After I got my first top denture ... the worst thing, other than not being able to eat very well was that AWFUL denture gunk to hold them in, even the powder! I tried everything I thought, hot water, cold, mouthwash, etc. Well I got a sore throat and was gargling with warm/hot salt water and BINGO! It get rid of the junk ... I am so happy! I still hate the dentures and my partial on the bottom ... likely will never eat, or enjoy eating again but at least the gunk has met it's match!