Please make a product comparable to Cushion Grip

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We have a special need for a product that Merk Lab has discontinued called Cushion Grip. They only sold the product at CVS and then complained it didn't sell enough. I used to go and buy up every tube they had. They started selling the 1oz tube for $3.99 when I was buying it then it went up to $7.99 which I thought was pretty expensive but I have to use it everythime I want to eat because my bottom gums are so sensitive. The plastic stays soft while you eat. Fixodent only tries to make the denture stay in place but does nothing for the cushioning. I bought Cushion Grip for $26.00 a tube and could no longer afford it. Right now on Amazon it is selling for $80.00 tube...4 for $255.00. I would say your marketing department should get on the ball and start making a comparable product because their is a need for this product. I have used it for years and my dentist recommended I keep using it because my gums are so sensitive. I have told many people about it and they are happy with the results. PLEASE MAKE THIS PRODUCT or I and many more people will be eating baby food. You should make a fortune and please make bigger tubes than 1oz. Please send this to your marketing dept.
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Rick Williamson

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Thermoplastic Beads Fake Teeth Adhesive- Found at ledhristmaslighting.com this is the stuff.
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Rick. Do you think this will work on an upper denture? I am having problems keeping it in. I have severe bone loss and right now I am using alot of adhesive just to keep them in but still can't chew down because then it comes out. I guess if anyone wants to buy these beads now is a good time since Halloween is coming up. Looks the availability is at every store that sells Halloween stuff.
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I do not have any trouble with my uppers. I used cushion grip for padding my lowers so I'm not sure about uppers but thermoplastic is the same stuff cushion grip was made of.
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Have you found any lately? Amazon was charging around $100 a tube and I wrote them a letter telling them what greedy people to hoard it then run the price so high. If you find any please let me know.
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Does this thermoplastic really work and how does it work?
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Jani

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Natalie. I googled thermoplastic beads for dental and it explains it on quite a few websites.
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Alicia

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Is this thermoplastic stuff non toxic and FDA approved? We are already putting the teeth in made of who knows what, I would be cautiously concerned about adding more toxins in to our systems.
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Just got a reline & man they actually fit & I can eat, the only problem is near the backs on both sides it hurt like hell putting them in or taking them out I'm afraid if the dentist grinds them down I'll lose my fit so for this next wk I'll try to learn how to deal with the pain.
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I have purchased this & has worked somewhat! I can trim it & mold it or smooth out sharp edges! But I still miss Cushion Grip & want it back!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121565111290?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Charlene Moore Settles Mathes

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Thanks for the info I will pass it on to the Facebook pages people are on also they sure do need help maybe this will get them through as we fight to get this back on the market at a fair market price not at these gouging prices I can hardly believe that Bayer does not get a kickback every time we send them an email every single one of us gets the same form letter back
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Charlene Moore Settles Mathes

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Here is our Facebook link if you want to join us and talk about it and help us fight to get cushion grip back
https://www.facebook.com/Cushion-Grip...
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Charlene, please send me your email. I would like to connect with you about the reintroduction of Cushion Grip. Marisela.medrano@USpharmaltd.com
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Jani thanks I'll do the same.
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has any one tried pro soft I found it on line im wounding if its any good I have tried the beads you melt it in hot water then it gets hard when it cools I dident like it my gums are very sensitive you can also find the beads or pro soft on ebay some people like the beads guess it just up to the person guess it beats messy goooy stuff
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Merk sold CG to Bayer.
So to get someone to HEAR us we ALL need to contact Bayer. NO ONE IS LISTENING TO US HERE.
Perhaps  we can get some notice if we all post to Bayer's Facebook, Twitter pages. At least we will be posting to the actual company that can make CG again. Here are the links:
https://www.facebook.com/healthcare.bayer
https://twitter.com/BayerHealthCare
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They are far more likely to if everyone that asks for it on this forum contacts Bayer instead! Lol
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How to contact Bayer:

https://www.facebook.com/healthcare.bayer

https://twitter.com/BayerHealthCare

Bayer OTC Dept: (412) 777-2000


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Charlene Moore Settles Mathes

