Gross alert!!! Do your dentures get mold between liner and denture?

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I clean my dentures with Efferdent soak, and I brush them with or without toothpaste when I brush the nubs still left in my mouth.  But I have seen black areas that look like something is growing between the denture and the liner.  Nothing I try seems to get rid of it.  The only thing I have not tried (using my very new experience with dentures) is soaking them in pure peroxide.  I've used diluted peroxide, and I have brushed them with baking soda.  My dentist was not concerned when I showed him.  But I still have thoughts of some nasty mouth mold growing in my fake teeth. Eewww!  Has Anyone ever had this problem? If so, did you figure out how to get rid of it?
Thank you for letting me gross you out. I have pictures, but wasn't sure how to or even if I should post them. :-)
Barb M.
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NEVER
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Not sure. A picture would be helpful.
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Soft liner is temporary. Sounds like it's getting stained inside from food etc. Either it didn't secure to the acrylic when it was done or it's slowly starting to wear. I know what you mean by gross. Ask them if they can give it a pumice and polish and if it doesn't seem like it's gone then you should ask for another liner. The first one should be removed! (They should know better and do so). Barb toothpaste and baking soda contain abrasive, not really recommended to clean with. If you've had the soft lining for a while now maybe it's time for a change. It's not the end of the world and shouldn't harm you if you're going to get perms soon. Hope this helps.
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I'd ask for a new liner. When I had my immediates and a soft liner, mine started to come off. They replaced it for the exact same reason you are having issues. Possible microbial growth. I didn't have discoloration, either. Also, I purchase a paste that is specifically made for dentures. Walgreens has it or Amazon.
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I don't know what you mean by a liner.
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A liner is a "soft" material that they put in your dentures to make them fit better. They usually put a soft, gummy material in your dentures, you bite down and hold. They trim off the excess material. It eventually comes off. Mine held until after I received my permanent dentures.
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That's great that it held Annie because some places will charge for it. We have only had a couple people come back for a second one.
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I don't think I had that.
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Josie, mine was starting point fall out. These were my immediates so the fit was awful. Sometimes knowing technical terms helps. I had a good four months before receiving my permanent dentures.
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Yes immediates are never "great". My boss makes them and tries his best making an educated decision and with impressions and his skill that they won't be "too" huge while the gums heal. Good thing for the Soft lining. I know it's not the best but I'm glad there's something available to help with through the journey.
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Hi, I'm getting extractions and full immediate dentures November 18th. I'm wondering if Barb resolved the block discoloration issue. I'm just trying to learn all I can. I found some YouTube videos in which the person/s talk about a product called StainAway. It's a soak for dentures. I found it on amazon so it's available. Has anyone tried this product? Wondering if it could help in the black spot issue.
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Hi Angela. 
I did get to the bottom of it. When I started looking closer, I could see that the soft liner is coming loose at the back of my upper.  So, I washed it with very warm water to get the liner more pliable, then I was actually pushing the liner from behind what did turn out to be food getting in there.  I got a lot of the mooshy stuff out that way. Then I got out one of my between teeth brushes, (the smallest one) and I cleaned most all the rest that way.   I saw my dentist earlier this week to adjust my lower partial that was rubbing sore spots like crazy!  He said when I want to come back in, he'll put a new soft liner on.  
The best advice I can give you is to just pay attention when you are rinsing your dentures, and look for signs of the soft liner pulling away from the denture.  And IMHO, get some of those little brushes for between your teeth. (I just can't think of the name)  They are really soft and I use them if I see something stuck between the teeth.  Good luck! And be happy you found this group before you got your dentures.  People are here to help each other.
Barb
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Some people were interested in seeing pictures of my denture and what I was trying to describe.  So..gross out warning!  The upper has a new liner in it now, so it's pink as a baby's behind. :-)  But, if anyone is still interested....
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This was after I had been cleaning under the liner myself. So, they weren't as bad looking as before.
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So what  Happened? Did it get solved?
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You could have gotten sick.
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Glad you persevered and got the replacement liner! Bacteria in your mouth is NOT a good thing, I'm surprised you said your dentist was not concerned! Ick. Best of luck in the future...
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My husband is having the same issue...!
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Oh wow, I have the exact same issue. I've moved onto my next pair of dentures that fit so well they don't need the silicone liner. But when I was wearing my immediates, I had to keep coming in to get them adjusted over and over for a year. I noticed a growing spot of black under the liner down where my front gumline on the top pushes in. I showed them to the lady that did all my adjustments. And maybe it wouldn't have been all that bad except this dentist MAKES you wait for a full year before you can have your final plates. She acted like she had never seen anything like that mold under the liner before and told me not to worry about it.(She has been there for a very long time) But here is the bigger issue now, I get the most awful taste every now and then in the back of my mouth and smell of mold in my sinuses now and have been for quite awhile. The taste is coming down from my sinuses too. I've tried doing everything possible to clean the immediates in case I need them for back ups. And this is where I've seen all the mold grow on the liners especially since I stopped wearing them. Now the black spots have doubled or even tripled now. It's so gross. I have 2 separate cups for the 2 pairs and the pair I wear are fine. But now I'm scared that this mold went up into my sinuses somehow. And I'm going to be stuck paying for all of this. This has been a nightmare since I walked into this guy's office. Had over 20 teeth pulled, broken and twisted out and I felt most of them, especially the last 6 teeth because he refused to give anymore novacaine. All I could do was scream and cry throughout the whole thing. They made me pay 7 grand upfront so I knew if I left that I wasn't getting any of that money back. And now this. I'm just disgusted.
