Question about Secure

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I know how to apply it to uppers but not lowers. Also, how do you get a waterproof adhesive off the roof of your mouth?  How do you take your dentures out using secure? I am going to start off using Fixodent Gum Care. Heard a lot of good things about this adhesive.

When my gums heal I would like to use secure but I am afraid it will pull at my sockets.  How long does it take for sockets to close? I heard that secure burns like a cinnamon candy. How long does this last?
Should I use secure strips for my bottom dentures? 

So sorry for all of the questions I just want to be prepared.
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You never have to worry about asking too many questions while you're here. Welcome!  To remove denture adhesive from your mouth, rinse your mouth with hot water (only as hot as is comfortable) and gently brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular toothpaste. Alternatively try to gently rub away the remaining adhesive with a damp cloth or gauze and a small amount of cooking oil. You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. We don't recommend picking the residue because it could irritate your mouth and gums. You may want to experiment to see what amount of product is best for you.
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CherylK (Shay)

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AliciaP I know you use secure, can you help me out please?
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Trying to follow you but can't figure out how?
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I sure can! For some reason I didn't get notified of your question.

You will want to use the strips for the lowers. You will need to trim them, but I just cut a piece off and use that to put at the end and then start trimming the edges.

In order to remove your teeth, you will want to rock them back and forth and from front to back. I usually reach in and get my finger under the top, back and get it to wiggle even a little bit, then do the same on the other side. Once you've loosened the back, it's easier to rock them forward and back. It takes time at first but you get used to it. The first time you pull the uppers off/out you may look at it and think that you've just removed the skin from the roof of your mouth, you didn't - that's just how dry Secure keeps those areas.

To remove the adhesive from your mouth I've heard some people say a paper towel & coconut or vegetable oil, but I haven't tried the oils. I use the pad of my finger and rub a lot of it. NOT THE NAIL. I also use the Clean It wipes by D.O.C., cut in half. When I've got most of the gobs off that you don't want to put down your drain (remember that it's waterproof so you may wind up with plumbing problems if you do that too often) then I use regular mouthwash with alcohol and swish it around in my mouth and brushing my roof and gums alternately until it's all or mostly gone. Then I toss a hard candy in to suck on and that seems to get the rest.

It's a process, but once you get used to it, no big deal. Plus with my permanent teeth now I only use adhesives once in awhile.

I'm REALLY sorry! I was supposed to send you my checklist of what to have ready and then I got sick. I think I'll put it together this weekend and get it on here.

Also, I've never had a burning from Secure, but others have said they do.

Good luck and let me know if I missed anything!
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Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions AliciaP :)
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My pleasure! I'm just sorry it took me so long! Let me know if there is anything else that you are curious about. I also recommend, if you haven't already, watching as many of the YouTube videos that you can regarding the Secure.

Keep in touch!
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You don't need to worry about secure (aka gorilla glue for dentures - a term I stole... err... I mean borrowed from Alicia) for a couple of weeks after extractions. I wouldn't recommend any type of paste adhesive for a while. You should be OK with powder adhesive pretty early on. I used fixodent powder from day one. They put it on at affordable dentures, so I figured it would be OK to keep using it. A lot of people say they were told not to use any adhesive for 1 or 2 weeks. The powder dissolves pretty easy. When you are ready to take them out, just swish with salt water, remove dentures, swish some more.
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I was told i couldn't use adhesive for 1-1/2 weeks. I will get the fixodent powder first tho. I was just getting prepared for secure after my gums heal and shrink. :)
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oh and also DJ Smiles is an awesome guy to watch on youtube :)
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Still trying to follow you but how????