just tried poligrip powder

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So I just bought a few things from the store and I got Poligrip Powder and also got poligrip strips.  I tried the strips and did not like them at all.  or maybe i was putting them on backwards  lol  anyways... I tried the powder and I must say it worked great! Since my guns aren't healed yet and I can;t use adhesives this powder is great.  without the powder my dentures on top fall out when i talk and thats embarrassing! lol  Anyways great product by far
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I'm in your camp on the powder as well. It holds all day. It doesn't get the slimy squishy goop buildup that you get with paste adhesives and clean up is a breeze. I've retired all of my nasty pastes.
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It has been 3 weeks since I had 27 teeth (or pieces) removed and an immediate upper and lower placed. I'm still using the powders fixadent and/or polygrip most of the time. They used fixadent powder when they placed the dentures, so I figured it would be ok to keep using it. I've read about problems with the zinc in fixadent, if you use too much. Polygrip doesn't contain zinc so it is what I use most. They both seem to hold pretty well until I eat or drink. My mountain dew floats the bottom right loose and I'm still eating mostly oatmeal and soups the hot liquid makes them turn loose. I probably have more trouble than most since I had so many teeth extracted at once and it was all guess work on what my gums were going to do as they heal. I got the package deal from affordable dentures which includes a reline and a new permanent denture. I don't want to rush the reline as I will have to live with it for a year until I get the permanent dentures.

I have used the paste a couple of times and it does seem to hold better, but if food gets under my dentures it is harder to clean up. With the powders I just pop my teeth out rinse my teeth and my mouth, re-apply the powder and pop 'em back in. The paste is harder to clean up. Its a trade-off I guess.
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Iam getting used too the fixodent now don't apply as much and find most of the goo is on the denture and not in my Gob thank the Lord. . If I don't wear fixodent lizzy I can see my denture flying out my mouth and landing on a customers fish and chips how funny that would be haha x
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Thank you Lizzy! I fought the fight but now I'm being attacked by others -called a bigot and racist.

I didn't come in here to have to fight every day against some pushy bully that can't answer a couple of legit questions . And now I have Sharon coming along saying such nasty hurtful things to me.

I hope that you, Mags, and Ken will keep in touch!
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I got my teeth out, but they won't be falling out on their own. I had to apply pressure and kinda rock them till they let go. No wonder they came loose so easy before. My gums fall just outside the arch for the roof of my mouth, with about 1/8 to 1/4 inch gap down each side on the outside. They left plenty of room for swelling. I think if I can get a couple of weeks out of the home reline kit I'll see about a hard reline, or I might try doing a couple more soft relines at home first. At least with the soft reline I can eat a lot more solid food. I ate a sandwich for lunch today, but I still had to tear it off. I still can't put much pressure on my front teeth to bite it off..

Lizzy I lived in San Antonio for 2 years in the eighties.I miss fajitas from Taco Cabana. Up here fajitas are a big sit down meal. Its hard for people here to believe you can get them from a drive through.  If Texas was about where Georgia is, I'd probably still be there. I'm glad we can make you laugh. We might as well make the most of this thing we're going through.

Alicia I hadn't thought about it in a long time but the Texans called me a Yankee! They called anyone not from Texas a Yankee.
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I got my teeth out, but they won't be falling out on their own. I had to apply pressure and kinda rock them till they let go. No wonder they came loose so easy before. My gums fall just outside the arch for the roof of my mouth, with about 1/8 to 1/4 inch gap down each side on the outside. They left plenty of room for swelling. I think if I can get a couple of weeks out of the home reline kit I'll see about a hard reline, or I might try doing a couple more soft relines at home first. At least with the soft reline I can eat a lot more solid food. I ate a sandwich for lunch today, but I still had to tear it off. I still can't put much pressure on my front teeth to bite it off..

Lizzy I lived in San Antonio for 2 years in the eighties.I miss fajitas from Taco Cabana. Up here fajitas are a big sit down meal. Its hard for people here to believe you can get them from a drive through.  If Texas was about where Georgia is, I'd probably still be there. I'm glad we can make you laugh. We might as well make the most of this thing we're going through.

Alicia I hadn't thought about it in a long time but the Texans called me a Yankee! They called anyone not from Texas a Yankee.
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Ken: I'm having to tear my soft foods as well. I'm only 3 weeks in and can't eat nothing to hard just yet. You'll get there. Hang in there.
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What, Lizzy? Are you not even gonna correct me? I figured you would say "no we don't call ya'll yankees Its @#$% Yankee! LOL  I'm just glad to be able to eat something besides oatmeal or soup! Oh, it was a ham, turkey and cheese sandwich with about 5 thin slices of ham 5 thin slices of turkey and 2 slices of cheese. Maybe that's why I had to tear it off. I was feeling like Superman after the sausage I ate for breakfast, but that sandwich must have had kryptonite in it. Once I tore it off and got it in my mouth I managed to chew it pretty good though. It won the battle but it didn't win the war.

Sorry about the double post earlier... not really sure where that came from. I tried to delete one of them, and tried to edit it. I lived in San Antonio for 3 years, not 2. My cousin and I installed storm windows and doors as well as vinyl siding. We did a lot of work in Austin and a little in Corpus Cristi

I think I'm just a few days ahead of you in this journey. Its been 3 weeks and 3 days for me. You hang in there too. It DOES get better. After using the soft lining kit I realize that with a proper reline and a good fit, this IS possible. The reason we're having so much trouble now is that our dentures don't fit our gums or is it that our gums don't fit the dentures?
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