Has Anyone tried Pure Cure Dental Detox?

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My Father bought this kit for $50.00 as a way to hopefully cure the burning mouth sensation he gets from his new upper dentures. He's been unable to keep them in unless he's eating, and even then it burns. He's been to 2 Allergists, who think it comes from an allergy in the acyrlic resin material used to make the dentures. He and I both got ours at Affordable Dentures. They swear nobody has complained of this. And so far, will not give him a refund for the $1200 he paid for Ulta Bottom Denture.
And it's Day 3 of 7 that he has to soak his denture in, of The Pure Cure Dental Detox Solution, and no change. He's really disheartened.
If anyone has suffered from
-burning mouth /allergic reaction to your dentures please comment or if anyone has a solution that works please share.
Thank you,
Deirdre
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Deidre. Please know that I am deeply sorry for your fathers unfortunate experience. I also suffer from denture sensitivity as does Jodie. We are among the minority. I suspect he is reacting to the unactivated monomer element of the denture. I am unable to explain it all in a single post but if you google denture sensitivities and monomer reactions you can learn a lot. Long story short, there are a couple of issues at play here. But, the short story is, dentures are made of petroleum products. There are a few different ways in which the materials are rendered in the making of dentures. The quality and thoroughness of the denture making process is directly dependent upon the investment. Basically, it becomes a matter of, you get what you pay for. Most affordable is not always best.

For me my denture experience has been a long and very painful one. My mouth burns constantly. My denture offgasses horribly. It's taste is beyond bearable. So, let's say that I do fully understand your fathers discomfort. I would gladly speak with you, or him directly to help you work out his issues and advise you on the nature of questions you aught to be asking and the solutions you aught to be seeking. You need to be educated. Most of us come into this blind and trusting of our dentists to do what's best for us. The harsh truth is, dentists are not aware of the chemical issues that patients might experience. Most people have no issues at all. When a patient does present with issues, they are ill equipped to manage or respond. Hence, you must educate yourself. 

I am very pleased that you reached out in a community that might be able to help you. Please respond here if you are interested in learning more.  If you have a facebook profile, please tell me how I might find you. I am more than willing to spend time with you to help your father. 

Kindest regards.

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Heather,
Thank you so much for responding, for your kind words, your knowledge on this subject, and just caring. I passed the information onto my Dad last night and he's so Thankful that someone can relate to his problem. He has a bunch of questions for you, and more in depth information to share. He hasn't joined the community, so I'll be getting back to you, n maybe you two can talk soon. But I'll definitely be writing to you later today with his questions n mine.
Again, Thank you.
Just knowing he's not alone in his struggle , I know brings comfort to him.
Deirdre
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Hi Deirdre, I'm not sure if you were able to see my comments below but if your dad is having an allergic reaction to the monomer (liquid) and polymer (powder) that is mixed together to fabricate a denture and no other brand of acrylic is optional maybe he can get the denture "processed" a 2nd time. My boss said he's rarely come across this but has done that before and it worked. Processing it a 2nd time will help reduce the ingredients and eliminate the allergic reaction. Not sure is this is an option for him.
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I'm having the same issues with my  new lower denture, but I am also very sensitive to Red Food Dye which they use in the gum material. I'm a Fibromyalgia patient and we are very sensitive to chemicals. I can taste them in food, water, and react to a lot of medications. FMS affects 12+ Million people 80% are women. I've also had issues with the adhesives, the white ones are so goopy, they are horrid they don't last more than about 1-2 hrs. They don't come out of the mouth easy either. The Red 1 works they best but then again  it's Red Food Dye based. I can't get them to last in my mouth more than 5 hrs. By supper it's to late to re-apply adhesive. 
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This is unfortunate that you all are experiencing this. I've never heard of this until I came on this site. It must be the type of acrylic being used. This has definitely caught my interest and I'm going to ask my employer tomorrow. Hope you all feel better soon. Thanks.
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They have a self (or cold)cure and a heat cure. The self cure uses a powder base and a liquid monomer. It is kind an epoxy type stuff, sort of like a soft liner. I have heard of people having reactions to it. I don't know if the heat cure has two parts like that.
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Hey Ken, The heat cure is mixed with monomer and polymer as well. There are different brands (quality) of acrylic. There is an option of having a denture processed twice to reduce having a reaction but not sure if people experiencing that have that option. :)
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Hi Dierdre, its not that unusual to react badly to the methyl acrylate which many dentures ar made of - so I was told by a dental specialist - & burning mouth is classic. The temp dentures & soft reliners are the worst offenders. I have to test every material by keeping a sm piece in my mouth for weeks. I first test a small amt of the material (these can be obtained free from dentists/labs/manufacturers) by holding it in my mouth a few hours a day for a week... If it passes the test I have a "spacer " made which fits over a 1 tooth gap & holds onto the adjacent teeth - this stays in place for 6 weeks. So far all I've found I can tolerate is Duraflex hypoallergenic nylon, tho I'm not doing too badly atm with chrome cobalt.


