. Screws inserted in gums to hold teeth in. Any suggestions or advice?
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I have to tet mine screwed in I have no jaw bonw to hold mine in my mom had to had two of her ribs replaced her jaw bone now had to have them screwed in.
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I just wish I coukd k earn how to eat lettuce
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Mara Jane Fisk

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I would think you could chew it okay if you cut it up finely, sorta like cabbage slaw.
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Patti Howard Greene

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I couldn't chew it I got the shredded kind and all I could do was swallow it couldn't chew it.
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Patti Howard Greene

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Iam so tired of not being able to chew food.I can't get the hang of chewing food.
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May I make a suggestion so that you can enjoy meat once again. I remember years ago when I helped my sister cook venison in her old pressure cooker. I remember how the steam pressure broke down the meat fibers so the venison roast could be chewed and digested easily. Pressure cookers always scared me, so I kept away from using them for over 20 years. Recently though, I saw a new programmable pressure cooker advertized on Tv - I went on an internet hunt to find out all about this new appliance - it sounds amazing. I got my dentures on Feb 2nd, and still have pain chewing tough pieces of meat or carrots, etc. I threw a hint to my adult children that I really need this pressure cooker, for Mother's Day - so I can cook meats to a tender perfection. Walmart and Fred Meyer both carry this new programmable Pressure Cooker. You can preset it to start cooking your meal even when you are not at home. You can't leave your home while cooking with the old style pressure cooker, unless you want to see food all over your kitchen ceiling and floor, counters, etc. When the timer goes off, the newer pressure cooker turns itself off. You can also use it as a slow cooker. Hope this idea works for you. A small investment to ensure you eat homemade meals again.
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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 just wanted to ask about blades never heard of it. I am surprised only a few people have the sensation,you’re tongues on fire.Then I keep moving my tongue back & forth it hurts underneath with sores. I always use zinc free & never ever did I have this problem before my upper denture
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I just wanted to ask about blades never heard of it. I am surprised only a few people have the sensation,you’re tongues on fire.Then I keep moving my tongue back & forth it hurts underneath with sores. I always use zinc free & never ever did I have this problem before my upper 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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i am an anxiety ridden gagger....i so sympathize with you cuz i know i am going to gag to death with no air. funny how it hasn't happen yet. hmmmm
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I prefer the powder. It holds well and when you take the dentures out the powder has the consistency of gum or play dough and is fairly easy to remove, depending on how long you wear them.
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I brush my dentures with Arm & Hammer baking soda. All the gunk comes off, no problem. Then I soak my dentures in water with Hydrogen peroxide. Everything is off by morning. Just a quick rinse and it's clean.
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I'm in France and use Polygrip neutral doesn't taste of anything but sticks like the proverbial to my upper mouth - BUT - it won't stick to my dentures! If I don't eat it lasts a fair while but if I eat a sandwich then forget it, it's falling around in my mouth. Eating other food is ok but it still comes away from the dentures easily and sticks like hell to the roof of my mouth. Dentures are bone dry when I apply it. Any suggestions?!
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Steve Foster

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Hello again, sorry but got it wrong, I use Fixodent neutral not polygrip! Any help please?!
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Patti Howard Greene

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I use very very warm salt water to get it out plus a cloth.
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Patti Howard Greene

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Sea bond is what I use on top.and paste on the bottom which don't work will have them screwed in.
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At exactly two weeks after 16 extractions, I'm finally getting much more adept at getting the adhesive out of my gums and the roof of my mouth.   Warm salt water and paper towels does the trick for me.  I'm happy I'm finally getting the hang of it.
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Has anyone had their gums swell up from using the adhesive cream?  I'm just two weeks from getting my dentures and having all my teeth pulled.  I have a lot to learn about what products to use. My gums don't hurt but they swell up horrible from it.
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I've already posted on here re fixative that sticks to the mouth but not the dentures. I guess I'm a bit different to most as I make my own dentures, I hurt my dentists' wrist pulling the mould tray out of my mouth when I had my first top dentures so I bought the plastic mould trays from ebay and over a little time, on my own, I started to put them in my mouth until I could bear it. A glass of wine helped wonders! I then bought the moulding putty and made my own moulds which I gave to the dentist (we live in France) and my first part-set were made at a cost of approx 1000€. Since then I've bought a book that dental students use and as I'm accustomed to working with tools I've bought the acrylic teeth and acrylic polymer and made my own top set which look excellent - BUT - the fixative only sticks to the denture for an hour or so but stick to the roof of my mouth like glue! I've since found that if I put the fixative on the denture and spread it thinly all over with my finger, rather in 'lumps' as advised, then put it in my mouth it sticks very much better. Have just ordered some more teeth to make a second set. To date all the materials have cost me less than 100€ and I've got loads of polymer left for more sets! Full details for making them are available on-line/youtube etc, anyone wanting details then please get in touch. Steve.
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Hi Rachel Bivins, adhesive shouldn't be making your gums swell! If you are using Fixodent, please give our team a call at 1-855-236-3353 so we can help with this issue. Thanks!
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I have to admit that I have been reading these posts and laughing so hard that tears are streaming down my face!!! I have been in so much pain with the new (and improved, as the dentist told me??) dentures. I only had the top teeth extracted, 8 in all and the worst has been my front teeth! But as I have read some of these comments, it has taken my mind off my own pity party I've been having! I had to take my dentures out because of the infection, I am at the point of leaving them out until infection heals up. But it's back to work tomorrow and I refuse to go there toothless! I can't wait until my gums heal and the dentures will be in working order!! Thanks for the laughs, I needed something to temporarily take my mind of these gums of mine!!


