im only 2 days in having dentures need any suggestions on products I don't know which ones work the best please help thanks to any replies

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im new to this and don't know about any of the products yet im only 2 days in from getting them put in please any suggestions would be very helpful to me thanks to everyone who replies
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Each person has different preferences for what they use but personally for me, I like the fixodent tabs for cleaning my dentures at night. Also the Fixodent powder is amazingly strong for adhesives and it is really easy to use. I am at 1 month and 1 week since I got my dentures and it is really amazing how well you can eat once you heal up enough to use adhesives. If you go to Youtube, there are lots of videos that kind of help show how items work and how they work.

Are you rinsing with salt water a few times a day? that helps you heal faster.
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Yes im rinsing with the salt and water im just really sore on the bottom one side is worse than the other and still swollen quite a bit, how long does it take for swelling to go away? Thank you for your response.
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Iam now u sing sea bond.
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make sure wherever you go you can return it so keep your receipt that's what I've done I'm not going to keep something they don't work and waste money
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I am new also ~ got my teeth extracted and dentures put in on Monday. My husband likes Poligrip better than Fixodent. I guess different people like different products! Kinda like perfume ~ everyone likes different things. I think I will try both. I now my reply isn't very definite ~ sorry!! Just wanted to let you know you are not alone ~ Iam new too! Good luck with your new dentures and new life!!
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I got mine done also on Monday, thank you for your response though and I hope everything goes well for you as well! Are you still swollen, I am and my bottom one side feels like it's higher up than the other, I don't know maybe it's due to the swelling im also more swollen on that same side. Thanks again
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I like poligrip better than fixadent plus I use the powder on the top and nottom plus the glue I have almost no jaw n one.its just trying to figure out how much to use talking is one thing eating is another I pop out a lot so eatting is very hard only three weeks out
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Hi twitches ~ happy to talk with someone on the exact timeline as me!! Yes, I am still swollen ~ and I have some bruising on my face. My dental surgeon said swelling is normal for up to 5 days. Have you been using an ice pack? My paperwork says to use the ice twenty min on and twenty off. I am going to do that some more today. Kinda hard to do if you have to work ~ I am lucky I'm not working right now ~ are u??

How are you doing with food? Anything I eat has to be like baby food consistency. I want to try a milk shake today. Good luck twitches ~ hope to hear from you soon.
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It's been hard for me to eat also I have done a milkshake though my bottom plate is killing me it's biting into the back of my gum only on my left side and omg it hurts so bad right now I will be so glad when this stops hurting. Do you take yours out to rest ur mouth and if so does it help?
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Yes I took mine out last night before bed. It felt really good to give my gums a break. Do you go back to the dentist soon? Sounds to me like your bottom might need adjusted. I am certainly no expert ~ but I don't think it should be biting into your gum like that. I ate a scrambled egg for breakfast ~ it was wonderful.
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It feels like their is a piece of a tooth fragment trying to push out and yea I go ti the dentist on Tuesday it can't come soon enough, are u from Jacksonville also that's where I'm from I ate some mashed potatoes last night it's still hard to chew though how about for you
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I have a bone spur the denist craved out a piece on my top plate.I had amother one but that was before I got my teeth.its now just getting the other hot spots ground down.
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It felt really good to take them out before bed last night. I tried some ice cream after I too them out and it tasted wonderful. I put them back in this morning and so far so good. Are you using any adhesive on yours?
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I used the powder adhesive yesterday it seemed to work okay but im gonna try other ones out just to weigh out my options I think im gonna get some of that cushion stuff to just to try until I go to the dentist
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I tryed the cushins they didmt work for me good luck.I like poligrip fixadent didn't work for me
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I know earlier u asked if I was working no im not working right now but it's still hard feeling like this still getting up bright and early getting the my babies off to school but there normally not to bad about giving me a hard time Thank God
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I go back to the dentist on Tues as well. He said in two weeks he would put a soft liner on my bottoms. Then in six months he would make a permanent liner in. I sure understand now why they say the bottoms are harder to adjust to.