Heather, what material did you settle with eventually? I remember you recommending prosthodontists.. I called a few & explained but they wouldnt even make an appt for me! Said I shd see a specialist or a holistic dentist which i already had, told them so & still wouldn't see me. Its a constant battle.
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Only problem unfortunately using materials that are "flexible" they are not as strong and stable and some of them if broken can not be repairable and would have to purchase a new one. :(
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Hi Jodie! Long time! Thats strange about the prosthedontist. The one I found also specializes in appliance allergies. Although I have not been properly tested yet (the wait time is close to a year) he agrees with my conclusion that the methyl acrylate is the problem. It has improved over time. But I've also just leaned to live with it. When the time is right I will transition to a nylon denture. Hopefully in the fall.

Josie, to answer your question I believe most people here who are experiencing issues are new to the denture journey and are wearing immediates. However, from what I understand it is irrelevant to the issue. The problem lies squarely on the manufacturing process and the materials used. Unreacted monomers are a little talked about health risk where dentures are concerned and most dentists and doctors do not generally make the connection when the patient presents with reaction complaints. Often times the patients concerns are dismissed out of hand and they are left to learn how to just live with it.
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Hi Heather, thank you. I spoke with Jodie a little bit about this earlier as we never really had people with severe allergies at our clinic. Yes the reaction may be from the quality of acrylic and the monomer and polymer mixed together to fabricate a denture. There is an option to request the denture be processed twice to help reduce the risk of allergic reaction as my employer done once and the patient was pleased.  Oops I can write a little more but leaving the office for the day. May be on again once I get home. Thank you again Heather. :)
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I'm glad Heather that we have only had a few cases at our clinic with allergies and we were successful with making them a denture they are pleased with that works but as my nature is to help people it's unfortunate how many posts I see here with the issue and I can't help. :(
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True Heather, I was told to take tranquillisers by one dentist recently lol. Hmm hadnt thought to google for an appliance allergy prosthodontist! Jeez it gets more & more obscure !
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Are these Temps that you all are having a burning sensation?
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Josie

