STRIPS OR SUGGESTIONS ASAP

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I WORK FOR A LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY I HAVE A PATIENT WHO USES FIXODENT AND HAS TO CHANGE AND REAPPLY 5-6 TIMES A DAY SOMEONE TOLD THIS PATIENT FIXODENT WAS AVALIBLE IN STRIPS I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THAT PRODUCT...DO YOU MAKE STRIPS? or DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? PATIENT ON QUITE A BIT OF MED'S IS IT POSSIBLE FOR CERTIAN DRUGS TO AFFECT ADHERANCE? NEED ANSWERS ASAP PLEASE!
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MICHELLE

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Posted 6 years ago

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Fixodent Team, Employee

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Hi Michelle,

I'm sorry to hear that your patient is going through this. At this time, Fixodent is only available in creams and powder. I would be happy to share your recommendation for strips back to the rest of the team for consideration.

Fixodent should only be applied once per day. Since, your patient needs to reapply it more often, we would suggest contacting their dentist. The dentist can evaluate the fit of the dentures and provide best advice.

I hope this helps and if you have any further questions, please reach back out.

Kevin
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Donna Morrow

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Have the dentist put a SOFT liner in the denture. It will fit like a new denture. Or go to Amazon or Ebay and buy Perma Soft denture liner, and put your own soft liner on.

Read the Amazon comments for advice on how to do it. Youtube also has videos on applying Perma Soft yourself.

Denture adhesives make me gag as they dissolve. My first dentist broke out pieces of my upper jawbone when he extracted my canines. He never said a word. I didn't know until the swelling went down a few weeks later.

As my gums shrunk, the broken areas caused the denture to rock back and forth. The soft liner was all that kept the denture in my mouth. He put a soft liner in my immediate denture 4 days after extraction, and again a month later, and my denture stopped hurting me, and stopped slipping, until the next time.

Be sure to scrape off all the old soft liner yourself before you have the dentist put a new one on, because yeast and bacteria will collect in the surface. Applying another layer of soft liner over the old one will just trap those impurities in your denture, could cause bad breath and nausea.

Learn to do your own, and your denture will be so much more satisfying. Buy extra Perma Soft to practice with. Allow yourself a learning curve. I don't sell it, but it sounds like an outstanding product. Supposed to be just like what the dentist uses when he puts a soft liner on a denture.