Help! How do I soften the adhesive to get my dentures out?

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I've had my dentures for about a month, and just started using fixodent with scope. I love how it holds my dentures in place, but I have a very difficult time getting them out. It's almost like they are super glued in. Is there a way to soften the adhesive so that I can pull them out easier? I feel like I'm having to pry them out.
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Try using less adhesive. Like a small drop on each timd and the middle. Even with a small amount when youpress them in the adhesive spreads out. You might also try swishing your mouth for a while with warmer salt water. Sometimes I have heard that mouthwash works too. Fixodent is water soluble to it should loosen with swishtkng.
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I tried using less, but they don't stay in place very well. I'll keep trying to find a happy medium. I might try the mouthwash. Thank you
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one way I've found to remove denture glue frim gums is with very warm  water and a  soft or medium brush, keep brushing an apply water is gone.                        
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OMG, I had that problem shortly after I could use Fixodent and actually got so panic'd .  And yes I made myself a cup of hot tea and drank that and when I had drank it all and calmed down they came loose.    
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Oh, I started to panic also. I almost cried. Thanks for your reply
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Drinking or swishing with a warm beverage and then try pulling from the back of the dentures to break the seal. It takes practice to remove them, but soon you'll be a pro. I usually grab mine on each side and kind of rock them until the seal breaks. Getting the adhesive off the roof of my mouth is my biggest problem.
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I will definitely be trying. The leftover goo is kinda nasty. It's definitely a challenge getting used to wearing dentures. Thanks for your reply.
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Very warm salt water a dry cloth or pop removes it great
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Thank you
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NormaJean Bennett

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I bet a coke would take it off. Coke will clean battery cables on a car battery. It would probably clean our leftover adhesive on our pallet. I may try that.
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Apple cider vinegar
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I read to eat nuts to get dentures to let go when wearing adhesive. Then, when you get them out, to use the hottest water with a soft toothbrush to remove the adhesive from your mouth. Don't worry, it will be cooler by the time you get the brush into your mouth.  I've used both procedures and they have worked. To let you know, though, I started using Cushion Grip and rarely use any adhesive now. 
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As the Fixodent denture adhesive absorbs excess water, the hold will loosen. Several techniques may help you break the seal between the adhesive and the gum tissue:

-Swish your mouth with warm water or a mouthwash. Warm water will help loosen the seal.
-To remove the bottom denture, slowly and steadily pull the denture up in a rocking motion.
-It is usually more difficult to remove the upper denture as there is more surface area touching your gums and the roof of your mouth.
-Place your thumb against the back of your front teeth. Press upwards and outwards toward your nose.
-To avoid injury, do not use your fingernails or any object other than your fingers to pry the denture loose.
-If you still cannot get your dentures out you could:

  • rinse your mouth again with warm water;
  • try puffing out your cheeks; or
  • bite into a firm fruit or vegetable, like an apple.

If sleeping in your dentures overnight will not cause breathing difficulties, you could keep them in overnight and try again in the morning after a cup of coffee or tea.
If you are still having difficulty, please let us know. We have additional tips for those hard to remove stubborn times. :)

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I read, somewhere, to eat peanuts.  Maybe because of the crunchiness and the oil? Either way, it worked for me.
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Tauny

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Lol, I have learned that eating almost anything works now. Thanks for your reply.
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Clairetta O'Neal Anderson

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Yeah. Corn chips will get them right out, even when I don't want them to. LOL I'm trying to learn to eat without adhesive. And I'm checking into a soft reline I can buy to do myself. I really am tired of adhesive. I did learn a little trick with my older lower though. After drying it, I put in three strips of fixodent, then I put it straight into cold water for a few minutes. That sets the adhesive stronger. Without putting water in my mouth, I put it in and hold it with my fingers on the back teeth. Lasts a lot longer than following their instructions.  I don't know if it is allowed here, but I watch a guy's youtube channel. His name is Bill Westlund. He helps from before extractions, to intermediates to perms, and all in between.
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