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Oh wow, I have the exact same issue. I've moved onto my next pair of dentures that fit so well they don't need the silicone liner. But when I was wearing my immediates, I had to keep coming in to get them adjusted over and over for a year. I noticed a growing spot of black under the liner down where my front gumline on the top pushes in. I showed them to the lady that did all my adjustments. And maybe it wouldn't have been all that bad except this dentist MAKES you wait for a full year before you can have your final plates. She acted like she had never seen anything like that mold under the liner before and told me not to worry about it.(She has been there for a very long time) But here is the bigger issue now, I get the most awful taste every now and then in the back of my mouth and smell of mold in my sinuses now and have been for quite awhile. The taste is coming down from my sinuses too. I've tried doing everything possible to clean the immediates in case I need them for back ups. And this is where I've seen all the mold grow on the liners especially since I stopped wearing them. Now the black spots have doubled or even tripled now. It's so gross. I have 2 separate cups for the 2 pairs and the pair I wear are fine. But now I'm scared that this mold went up into my sinuses somehow. And I'm going to be stuck paying for all of this. This has been a nightmare since I walked into this guy's office. Had over 20 teeth pulled, broken and twisted out and I felt most of them, especially the last 6 teeth because he refused to give anymore novacaine. All I could do was scream and cry throughout the whole thing. They made me pay 7 grand upfront so I knew if I left that I wasn't getting any of that money back. And now this. I'm just disgusted.
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I have come to find out just recently what has been mentioned here that this problem is fairly common with the immediates. This angers me to no end because when I first went to my doctor, it was for an abscess. My teeth were in very bad shape. Very embarrassing. But they seemed understanding and maybe they were, they told me they could help me out since I couldn't afford what most dentists was wanted. I was so happy I moved too fast and handed over my credit card. They told me how they would work with me... I suppose that would have been true if I could afford more. I couldn't afford permanments but they said that would be no problem. My dentures didn't fit. I would go in for sore spots but never saw the dentist again and I learned all about soft and hard religns on this site. The office manager was not and cold with information and handling problems I was having. Attitudes changed. Very good at talking around a problem and not explaining. When I learned about religns, the soft would be 500.00. It was not included in my treatment because at the beginning, the low cost I got was because I got extractions immediates and that's it. Hard to explain the fast talking manner they use to get you in , get paid and just leave out the problems. So mine turned black too. I called and got the question, Well how are you cleaning them? As if this doesn't happen. I went in and they made me sit there watching other patients walk in and out. I heard them talking about me in the back....this always happens. Their voices carry. They smile at you then complain in back how they don't have time for you. I have heard it about myself and other patients. Especially when they hang up phone. Rude remarks. But that day I needed the black mold off my immediates that they told me would work fine. I got the message I wasn't welcome. I told them I'd call. I had no intention as I had heard them say they couldn't help me. I cried on way home. Again. It's money. If j had it they'd hell me. I wasn't asking for anything free. I need to know how to get the mold off my dentures. If someone could please let me know. Obviously, they got my money and although they promised much, they led me to believe that I would get treatment and these immediates would work. Having lied, of course they weren't going to tell me what you need to do following getting dentures. And not allowed to talk with dentist. I think he is good dentist...but I'm told I need new dentures. I haven't the money for that. So I'm turned out...but I don't want this mold in my mouth. Oh I can't eat with them in either. I'm really scared that I will have to go without wearing them. I can't get new ones but if I could get the mold off. I will not go back to that office. They've made me feel enough shame.
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Yeah, I'm starting to wonder if we all went to the same "chain-store" immediate denture place that's nationwide. They prey on people that can't afford to go to private practice dentists for dentures and have no insurance. I wish I knew the answer to the mold problem.
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Do a applecider vinegar soak half vinegar and half distilled water. Brush well make new solution and soak overnight again. Its natural so they wont tell you about it
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are y allowed to use clorox o these dentures 
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I have been unable to wear my dentures since I got them 3 years ago--mouth ulcers from Lupus. My slimy teeth appeared moldy, too. FYI, vinegar is antibacterial and would be an acceptable reacement for bleach. I just received my new denture case to assure that a deep cleaning in another container and then using the new container will help to eliminate the problem. I also use distilled water. You should clean your denture holder with an equal soak of white vinegar and distilled water soak for sn hour at least once a week. For me, there's a deliberate intention to have pristine dentures because of an immune deficiency.
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I had a liner I was using over a month or so ago that I bought on Amazon and it had the mold you are speaking of. Just say it was hell to remove and I will never use that product again.
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I could not afford permanents and they wanted to charge 500 for soft relign. They gave me one free. But never hard relign. Told me my dentures didn't fit so had to have all new ones made. Certainly can't afford that. But, I last 6 months, slowly black color is on roof of uppers. I soak them and brush, but never could get completely removed. Now since the messed up my dentures, I cannot eat with them in. So it is not like food building up or I'm not cleaning enough...or maybe I'm not. Don't know. I really don't want to go back to that dentist. Because I think they will tell me anything and charge a lot. It looks like mold. Sick, right? Totally gross. Anyhow, I would like any info from those if you that may have had this problem before I go to any dentist. I do not trust them anymore. Thank you
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I had stored old dentures and they turned black.  I soaked them for about a week in peroxide.  all the black is gone but there are white spots.  I've been wearing them and I use a little peroxide in with the denture cleaner every night.