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Had my immediate uppers in now for 17 days, and 3 days ago had to start with the adhesives, have tried Poligrip (worst one) Fixodent 0%, Fixodent dual and Fixodent food seal. All turn squishy after 3 to 4 hours wear, am I doing something wrong ? Makes eating throughout the day non existent whilst I'm at work. I'm applying as my dentist showed me so can't be that. I've now ordered Secure off the Internet to see if that works, but am spending money left right and centre trying to get one that works for longer than 4 hours??? Please help
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I've also developed a horrible cough today is that the adhesive ?
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I posted something about that! "I believe the adhesive can irritate the back of the throat and cause coughing. That has happened to me and most likely due to some "ooze" issues."

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Are you making sure that the dentures are dry before you apply the adhesive? That may hinder  how long the adhesive works.
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I am also trying lots of different types of adhesives.  I think it has something to do with the chemicals in our saliva.  It is different for everybody.  I can't eat at work yet either and it's been almost a month for me.  I had 27 teeth extracted and had immediate dentures put in.  I have found the fixodent neutural with no zinc works the best yet for me.  I have tried seabond strips and I like that better than having the glue in my mouth but it is not a secure hold at all.  I still have the indentions from the teeth sockets but they are filling in nicely, but the glue gets in there and just drives me crazy.  I am going back and hopefully get my second soft reline on Monday and maybe that will help. The first reline fixed my upper to where it had a nice suction without glue but my gums and bones are shrinking and it doesn't have it now.  Hang in there and I hope you find what you works for you soon.  As for work I take a protein drink and some of the snack pack puddings and jello.  Good Luck.
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Shirley, I believe you have a point about the saliva. I've had a lack of it since a week after all my extractions. If I'm eating just the right stuff and when, I get great suction on my upper. If not, not so much. I have bone loss in the back on both upper and lower of my gums, which doesn't help. Still it's a gigantic pain.
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The one that works best for me is fixodent free (no color or flavors ). I don't eat or drink for at least a half hour after application to give it time to set up. What I don't like about it is the applicator is bigger, which makes it difficult to get into a small spot on my lower front denture. I've noticed that hot foods make it wear off sooner. I always rinse my mouth with salt water followed by plain water before applying, with a short time for my mouth to dry. I've not tried the powder or strips. I received my permanent dentures three weeks ago and I'm back to figuring out how much adhesive and where to apply it.
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I drink coffee at work maybe it's that but it's my only pleasure as I'm not eating much, so don't want to stop drinking it, maybe I'll try the powder tomorrow and see how I get on thanx ladies.
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I usually have coffee before and then get or make an iced coffee for at work. I'm a coffee addict myself.
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Sue, I have the same problem.  I have just accepted that I have to reapply an adhesive about every 4 hours!  I have a drawer full of adhesives.....all the fixodent varieties, polident, seabond strips, and secure.  I have a lot of $$$ invested in adhesives!  After trying everything I think secure works the best BUT still gets squishy when I eat or drink hot coffee.  It's a pain at work to reapply the adhesive however it's the only way I can eat during the day.  If I don't drink hot coffee I can get thru lunch before I have to reapply!  Wish I had better news but I've had my dentures since March and that's the best information I can provide.  Wish I could afford implants......maybe one day! 
Good Luck!!!
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I have had problems with all Fixodent products losing hold after 3-4 hours. Super Poligrip works great for me and I can go from morning to night with only one application of adhesive. If the adhesive is holding well and I need to brush, I just brush the bottom teeth and go over the tooth side of the upper with the toothbrush. One day I pulled the upper out while the adhesive was still sticking and I pulled some skin from my palate off. That's serious hold! That only happened once and I won't do it again. Another thing I find with the Super Poligrip, it doesn't stick to the roof of my mouth. I gag easily and trying to brush adhesive off can be quite unpleasant.

