Help!! How to get adhesive off!

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I clean my dentures when I take them out with a tooth brush, sometimes use a q tip to get adhesive off in clumps! I even sometimes have to use my nail! I soak them in warm water but it seems that there is still hardened adhesive still in my dentures from idknwhen! I ordered an ultra sonic cleaner! Can anyone recommend a special brush or something to get into all little areas! I'd appreciate it
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Melanie Renna

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Sam Dean

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Melanie I use polident to soak my dentures..it will remove the adhesive from them them I scrub them with a denture brush...when I am done I usually soak them in warm water to get the polident soak off of them (usually 10 minuted) then let them dry before inserting them.
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I use a toothpick to get into the small places
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Alex

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Thing is theres kits on ebay you know like surgical scrapers otherwise known as pointy metal scalpels? why not order a kit like that there very cheap
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Alex

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Melanie Renna

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Thank you all for the advice I Appreciate it
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Patricia Woolums Thomas

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I use fixodent and it really comes off pretty easily. I use kleenex tissue to get it out of my mouth and another one to get it off my dentures and I soak them in very hot water. To make sure that my brush is clean, I soak it in denture cleanser too, you really need to keep your mouth and brushes extra clean to keep from getting sores in your mouth.
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I've had my upper denture for 3 months now. I went in today because now it's loose they're going to do a soft reline and she said after that I shouldn't need to use adhesive at all, but we'll see. I told her I was having issues with it sticking between my teeth after cleaning and sometimes on the teeth and on the underside. I had read on here that someone said to use isopropyl alcohol, they told me no. Was told if it was sticking between the teeth, on the teeth or on the underside that I was using too much adhesive and it was seeping out. I did buy a scraper to help get it off but I seem to do better with my nail. I had bought a dental kit at Walgreens under $10. I also ordered a Sonic cleaner and she said that would be fantastic way to clean my denture, I can't wait to get it and see if that makes a difference. In the meantime to keep soaking it overnight in very warm water never never HOT water because if the water is too hot it can change the shape of the Denture and it won't fit properly. On another note I was also having issues getting the adhesive off my gums and I had tried different methods that other people on this site had recommended. I have tried using microfiber cloths, Kleenex, paper towels and rinsing with mouthwash. This past week I found what works for me. I bought a child toothbrush and while I'm cleaning my denture I run my tongue over my gums and my upper palate and spit out all the excess into a paper towel. I then take regular toothpaste and the child's toothbrush and brush my gums and upper palate with this combination and that method happens to be working great for me. In the morning I brush my bottom teeth and again my gums with my regular toothbrush and toothpaste. I also have not had a dry mouth in the morning. So I hope all this information helps you as much as possible and you may have to try different things to find what works for you. As I've been told it's a learning process and everyone is different and that's what I'm finding out.
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Thanks Karen - really interesting!  I've found a system more like Patricia.  I buy Viva paper towels because I can dry and reuse them, they're so strong.  But now they've got a new purpose - cleaning adhesive off of my gums.  When I take my partial out, I don't let any saliva get on my gums or palate.  I use a dry paper towel and it seems to grab onto the FIxodent pretty well.  Of course, nothing is fool-proof so I often have to follow up with a warm-water rinse followed by mouthwash.

I can't wait till my order of Secure gets here - it may be more difficult to get off, but if it can keep my (immediate) partial from flopping around inside my mouth, I'm all for it.

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