Poly grip strips great hold no mess

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fixodent didn't hold so I went to the pharmacy and there was poly grip strips I put the three in like shown then I take one strip cut it in half and place one piece on the front of the denture and one small piece in the center. no gooey mess when they come out just take a soft brush to wipe any residue on the denture. They have them in Walmart Walgreens . It's great and they hold all day
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Hey Roberta. I tried the strips and I did not like those at all. It didn't hold at all for me and they would move in my mouth. I've tried almost everything and what I use now going 2 months in is secure. I used the poligrip powder and fixodent with scope paste and I like those too. But for now I'm using secure. Glad u found something that works for you.
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Timothy I'd rather have gorilla glue or crazy glue to hold them in. Lol.
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lizzy

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Probably wouldn't b a pretty sight. Secure is like gorilla glue for me. Lol
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Cynthia Letellier

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I also tried those strips, about 3 times before I finally gave up and threw the whole box away.
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When I was first given the go ahead to use adhesives, I tried those. They did not work on me. But I think I'll try one with the perms. They are much thinner and lighter weight.

I know my sister was having great luck using them on a partial. I guess worst case I'll give them to het.
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Your sister shouldn't need adhesive on a partial....?
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AliciaP

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I'm not sure why she needed them. Or if she is still using them. That was back in August and, to be honest, I'm not sure that we have talked since.

I do know that she is not used to having to "get used to things", so it could be that it slightly shifted and she freaked. Who knows? Lol
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Hi Alicia, how are you? I am a little confused because I thought you said you did not need any adhesive on your upper denture? One thing I will say I did try the poly grip strips and they seemed to work OK not as good as the secure paste but unlike Roberta I did have gook upon removing the top denture , it's like the strips turn to gook after they're in there.
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Elizabeth, I'm sorry for the confusion. I don't need/use adhesives on my top denture 99.99% of the time. When I am eating something that is going to be a work out on my teeth or require me to open wide (a good cheeseburger, fresh veggies, a salad) then I will adhere my tops in. Mostly if I'm eating these things away from home.

I have found these gum/mints that have totally made a difference in how much suction I het on both the tops and bottoms.

If you put one on your tongue, push it into the roof of your mouth and suck on it, it dissolves, tastes good, and provides extra suction with or without adhesive.
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Alicia, I'm guessing you put this in before you put your denture in?
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AliciaP

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No. After I put my dentures in, pressing my teeth together, holding my palate with my tongue for about 30 seconds.

The first thing I do after I insert my dentures (if I'm NOT using an adhesive) I take a couple big swig of HOT coffee and swish it between my dentures and my gums and then hold my teeth together. That is usually enough for the day. If I'm having a dry mouth problem and I either don't have any hot coffee or, like I'm at the dr, I pop one of these "chews" on my tongue, suck on it while pressing it against my palate. It triggers saliva and helps me with my suction. It doesn't mean it will work for others.

Just don't chew.
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Thanks, AliciaP. That is actually one of the tips we give when new denture wearers are experiencing too much saliva in their mouth. By swallowing more or enjoying a mint or hard candy can help. Glad to hear it helps your hold as well.. Killing two birds with one stone, so to speak!
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Rosie, I'd like to get a sample of the Renew denture cleaner, however when I went to the site it said I had to live in Canada which I don't, can you help me out, thank you Elizabeth
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We have Renew here. Elizabeth I will get the info for you....
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Elizabeth Thompson

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Josie, do you know how I can get it because I went to two different sites and it said I had to be a denture professional in Canada.
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Josie

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Try mid-continental.com That is where we buy our stock from and we provide the 1st btle free. :)
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Elizabeth Thompson

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That was one of the sites I went to.
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Elizabeth Thompson

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Josie, you work for a dental clinic in Canada I do not. I do not live in Canada.
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:( hmmm not sure...Oh shoot I forgot. In Canada it's only sold to denture clinics or dental offices. That's why I'm able to carry it and our patients come back to stock up. I guess it's the same in the states. Unless you want to come visit me at work. lol. :)
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I saw. Renew denture cleaner. It's on Amazon. For some reason I couldn't upload the photo. Hopefully it's the one u want.
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Elizabeth Thompson

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I think so Annette.
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Elizabeth Thompson

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Thank you Lizzy.
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lizzy

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Ur welcome. Let me know if it's the one u wanted or needed
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Elizabeth Thompson

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I went to Amazon and I looked at the picture it looks the same.
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Josie

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Yes you soak for only 20 min NO LONGER than that 2 or 3 times a week. Our patients really like it. :)
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Josie, what happens if you soak for longer? I read what it said on the site and it said 20 minutes but it said if you need to you can let it soak overnight so I'm wondering what will happen if you let it soak overnight will it worp the denture?
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Josie, just to let you know in case you don't already know the stain away says you can use it for 20 minutes if you're denture or partial has metal on it but regular dentures don't have metal on them.
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It's just stronger than other soaks but if the website says you can soak over night then that's good. I didn't know that. I'm going to check our bottle which is the same as the picture above.