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I actually sent them a message on Facebook and they answered they have forwarded it on
I have told them that it is on sale for unbelievable cost through Amazon and eBay so if they're not making this product then who is because someone must be supplying these companies to sell it but they have gouged you the price so badly that it is over $100 an ounce
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Charlene great job getting the message out!!. You are so correct how is Ebay and Amazon getting it and people like us whom actually need the product have to pay so much for it. Like I said before this is a multi-million business...greedy society.
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Retha: Thanks for trying, but Merck doesn't make Cushion Grip anymore. They sold that department to Bayer. You can contact Bayer at :Bayer OTC Dept: (412) 777-2000. If you have the time, please give them a call. Lots of us are doing that. Also Charlene has setup a Facebook page that we are also using to get Bayers attention. https://www.facebook.com/Cushion-Grip-Dental-Products-1075838522427584/ Charlene has had some responses. I have also emailed but haven't gotten a response yet. We need all the help we can get to get CG back on the market.
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Charlene,

I just now made a lengthy post about this on the Bayer website. Here it is:

  Lori Ryan: There really is a great need for this discontinued product. If it suited someone's needs, they pretty much became a loyal lifetime user, as there was no other product available that works like this one did. No longer being able to purchase it has caused great suffering to many people, because to not be able eat comfortably greatly reduces quality of life.


Lori Ryan: What Comfort Grip offered that no other product did, (or does), was provide more than adhesive qualities...it offered a comfortable, semi-permanent layer of cushioning to the denture's hard surface; making it possible for the many people with sensitive gums to once again eat in "comfort" in spite of the unfortunate conditions that forced them to have their own teeth removed.


Lori Ryan: I think it could have been a much better seller if the original manufacturer had perhaps just advertised it a bit differently; as it really isn't an "adhesive" per se; more of a form-fitting liner.....if it had been advertised to let people KNOW that, more people NEEDING exactly that could have found it. As it was all the advertising was pretty much through word of mouth. That alone created many loyal lifetime customers, but not in the quantities that would have been possible had advertising led the right customers to try it. People strictly looking for a glue-type adhesive were likely disappointed, because, as previously stated; Cushion Grip was NOT that, really. I truly believe different advertising could have changed all that, as opposed to discontinuing it. Hopefully Bayer might consider bring it back with a new advertising slant, or even offer the patent to some other enterprising company? Either solution would make thousands of previous customers extremely happy, and undoubtedly thousands more who need this but just didn't realize that a product that worked like this even existed.



Lori Ryan: There are forums online devoted to this dilemma; many many people anxiously awaiting some news on the subject. Could Bayer possibly give some consideration to this matter? It would be much appreciated by many people currently unable to enjoy one of life's most basic pleasures: eating. Thank you, Lori Ryan

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Wanted to say thank you to you, Charlene, for the great idea to contact Bayer, and for providing me the link to do so! Also many thanks to the Fixodent people for providing this very useful forum, where they so graciously let us discuss all denture products; not just their own. Fixodent gets a gold star in my book for that!
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USpharma has acquired Cushion Grip from Bayer. We are launching the product for sale next Monday.  We are taking pre-orders on mycushiongrip.com until then. We are back!
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Charlene Moore Settles Mathes

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Wow that was a great job I'm going to copy and paste this and put it on her Facebook page that were using so everyone on their can see what you did if we all did this it would help thank you so much !!
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You can get bags of pink thermoplastic beads at rental distortions.com. Hope this helps. I'm a sax playing denture wearer for over 20 years, so I really understand your frustration.
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thermoplastic beads are the way to go.. you can also get them from pearson dental..so the product is available.. it's just not in a tube from cushion grip.
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Send me the link to buy some please.
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Charlene Moore Settles Mathes

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Comfortlining.com
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https://dental-distortions-shopify.myshopify.com/collections/fitting-materials
the pink beads are sold out. I just ordered the white will let you know if it works.
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I just wanted to stop by and quickly about a few items topics. First, thank you so much for acknowledging that regardless of this being a forum sponsored by Fixodent, it is more important that all denture wearers are able to find information about their situation and solutions to their related problems from people who have or are going through the same thing. Whether you are here to help others, make a product recommendation, or ask a question, everyone is encouraged to speak freely. The Denture Living Forum is for everyone! 