I believe the adhesive can irritate the back of the throat and cause coughing. That has happened to me and most likely do to some "ooze" issues.
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One thing I have noticed is I have my final upper in place. It's been 7 months since I had my extractions and temps. BIG difference. My gums are healed and I now use very little adhesive on my uppers. Before, I had to use a lot and it got on my nerves because of the time it took to get the gunk out. I use Fixodent with Scope as it is the easiest to clean out of my mouth after use. But like other folks have said, it's an individual preference and comfort level with what you use. Good luck with your new teeth and trust me, it does get better with time. :-)
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I hope that works for me too Mike, although another 6 months of this and I'll go crazy. Hate the squishy feeling you get after a few hours with adhesive, my secure comes tomorrow and I'm hoping that works for me.
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Sara, I often wonder if I will ever get used to them too. I can't wait to take them out at home.
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I have my permanent dentures and still want them out when I get home. I'm having trouble with my upper. Hopefully, they can fix it when I go in Monday.
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When I went back to my home province a few weeks ago, I was not quite 2 weeks post extractions. My father in law and his sister in law who was also visiting both wear full dentures and they never ever talked about wanting to take them out. In fact, they both sleep with them! Maybe it is just a time issue. I know we're not supposed to sleep with them, but honestly, my jaw gets so tired when I have them out that I will put them back in just to give it a rest. Can't win for losing on this one.
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Heather, I agree. I put mine in at 630 am and go to bed around 930 pm. I don't know how people sleep in them.
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I have been told it is dangerous to sleep in the dentures. I read an article from an ER doctor who said do not sleep in them, that it could possibly be a chocking problem. Personally, I can't keep them in over 8-10 hours. And I am so glad to take them out when I go to bed. I am lucky in that it is not that noticeable when they are out, but I know it would cause cosmetic issues if I went without them and my daughter would have a fit.
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Hi Everyone:  I've tried many things and have now found the Polygrip Powder and it indeed holds many hours more then any of the Fixident.  I found it at Walmart.  I've had my top Denture for a year now and after many different products, I am sold on the Polygrip Powder, good luck
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Shirley, I'm so glad that I was able to be helpful!

With no disrespect to Fixodent at all, but if you happen to find that their powder doesn't continue to meet your expectations, then be sure to try the poligrip powder. I found it at Walmart - if you have a couple of Walmart stores near you I recommend downloading their app (even if you have just one). I ALWAYS check the store availability of these products. I even call Walgreens where I know I'm not making any friends lol
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Alicia I could not find the  polygrip powder either so I ordered it online.  Found it with free  shipping.  Just be sure to do a google search.  Good  luck!
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Cathy, please let me know how you like it! Right now it is the only thing that will allow me to eat.

I do know that I need a new soft reline, I'm getting that done on Monday. I will know after that if the poligrip powder still works.

I REALLY want to be as lucky as my dad. He doesn't use any adhesive - never has and eats everything under the sun!
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Alicia:  Read about your Dad having all the luck in the world and don't have to use anything on his dentures.  My sister had hers done with the same dentist as I did and she never had to use anything ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Maybe I'll go back to ask for a reline of some sort.  Without somekind of stuff to hold them up they just plop down.  
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My lips are chapped all the time. I started using Xyliments (for dry mouth)at night and it has helped tremendously. Several companies make the tablets. You stick them to your gum and they slowly dissolve. I think you can use them day or nite. One of the companies is Biotene. I hope this info helps some of you. I have spent a year trying everything. These tablets and Secure are two things I find useful.
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I've tried the poligrip powder. I loved the no ooze but it didn't stay that long. I've had my permanent dentures for three weeks or so and the upper back left corner gives out before the lowers (go figure ). I had to have the v in the upper adjusted as it was too small. Now I'm wondering if that did something. Ugh
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Well, I just got back from my dentist and they say it's too soon for another reline so they did some tweeking on them.  I got them to help me with the swallowing thing that I've had going on.  She thinned out or beveled the back part of the palat and that is gonna help lots with swallowing.  She wants me to just use the stickum stuff to go a little longer because I'm still healing and they want to spread out the relines because I only paid for so many.  They also worked on my bite.  I think that is gonna help when chewing.  Who knew this was gonna' be so hard?
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Shirley, I feel your pain.  I never had any idea it would be such a long process.  I'm at 7 months and still don't think my uppers fit right.  I have a drawer full of adhesives but they only last 1/2 day then have to redo.  When I'm out it's a real problem.  Talking is really difficult.  Still sound funny in my head.  I've had 4 different trys at different dentures..............do you think it's my dentist?????  Very frustrating!!
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Cathy, I just don't know.  I love my Dentist and I have seen his work with my Daughter and my Husband so he is who I chose.  I also love the Denturist that does the tweeking.  But I have learned that this stuff is not for Sissies and you have to be patient.  It will never be like before.  I just want to smack those people on TV that bite into the apple and we are supposed to believe that they have dentures, lol.
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Cathy, you will need to slap my dad too! Lord knows I'm going to when I see him. Lol
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I tried the Poligrip powder and on day 1 and it was great. I have not been able to repeat that experience yet. I get either too much or not enough. Today I just didn't bother. It does my head in. LOL