What did your dentist tell you about using adhesives? I think they generally don't want you to use them. I feel like I have to or they won't stay in. I am thinking about trying the powder and also the cushion stuff you were talking about to0. I live in Dayton, Ohio ~ it is very cold here and starting to snow!
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They said I could use adhesive just make sure I clean everything well I feel the same I have to use it on my bottom ones or they want stay still im just ready to heal from all this im sure you are to it's chilly here but nothing like where ur at it would probably be warm here to you, how old are u if u don't mind me asking
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If you have access to You Tube videos, there's tons of videos on every possible aspect of denture wearing. In particular Kalinjax, she's awesome and covers everything. She explains what to expect, she knows, as she's gone thru it herself. Everything from healing to eating and talking, different products, getting relines, etc. I've learned more watching videos than I have from my dentist.
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I am 48 ~ married for 25 years and I have one daughter who just turned 21. Are your tops staying in without adhesive? I worry I will pull out the stitches or something using that sticky stuff! But I can't talk, eat, with them flopping all over the place either!!! OOOOOOOOOHHHHHH what a pain!!!! I know it will get better eventually??!!! I am going to check out the utube videos. How old are you twitches??
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Fixodent offers a variety of adhesives to choose from, and all of them are formulated to hold all day.  When your dentist lets you know you're ready to use adhesive, you may want to try several to see which you prefer.  Here's info on some of our versions, and be visit http://www.dentureliving.com/fixodent-denture-products for details about all our products.

Fixodent Original - Cream adhesive, our most popular product.  It's pink in color and is unflavored.
Fixodent Free - Cream adhesive, unflavored and free of artificial colors
Fixodent Food Seal - Features a smaller nozzle so you can apply the cream in a continuous line around the edge of your dentures. Available in Scope flavored and Fixodent Food Seal Free which is unflavored.
Fixodent Extra Hold Powder - Our only powdered adhesive

Keep in touch to let us know how you're doing!
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Hi Tammy just wanted to see how you were feeling sorry it's been a day or so I just still don't feel 100 percent, but im 30 and I have 2 amazing daughters their 10 and 6 and I have a step daughter that I've raised since she was almost 2 and shes almost 16 now and a step son also that's 12 I love my family they've been very supportive. Well I just wanted to check in on u ttyl
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Thanks to all of yalls replies and help it has been very helpful how long will the soreness stick around
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Hi Twitches!! Nice to hear from u. Sounds like you have a great family and a busy life!! Family is so important. I only have one child ~ a daughter, 21 ~ she just moved out on her own a little over a month ago and I miss her sooooo much!! She only lives 5 min away, and she stops by every couple days ~ but I am still getting used to it. I have a puppy to hang out with ~ Tucker ~ he is alot of fun ~ just not the same as a child. But it's ok ~ hopefully I will have some grandchildren one of these days!!
I am feeling a little better ~ honestly, I am still pretty sore when I try to eat. As long as I am just sitting around, on the computer, etc. the soreness is not there, but when I eat something it still hurts. But it is so much better each day. I have been eating scrambled eggs, pudding, jello, baked pot, ice cream and ravioli!! And I tried oatmeal this morning. So I am not starving to death or anything!!!

I hope the soreness goes away soon ~ I think it will. From everything I have read, it will. The whole thing is just a process. And anything worth having is worth waiting for!! So ~ it will all be worth it soon!!

How are you feeling and what have you been eating?? Are you still using the powder adhesive?? I think I am going to try it.
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I've had good days and bad and yea im still really sore also but I've figured out why I have tooth fragment still trying to come out and somewhat swollen not to mention the bottom plate is big now that some of the swelling has gone down it feels like its bigger on my left side but maybe that's because of the swelling is more on that side but I go to the dentist at 8 this morning it was bothering me really bad yesterday and Thursday so I called them and told them how much pain I've been in and what im experiencing and they told me to come in tomorrow but still keep my appt for Tuesday so let's hope and pray and keep our fingers crossed that they will help fix the problem and eliminate the pain I really wanna start feeling at least 75% normal again I hate hurting like this cause I can't do as much with my babies as I'd like so im hoping they do something when I go. But im really glad u and I have connected on all this I think we've helped one another through all the pain and suffering through going through the same exact thing at the same exact time well I better get a couple hours of sleep before I go to the dentist but I'll keep u updated on my progress from today. Thanks again
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Hi Twitches~~ I just got up about 1/2 hr ago ~ actually got about 5 hrs sleep ~ most I have got in a long time!! My gums feel pretty good right now. It was a relief to give them a break last night.

Sorry to hear about your pain ~ I sure hope your dentist can help you out this morning. Maybe there is something going on that he can fix. I look forward to going Tuesday to see how things are going.