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Vitallium 2000 is a metal that anyone with allergies can try if that doesn't work then titanium.
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Thanks a Josie and Jodie!!!! You have given me a wealth of Information I wouldn't have found out if not for you two!
Talked to Dad, and we're researching Prosthodontic located in New Jersey, where we live.
My father is definitely Allergic to :
The level of residual MONOMER, in Acrylic Dentures, leaching out into his mouth causing the Severe Burning Mouth, Redness, constant pain & Irritation.
And Jodie, it is MMA (methyl methacrylate) & PMMA(polymethyl methacrylate)also causing the allergic reaction as it is part of the resin base like Monomer.
I never knew that they way in which the dental labs Cure these resins causes the problem. Like the cold processing vs. Heat / Microwave curing. And have found out how important it is to let the process of making the dentures take the right amount of time, which should be At Least 24 hours minimum.
I should have known SAME DAY DENTURES, are a scam.
At Affordable Dentures, it only took 3hours!!!!!!! From mold to acrylic denture, to home.
Agh, So much to be wary of, please everyone who reads this, EDUCATE YOURSELF! Like Heather suggested.
Again, Thanks Ladies! You've been a Blessing!
Deirdre
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Keep in touch & let us know how it goes Deirdre - good luck!
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Hope you get positive results!
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These are old posts but just recently got my upper denture...Burning, Mucus, dehydration etc....I'm having so many issues. 
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I received my upper denture last year. For 6 months I had burning, blisters, sores in my mouth. I tried numerous things and ended up just walking around with no teeth. It caused me to be so depressed. I finally went to another top dentist in west Chester, pa and paid 2,600 dollars for yet another denture..
. Since October 2016 my lip is swollen, blisters , sores , red throat! I went back to the new dentist a few times. He has no idea why the burning mouth and problems. He threw his hands up in the air in disgust and said he don't know. So here I am 61 years old with no teeth,. No refunds either, I put in the teeth to go out and arrive home to take them out asap,, so what now...? No one seems to know what the problem is. I think it's the materials they use nowadays. Cheap junk. Years ago no one had this issue. Oh get implants, yes if you can take out a home mortgage to pay. I would of left rotted teeth in my mouth to be honest.
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Deirdre Mcgoldrick, welcome to our forum. I am so sorry to hear what your father is going through and hope that you can find answers and comfort for him here. 
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Josie - could I ask, are the titanium partials totally titanium or are they some other metal & plated with titanium?

Thanks- Jodie
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Noo no no. I was probably here at work when I wrote that and had to be quick as I'm helping my boss with some hands on work as well as looking after the front (appts). Yea those inquiries we got weren't people that had allergies or anything of that sort. We try to do our best when it comes to dentures to make our patients happy campers. :) I get you. There are a lot in Canada as well that don't really "care" much.
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Yeh I tell everyone to leave reviews for dentists, good & bad treatment should be put out there, I always do that.  And you can't just leave it up to dentists and hope for the best a lot of the time, you really do have to educate yourself if you're going to get the best out of them.   I started a Facebook page for those of us using State dentistry here - very few ppl know what they're entitled to under the State system & I had to do a lot of research to find out, but last yr I was at the dentist an avg of once every 8 days - so needs must- I learnt a lot  :b 
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oh and Jodie a Complete denture takes 2 weeks and a cast partial 3 weeks at my work. We don't even make a flipper in the same day and the actual processing  takes at least  7 hrs based on the material we use but that's just the part when the monomer and polymer set. The only time we did a cold cure was from instructions on a RX from a dentist. We only do cold cure for Repairs and Same day Reline.
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Omg Jodie I remember Valplast a lot more than I did this morning. I used to work in a Dental Lab about 10 yrs ago where everything was made from implants down to sports guards. Yes it's thermoplastic material. That may be a great option for you as well. Just remember the tips I gave you about the lack of strength if you get those. When ever you have a meal and chew with them you can be cautious and think of me the Canadian Denture girl. :) At the lab it was I guess how you mentioned earlier "not much care or concern" We never met the patients. They're not allowed to a lab so the lab was...well a lab and get work from the dentists and basically do data entry to send it in the lab departments. Never knew the results with people until the Denture Clinic where I have the privilege of meeting people. :)

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haha... if I ever get there I'll think of you as I carefully munch my packet of nuts - I'm a bit of a peanut freak lol.    Incidentally I found this after a quick google for monimer-free denture materials: http://flexitecompany.com/advantages-of-injection-molding-and-monomer-free-thermoplastics/ "Complaints of sensitivity to acrylic monomers is a daily occurrence. " .... not so unusual it seems :-)   Lots of sites come up if anyone wants to have a nose round.
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From what I know they are pure titanium. I'm heading to work in a few min which isn't far from me (lucky) and I'll dble check with my boss. Keep u posted hopefully within the hr. :) oh Jodie you're asking about a partial right?
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I realize this is an old post but I have the same problems and solved it by using a thermoplastic material that is hypoallergenic.  It is called vertex thermosens and is available in the United States at select labs.  Posca Bros in CA and Marotta in Farmingdale NY.  It is also called ultaire.  Best of luck to all. 
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I could not find Vertex Thermosens anywhere for US when I google it.    Just paid $4000 for premium upper and lower.    Mouth burns can't wear them..  see dentist again tomorrow.