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I read somewhere that there are wipes to remove the adhesive. Anyone else heard of that?
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Kim

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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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Diana Criscillo

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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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Mike M

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Joanne Krolczyk, what is that blue thing with the holes in it?
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Diana Medford

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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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Patricia Fawcett

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It’s a denture plate for taking impressions for your top dentures
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Adara Mccollum

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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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Does the powder just rinse out or do you need to scrub and pull it out like the cream.
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Dave

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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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Beth I an right there with you! I am so sick and tired of soft foods and not eating that it's driving me insane!

I'm having the same problem with my lowers staying in place. I did ask the dentist about it and she agreed that I was right. There isn't as much surface to cover and we don't get the suction on the lowers like we do the uppers. But also our gums are not healed very well and so whatever we put on to make them stay gets into the pockets and also combines with saliva and goes down our throats.

I have been assured we will get to eat again! ;-)
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It makes such a difference to me, knowing that I am not just being a suck, that other people are having the same issues as me! I had thought that once I had my dentures, everything would be smooth sailing... Boy was I wrong. But I have a wedding to fly away to in 2 weeks, so I'm feeling the pressure to get things working smoothly. I don't want my teeth to fall out at the wedding reception!!! Thank you AliciaP!
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I'm glad I could help. With the powder, definitely do what others have said - add water, wait, then put them in.

Good luck and keep in touch!
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I went out last night and got the powder, haven't put the dentures back in yet, as I really hurt my gums yesterday trying to get the goo all off. I also bought a baby toothbrush that goes on your finger, with latex bristles, so I'm sure I won't do as much damage cleaning my gums again. Thanks again for all your help, and to everyone on the board, your suggestions have really turned my hopes around!
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Sounds funny, but I use a dry t shirt, rag ect and pinch it between gums and pull it will come off that way
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It is so sad to see so many people having trouble getting the adhesive residue out after removing dentures. Regardless of what denture adhesive you are using, here are some tips to get rid of those stubborn pieces.

Rinse your mouth with hot water (only as hot as is comfortable) and gently brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular toothpaste. Alternatively try to gently rub away the remaining adhesive with a damp cloth or gauze and a small amount of cooking oil.

You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. We don't recommend picking the residue because it could irritate your mouth and gums. You may want to experiment to see what amount of product is best for you. Hope this helps! ~Rosie

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The only product I have had any success with is Fixodent with the precision tip nozzle. The larger nozzle is too big and just makes globs of adhesive and I can' t spread it out. All of them are sickening and taste horrible. I started having trouble finding a box with the precision tip stated on the box, but after weeks of looking everywhere, I found they are no longer printing that on the box.....why i don't know. The box says Fixodent Plus, Scope flavor (really? ugh).  
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Well, I have tried the powder now (fixodent) and I have to say it is the easiest to get off my gums. Just a few rinses with warm/hot water, and all the residue is gone. I had an adjustment again this week, and this is the best my dentures have felt so far. Now I need to experiment a little to find the right amount to use,and all will be well. Thank goodness too, as I fly away a week from tomorrow to go to my cousin's wedding. My biggest fear is to have my lower denture pop out while eating at the reception.. I think I am close on how much adhesive to use though, as I haven't had as much trouble the last few days. Thanks again to all of you for your advise!
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I am going to look for the powder tomorrow. Had all of the top teeth pulled and all of the bottom except for two fangs. Dentist charged me 5100 dollars. Have no insurance. The top denture felt like it went all the back to my throat and constantly gagged and puking. Denture won't stay in because I had so much bone loss. I have used a complete tube in one week and it takes me an hour with a mirror and tweezers to get the gunk off. I have to apply all along the denture and then go across the roof part. Put them in my mouth and press for five minutes. Remove them and apply again in the same manner. First time I eat it falls out. Cannot chew meat. Even in teeny tiny cut up pieces. Dentist used my old partial and added teeth to it to replace the ones he pulled. Told him from the beginning that the bottom partial had never fit properly but he used it anyway. Went last week for another realignment. Told him bottom was loose. Tighted them so tight that you could hear it scraping the two fangs. Hurt like a MF and told him. He got upset and said first you say its loose now you say too tight. WTF???? Told me to come back in a week. He also started over on the top denture and he took off part of the back part because I had a huge blister on the roof of my mouth. Now I have a huge blister on the bottoms where he adjusted too tight. I think the wire that is going around the two support teeth is what is hurting because the stupid lab didn't cover the wires completely. Another WTF??? My hubby loosened the wires but the blisters are putting me out of my mind as soon as I out the partial in. Have been using Oragel to kill the pain. On my second tube of that too. I pray that I will find a way to keep the top denture in. The assistant mentioned that I may have to get a bone graph and then have four screws placed and then it would snap the denture into my mouth and "should" work. To the tune of 20 grand. Said I sure don't think so. Glad I found this site and see that I am not the only one. Thank you for letting me vent!!
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I have had my bottom denture now for about 2 months, and had the same problem as you had.  It will get better.   I will be getting the denture mini implants, and the cost is not quite as bad was what you are saying with your cost.  The mini implants to snal my denture into place will be about $1,800.00 total which is not bad at all.  I'm going through Affordable Dentures, and they have been excellent.  Check and see if they are in your area, $1,800.00 total is a lot better than $20 grand, that sounds more like all implants.  I hope you can find a dentist or group that does the mini implants.....Bobbi
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Hi Bobbi. The closest place to get affordable dentures is in Juarez Mexico. Right now all military personnel and their families are restricted from going over there. Today I put on the fixodent three times on the upper. Used Poligrip on bottom and it held ok. The top is the problem as I have ALOT of bone loss and it won't stay in. I myself think it's way too big. I go back to dentist mid November. He wanted me to heal before going any further.
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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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Tonja Bell

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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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Damian Rothmeyer

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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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Denise Lane Divelbliss

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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.