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.
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!
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!! !
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?