Is it okay to use Antibacterial mouth wash to soak my dentures in over night? Having a reaction to Poligrip, Fixodent n tablets

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I have been having the worst experience with all types of Fixodent and Polident products. The abdominal pain and bleeding started the next morning, after my first use of each product. I just want to he pain to go away and figure out how I will be getting the dentures to stay in, as well as cleaning them without the tablets. I was wondering if I can soak them in Antibacterial mouthwash, since the other products are causing abdominal and stomach problems, along with the adhesives.
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Nikilet

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I sure don't understand why Fixodent and Polident would cause either abdominal pain or bleeding. I think you need to talk with your doctor. However, having said that, I wouldn't think there would be any problem with soaking your dentures in antibacterial mouthwash.
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I am in complete agreement with Nikilet!

I don't know where you are bleeding from, however if I were to guess, since you mentioned abdominal pain I'm thinking that we aren't talking about bleeding from the extraction sites.

If I'm correct and you are still having this problem - GO TO THE ER NOW! If the problem has subsided, call your doctor's answering service to get ahold of him/her first thing in the morning!
Please keep us posted!
And, by the way, I soak mine in Crest Pro Health mouthwash every night -equal parts with water!
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I get terrible nausea with some products used for dentistry, including flouride which will make me very sick.  It's quite possible to have these sort of reactions.
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I would be very concerned. Do you have zinc free products?. There seems to be a significant concern regarding zinc.
I totally agree with Nikilet; ask a doctor/nurse about your reactions, not normal.
I would try Sea Bond discs or Secure adhesive; both are zinc-free.
Take care and keep us informed.
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Yea, both boxes say Zinc Free on them. My dentist informed me that I can not use adhesives, due to an allergic reaction to them. I tried to argue the fact, but he said my body can not take these adhesives. I can not afford the inplants. The price has doubled for each inplant, since October 2015. I would need to have my sinuses lifted, For upper inplants, so that is not affordable either. I am going to try soaking my dentures in Antibacterial Mouth overnight. Happy New Year Everyone. Thanks for your advice!
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I wd stay away from implants if u r allergic. I am not allergic to titanium but had massively bad reaction to high quality implant, and many dentists will not remove them again unless u have proven allergy to titanium - but it seems they cant be 100% sure the metal is not contaminated (even tho they say they are) as the technology is not available to measure contamination to that degree. I had to have mine taken out.. I was lucky my specialist did it for me. Look up MedHelp.org for more info.
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Janie Rhodus

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I did not know of allergic reactions to implants!!! Wow!! Thank you for sharing!!
I love this site; learn SOOOmuch!!!
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Zirconia implants would be the way to go however, I believe they are the most expensive ones. More than titanium ones. And the best thing to soak your dentures over night is just water. The best soap to use when washing daily and after meals is a liquid hand soap or dish soap and use a soak few times a week to refresh them.  We offer a product called Renew. Not sure if available there.
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Did you rinse them thoroughly after soaking them with cleaning tablet?
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Oh no! We are so sorry to hear what happened when you tried using Fixodent. That reaction is not typical and we are glad to hear that you touched base with your physician sooner than later.

We would appreciate getting additional details from you about what happened and answer any questions you may have. Please give us a call toll free at 1-855-236-3353, M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. 

One thing to consider, is that if you are soaking your dentures in a solution that contains mouthwash, you won't get the stain removal you would get with other denture related soaks/cleaners. Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks!
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The adhesive strips for dentures dont work that well. I have tried them for my denture and it would always fall out. I recommend that you speak with your dentist about other options.
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