Went to the grocery last night ~ got some soft food supplies ~ I got a Mari Calleners frozen banana creme pie ~ I have had one before and they are so good!! It tasted really yummy ~ I might have another piece for breakfast!! Let me know what happens with your dental appt. I will be thinking about you.
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Yea girl I think I may have had maybe 2 hours of sleep last night it was a very long night not just because of hurting but their was a family situation that went on also but I'm here at the dentist now waiting him to come see me so hopefully they'll able to reduce some my pain I know not all of it will be gone but I need some kind of relief but I'll let ya know what happens oh by the way im really glad ur able to eat something now hopefully ill be able to after today I'll let you know ttyl
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Oh and Tammy you should be able to use some adhesive now my nurse gave me some samples to try so u should be fine using it also beings we're on the same timeline just wanted to let you w
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twitches ~ hi, it's Tammy ~ so what did the dentist say today?? Was he able to do anything for your pain?? If you want ~ email me and let me know how it went. My address is: tmoore3845@aol.com. Talk to you soon
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Hey Tammy sorry its been hectic around here but im still hurting but I know why now I have bone exposed on my left side the side I been telling you about and oooooohhhhhh does it hurt so now I've got an appointment on the 28th for them to do surgery to remove some the parts of my bone that's exposed ouch another surgical procedure I really can't wait for all this to be over I really hope ur doing a lot better then what im about to go through good luck at ur appt today keep me posted
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Tammy the powder isn't as good as the other in my opinion I can only wear the top right now but I liked fixodent adhesive the original one
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I'm glad to hear about the adhesive ~ did they mention using the powder adhesive?? I have read some reviews about it. Some people like it some don't. Confusing to me!!
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Twitches ~ hi!! How are you doing?? Have been wondering about you ~ are you doing any better with eating?? I am goint for a "soft reline" here in a couple of hours ~ sure hope it makes a difference with my bottom denture. Hope you are doing well ~ let me know how you are doing. Tammy
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Im still really sore it's been really hectic around here but im still not feeling well although I know y now I've got bone exposed on the side that has been hurting so much so now I go back to the dentist on the 29th for another surgical procedure for them to remove bone that's exposed on my left side ouch I'll be so glad when all this is over I can only wear my top ones right now until I get that fixed but im ready I can't handle this much longer. Oh yeah the fixodent adhesive I think works much better than that powder it holds longer well let me know how ur appt goes
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Twitches ~ I am so sorry to hear that you have bone exposed. That really sucks!! No wonder you are hurting so bad. You poor thing ~ I wish they could fix it sooner than the 29th.

I just got back about an hour ago ~ my dentist said my gums are healing good. The soft reline has helped alot. The tops are staying in without adhesive ~ the bottoms feel better but still need a little adhesive. He said they will get better with time. He said as the muscles in my mouth get stronger I may not need adhesive ~ or I might! I guess I have to wait and see.

My gums are still really tender especially when I eat. But it is a whole lot better than a few days ago. Hang in there ~ it will get better for you too!!
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Thanks Tammy I feel a little better than what I did I haven't had any problems with my top ones to much and the bottom one isn't as bad well my gums aren't I haven't been able to wear my plate though because of the bone exposure but it's weird though since I've had them out of the bottom it seems to be healing up on its on, it doesn't feel as if there is as much bone exposed now so maybe well im hoping that maybe they just need or needed to heal up some before I put them back in and I don't seem to be quite as sore now I hope it heals really soon though I don't know how much more I can handle it's been really stressful this past week or so for me not just with this but other things im dealing with but it's going to be okay and I know it's gonna get better for me! Im so happy for you though and your fast recovery from all this and im glad I've found someone I can confide in that is going through similar things as I am and I'm glad u didn't have to experience this bone exposure crap it's no fun at all. Oh and thanks again Tammy got checking up on me I really appreciate it and I'm glad to hear how well your doing as well keep me posted and I'll do the same!!! :-)
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twitches ~ so happy to hear from you!! I have been worried about you ~ I am so glad to hear that you are feeling a little better. It is bad enough to have to deal with your dental problems, but when you add some of the stresses that life can throw at you, sometimes it feel overwhelming!! Just try to remind yourself that "this too shall pass".
What is your dentist going to do about your exposed bone situation?? I hope he gives you pain meds as needed ~ they sure help sometimes! Hopefully you will be on the fast track to healing as soon as your bone issue is dealt with. At least your tops aren't giving you too many problems. Are you able to eat at all?
I am able to eat soft foods, but when I try to chew food, my bottoms come loose ~ no fun at all!! Oh well, it will get better in time!!
You hang in there ~ Please keep mee updated on how you are doing. I'm here anytime you want to vent or just talk.