Also, AleciaP is correct that websites such as eBay or Amazon are not selling the discontinued product, it is individuals who immediately buy up any quantity of popular products that have recently been discontinued. It's how they make their living. It is their prerogative to set the price. It is simply supply and demand, no matter how unfair it may seem. We often see this with many of our brands, from denture adhesive to toothpaste, from laundry detergent to fiber bars. I see that many folks are concerned with expiration dates, which you should be! You are certainly able to ask these sellers for the expiration date on a product. In this case, it would be in the crimp at the end of the tube. If a seller refuses to give you the date, you have the option to not buy from them. Wishing you the best of luck with your preferred products making a comeback! Thanks.  


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Thanks Rosie. Cindy, mine are some type of acrylic and I love them. Had them for a little over 2 months and I'm doing great. I do use adhesive but more for my piece of mind. My suggestion would be to find a dentist you trust, if you don't have one already, and discuss the different options.
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Rosie, I am surprised you only removed one person. However, I am glad the site has gone back to its original purpose--helping people with dental problems. I don't think anyone should sell their product on here except Fixodent. But that being said, I'm glad I have Eric's email because the product he suggested is the best product I have tried so far. And believe me, I have tried just about everything except CL and I plan to try it next. For me, it was a good suggestion. I never used cushion grip, but from the description his suggestion is very similar. Thanks for making the site available for us unfortunate toothless people.
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Rosie would like you to take a look at this comment
You still have some bullies out there
I know that Joan for sure is an alias on Facebook not a real person it has been turned not sure if this is just the same person you took off and came back on with a different name but please review the attached
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Hi. This is Alex. I am covering for Rosie while she is working on a special assignment. I will do my best to review all questionable posts. Thanks.
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After further review, several comments that could be deemed as inappropriate have been removed. Thank you for your patience.
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I just got dentures 2 weeks ago and the adhesives that I've purchased don't hold very well and make my entire mouth sticky; it's pretty gross and causes my mouth to be dry and that affects my speech incredibly more thank it already is totally garbled.  My question is:  Has Fixodent created a product like Cushion Grip yet?  Thank you!
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I've tried all the other so-called Cushion Grip alternatives, including Comfort Lining and the Asian products. None of them come close to the ease of use, convenience or durability of Cushion Grip.

The worst one of all the "alternatives" is a basement concoction called Comfort Lining. There's absolutely no way to tell what it's made of, but I believed its website hype, and I was so desperate for a Cushion Grip replacement, I bought a couple of tubes. I was extremely disappointed, to say the least. It's virtually impossible to spread on the denture because it stays pliable outside of the tube for about 10 seconds, and that's after heating it. Just watch some of the YouTube demonstration videos to see what a joke it is. I experimented with countless ways to get it to works, and all I ever ended up with were globules of semi-hard rubbery plastic.

I will not pay the inflated prices now being charged online for Cushion Grip, and I've come to the disappointing conclusion after all these years, that no manufacturer is coming to our rescue by making the original formula. We are stuck with all the old products that hardly work.

Unfortunately, when Cushion Grip was still widely available, there was zero promotion to support it so relatively few denture wearers discovered it. As a result, the sales were too low for the manufacturer to bother with the alleged health problems and threatened lawsuits, which is why it's highly unlikely that another manufacturer will pick up the ball and re-introduce it. The risks to a company far outweigh the benefits.

It's the sad truth.
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I really like Cushion Correct (non-ez best).  I've also tried the Toughgrip and Liodent products and think CC is best of the four Japanese products.  I've used Cushion Correct for over a year now and found it is a little bit of a pain to remove, but otherwise quite good.

I just ordered a product called DinoBase 7 from Europe and am going to try that for "for comparison" sake.  Once it gets here I'll give it my honest review.  There is a thread started by me under that name already.   It's made in Italy and the Italians are pretty good with "rubber-type" products.  Pirilli Tires and Mares SCUBA gear are both leaders in their fields.
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Just so people can find it easier if they Google it, the product is Dinabase 7.
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USpharma has acquired Cushion Grip from Bayer. We are launching it next week online, and are taking pre-orders here mycushiongrip.com  Stay tuned!