I use fixadent to secure my denture, question; after removing them what is the best way to remove the fixadent leftover in my mouth?

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removing the fixodent from mouth after removing the denture


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Mara Jane Fisk

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Please chime in folks who have a good solution.  I asked this question too and have yet to find a solution that really works.  HELP!!!!
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Jeanne Roushey

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First before trying to remove denture, drink or rinse with hot water to soften. Then swish several times with hot water after removal. I wipe mouth with soft paper towel, use a soft tooth brush, etc. My newest help is a teaspoon of organic Coconut oil, keep in mouth for five minutes, swishing around, do not swallow or spit in sink, spit it in trash. Most residue should be loosened. The coconut oil is semi solid in jar, softens up in mouth and also helps to remove bacteria in there. The exception to this is if you use Secure you rinse with cold water . Everything else is the same. I heard the powder comes out easily and the strips also come out easier. If you need adhesive nothing is very easy. These companies need to invent a product that would dissolve it in our mouths. Hint hint fixodent.....
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Mara Jane Fisk

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Your HINT is an excellent suggestion.  It should last long enough to keep them secure all day, but when the appliances are REMOVED should begin to dissolve.  It's a tough problem, but I'm sure the companies have smart people making these things.  They can do it!!
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So glad to know I'm not the only one wrestling with this "sticky" problem!  (I have a particular horror of gooey/sticky things in the back of my throat since childhood, and walk the tightrope of how much "goo" is enough to be able to eat and how much will leave me gagging over the sink for half an hour...)
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Did you try the coconut oil yet?
it works well and also helps clear germs out of your mouth also.. while you are swishing it lean your face downward so you don't swallow any. Then I rinse with water and then mouthwash..... read full explanation above.....this is so much easier.
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Jeanne, is this the regular coconut oil you can find in a jar in the market?  At this point I'll try anything, even though I'm not a fan of coconut.  And how important is it not to swallow any?  I thought people cooked with coconut oil...  Will it clog up the drain the way other fats can?

Sorry for so many questions!  But I do appreciate your reply — a lot!
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No problem with the questions.....organic coconut oil. It's more greasy, not strongly coconut flavored. It is very good for you. Google "oil pulling" for more benefits. The reason you don't swallow it is that you still have pieces of adhesive in there and you are flushing germs out of your mouth and sinuses so you don't want to swallow that. Yes you can cook with it but not this"dirty stuff". Nothing bad will happen if some happens to go down your throat but best not to do it. I get it at Trader Joe's for 5.99. Yes it will help to clog your drain. That's why you spit in trash. I found this so much easier and faster than digging, wiping and scraping it out. Give it a try. Good luck....No problem with Questions.
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Marion In Savannah

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Jeanne, thanks for your answer!  I'll be heading off to Sam's this weekend and I know they have jars of coconut oil there.  I'll grab one and give it a try -- being sure not to clog my drain!

You're really a treasure, answering all these questions!
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Hi, can you use liquid coconut oil?
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Jeanne Roushey

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No problem.......we must help each other......I suffered alone for 4 1/2 years as I was losing my expensive Hollywood teeth. No one really understood how difficult that was. I yearned for a support group then. I even tried to start one but no one joined but my daughter and her friend.
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Using a DRY napkin, paper towel or toilet paper works pretty good, but it has to be dry.