I am new to the denture world. I started using Fixodent amd am wondering if anyone has a clever way to remove same at the end of the day.

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Dennis

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HeatherP

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Hi Dennis, I am new to the denture world too. Welcome to the club!  LOL

There is no silver bullet to removing that gunk. I looked at the pharmacy to see if there was something that would help with this, but it didn't seem there was such a thing. Different people try different things and what works well for one is not guaranteed to work well for another.

If you do a simple search here  using "removing denture adhesive" you will find several discussions on this very topic. Here's a couple for you to start out with:
https://getsatisfaction.com/dentureliving/topics/how_to_get_rid_of_the_denture_adhesive
https://getsatisfaction.com/dentureliving/topics/removing_stuborn_denture_adhesive_on_gums
https://getsatisfaction.com/dentureliving/topics/denture-adhesive-removal
https://getsatisfaction.com/dentureliving/topics/cant_get_the_dentures_adhesive_off_my_gums_help

For me, I use warm water. I swish it around for about 30 seconds then poke around in there with a denture cleaning brush. It works the best for me. The stiff bristles grab it and hold it. Just be careful you don't do yourself a harm. Those brushes are huge!

The thing I struggle with is the filmy residue that's left afterwards. I might try alcohol swabs to get that off.
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Judi Mecham

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Wow Heather, THANK YOU for this info. I used hot water and paper towels to get the gunk off but tonight I used your method using my denture brush....IT WORKED like a charm. Was all gone in seconds. I use Secure so it is like super glue but it works and once I rinsed with my dental rinse, my mouth was clean. Love all the suggestions everyone makes...I am sure not all work for all, but I am glad this works for me!! Thank you again!
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HeatherP

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Judi,you're most welcome! I'm glad something worked for you. 

Now if I could only get that slimy film off the roof of my mouth! They don't sell Aim toothpaste north of the border :(
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Heather, sorry to hear about any residue that is left on the top of your mouth. I have a few tips that may help. Rinse your mouth with hot water (only as hot as is comfortable) and gently brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular toothpaste. Alternatively try to gently rub away the remaining adhesive with a damp cloth or gauze and a small amount of cooking oil.

You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. We don't recommend picking the residue because it could irritate your mouth and gums. You may want to experiment to see what amount of product is best for you. Have a great weekend! ~Rosie
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kirby chitwood

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Sounds a lil gross but get a rough washcloth. Wet it, wring it out. Wipe the roof of your mouth and lowers with it. About 3 times. Wash the cloth out with more warm water. Repeat. Takes about a minute. I buy them in pack of 10 from Wal Mart and then wash and bleach them once a week. I had tried EVERYTHING until somebody told me to do this!
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HeatherP

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I tried that too and I think it might have actually worked were it not for the cloth dragging along my open gums. Getting past the first week is the hardest because everything is so tender and swollen.
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I'm not sure if everyone saw the tips I posted above to remove adhesive residue on your gums or upper mouth, so I will happily add them here as well. 

Most people are able to get rid of any residue by doing the following. Rinse your mouth with hot water (only as hot as is comfortable) and gently brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular toothpaste. Alternatively try to gently rub away the remaining adhesive with a damp cloth or gauze and a small amount of cooking oil. 

You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. We don't recommend picking the residue because it could irritate your mouth and gums. You may want to experiment to see what amount of product is best for you.
~Rosie