Also, the only adhesive I've found to hold the bottoms in for any length of time is fixodent maximum hold, however as soon as I start eating the come loose. I am only able to chew soft food at this point, part of this is the dentures don't feel like they line up right.
Another question is is there a way to keep your mouth feeling fresh and clean? My mouth feels pasty all the time I can't get it to go away.
I have had a problem in the past with clenching my teeth. I stopped doing it when I got the dentures, probably due to the pain, but now that the pain is subsiding I've noticed that I'm doing it again which is causing pain. I don't know I'm doing it. Has anyone had this problem or have any ideas on how to stop doing it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I'm looking forward to being part of this community!
If you dentsures are rubbing your gums they are to loose and thats why you have sores, and why you clenching your teeth. You do it to hold in your teeth. You need to go back to your dentist and have an adjustment made. There is no product in a store that works. Try DenSureFit it is a sicone thats exacly like what they use for soft relines. I have been using it on my bottoms. You will get 4 time out of the tubes. Its esay to use. Watch the video. I have used it for a month.
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Poligrip tablest to soak you teeth. Wish mouth with listerine. Hope I answered all your questions.
Before dentures I clenched my teeth together too and still do it now, unknowingly. Haven't found a solution either.
I have found incredible people at total freedom In Scottsdale. Everyone is awesome and very helpful. I have a dental phobia but not there. They were very honest and told me to skip the bottom dentures they are known for not fitting well. I decided I'll save my money and do the snap on dentures later this year.
I still had all my teeth pulled. My dentures on top are so awesome. Fit great. No one can really see my bottoms gums anyway so I deal with just top.
My daughter also got dentures top and bottom and within a couple weeks she said bottoms are a waste of money more problem then they are worth.
Since you and I are st the same healing rate feel free to keep in touch and ask me anything.
If you are three or four weeks into dentures you will find that your gums, particularly the lower gum, will have shrunk quite appreciably. If you are having any sores or pain this is probably because your lower denture no longer fits your receeding gums. You need a reline. You can do this yourself. I had not heard of DenSureFit when I was at your stage of transitioning to dentures. There are other home reliners which are much cheaper. I now use Perma Soft which is long lasting so it is only suitable when your gums have fully healed and stabilized.
Your dentures are only going to feel fresh and clean if you do not use a conventional adhesive. My recommendation is to try to do without an adhesive but then your dentures must fit really well.
Eating with dentures is difficult and it takes more than a few weeks to manage. Again your gums have had to heal fully and your dentures need to fit well to maximize your ability to eat with dentures. You will have to make some changes in how you eat but you should manage so do not despair.
I have no advice on how to stop grinding your teeth but it is not going to help preserving your gums if you continue to do it.
I work at an assisted living and my boss gave me a tube of "cushion grip". I have not used it since I've never heard of it. Since he gave it to me I've read all kinds of stuff about it. Its supposed to be awesome. The downfall is, they don't make it anymore. But I think I'm going to try it. Maybe it can at least get me to my reline!