Using Fixodent more than once per day?

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I have started using Fixodent, reading on the package that I can only use once per day. I get up early and by 3pm, my hold is exhausted. Has anyone used fixadent more than once a day, or is anyone aware of the consequences of using more than once per day?

THANKS FOR YOUR EAR!
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I’m Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. I know it must be frustrating if your dentures are slipping when it’s only 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Fixodent should only be applied once per day. Some factors that can affect the hold of a denture adhesive include medications you may be taking, the fit of your dentures, and your saliva flow. While all versions of Fixodent are designed to provide all day hold, it could be that another version of Fixodent will work better for you. We offer several different versions of Fixodent cream, including Fixodent Food Seal, which features a smaller nozzle so you can apply the cream in a continuous line instead of in strips. Alternately, if you haven’t already, you might want to give Fixodent Extra Hold a try.

I'll be sending you something in the mail so you can try another version of Fixodent. When you receive it, let me know how it goes!^Karen
(from Karen @ Fixodent)
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not true most products ie fixodent,polygrip ect are all water soluable as soon as they come in contact with a medium to warm food or drink out they pop.  My advice go to amazon.ca or amazon.com depending where you live.  Buy SECURE ADHESIVE for dentures do your research also EZO denture cushions are good too, upper and lower available  BE sure to get the secure that doesnt leave the white residue(bond) get the Dentek.  It will tingle (burn) for a minute but then you are good for the day.  I called Fixodent and they themselves told me yes it will dissolve in water.  I tried every paste, powder u name it.  Secure is the very best and enjoy your beverages and warm dinners.  I got sick of cold.  To clean wash first in cold water and use denture brush then put in solution but remove the secure first or gummy mess.  Good luck
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Hi Debbie, I'm wondering if you could tell me what is the difference of the two secure products you mentioned. I have the secure zinc free sensitive and it is white when I remove my denture and when I put it in and it does stick upon removal at night but not nearly as bad as Poligrip. Thank you
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I'm a HUGE supporter of Secure. I order mine from www.SecureDenture.com. I've never noticed a residue or a tingling, only that it smells like Elmers (school) glue. I use either the regular or the sensitive on top (when needed), the strips for the bottom and I buy their cleaning tabs (you only need a 1/2 tablet per the customer service department at Secure)

Just don't wash the gobs down the drain, as mentioned above - it is NOT water soluble!

If I had to choose 1 thing to go with my dentures, it would be Secure. I do use Fixodent powder and paste and Polident items, but always have secure on hand!
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Fixodent/Blend-a-Dent/Kukident Creams and Powders dissolve in very hot water. If you are concerned about the plumbing:
  • Flushing the drain with very hot water after cleaning the dentures will prevent any product build-up.
  • Commercial drain cleaners or ammonia should dissolve any remaining material.
  • The denture adhesive is intended to be used before reaching the environment. Both the cream and powder are not completely biodegradable.


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They also dissolve in luke warm water, soup.... LOL Sorry Rosie, I had to throw that in there.
With a good fitting denture or a good fitting soft reline, I still prefer the powders, for the simple reason that clean up is easier. Secure contains cellulose as well as the adhesive. If you have a good fit cellulose absorbs water, saliva, etc. swells and gives a great seal, keeping the inside dry and allowing the adhesive to do its thing. I've worn my dentures with secure for more than 12 hours and had to pry them out. However I once stripped the soft reline out of my dentures before work and didn't have time to redo it. The temp dentures were very loose, and waterlogged the secure. It is not water soluble but if the dentures are loose it will absorb water and if you just run a bead in the bottom of the gum groove it will swell and push the dentures away from the gums. I have since learned to take a  popsicle/craft stick and spread a thin even layer around the bottom and sides of the gum groove.
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i have been using fixodent for quite a while and still have to use it more than 3 times a day i have tried all fixodent products  what am i doing wrong. please reply to beauvaisdebra@outlook.com
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Try SECURE call them they will send samples.
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I still don't know why you can't use it more than once a day. The manufacturer says no way, but WHY? I use the fixodent powder and it works fine on my upper denture, but it does a lousy job on the bottom denture. Sometimes I have to redo the lower one. Why is this not recommended?
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The zinc content can be highly toxic.
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I agree with Joan Rosenblatt - I'm using Secure now exclusively.  The thing to remember about it is that it is like gorilla glue.  It holds so well, you have to kind of soak them out of your mouth - at least I do. 

The adhesive releases its hold when you hold something in your mouth with a PH of 9 or higher.  Baking soda's PH is 9, so I just put half a spoon of baking soda in a rocks glass with warm water and stir till dissolved.  I take a good mouthful and just hold it in my mouth for a minute or two.

The nice thing is that when I do it right, I can peel my partial out and pull the residue adhesive off my gums easily.  When I don't do it right, I can take another mouthful of the soda water, hold it for another minute, and use a paper towel to cleanly remove the residue from my gums.

Then I soak my denture in the soda water that's left and, in about an hour, the residue on the partial puffs up like jelly and is very easy to remove.

I love Secure!
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I have to use fixodent 4 or 5 times a day. I just found out you are only supposed to use it once.
I can't afford to see a dentist. What do I do?
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Hi Elizabeth,
I've been thru the same experience. Please try Secure. It has worked out very well for me when going by the directions. Don't use too much and don't eat for fifteen minutes after placing in denture. Works great!
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I use it 3 times a day. Sometimes it just sets to the top of my mouth but not the teeth (painful).
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I do the same.im up at 4am on fishing boats and with all my talking to customers i have to re adjust. Salt water slashing on me all day,plus im 80 miles out from shore so its either stay in the wheel house (no tips) or help customers.so i always eat bout noon,wash,rense,reapply then go back at it. I wear fishing shirts that have pockets so i just slip teeth into shirt pocket,go to the head,wash,dry,apply....boom back to work...
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I do the same.im up at 4am on fishing boats and with all my talking to customers i have to re adjust. Salt water slashing on me all day,plus im 80 miles out from shore so its either stay in the wheel house (no tips) or help customers.so i always eat bout noon,wash,rense,reapply then go back at it. I wear fishing shirts that have pockets so i just slip teeth into shirt pocket,go to the head,wash,dry,apply....boom back to work...
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Hi Tuffguy, I had all my teeth, well I say all, but there were only mostly bits and pieces. About 22 in all, I had them pulled on the 12th
of this month. I'm a bit of a wuss so I paid the big bucks to have it done by an oral surgeon. I bought my dentures from "Affordable Dentures",
I got the economy model so they were only $795. I still have my first set and am still getting used to having a mouthful of hardware. But I
am not eating with them yet, so I have to take them out to eat. I usually use fixodent a couple of times a day. I work midnights, so since
my mouth is still real tender I onlywear the top plate, for smiling don't ya know. So using fixodent more than once works for me so I'd say
go ahead and use it as much as you want. I think that "you only need it once a day" thing is merely a marketing tool. good luck with yours.

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I got my top teeth pulled and a set of " temporary" dentures in for 6 months from "AFFORDABLE DENTURES". They were horrible and my mouth was horrible. I couldn't take them out for 3 days and then only at night. Now I have the permanent set on top and I am doing much better with these. I just don't know whether to wear them all the time or not and how often do I clean them other than brushing.
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You should probably take your teeth out and soak them every "night'. I use the term night loosely since many people work 2nd or 3rd shift, so their "nights" might start at 7 am.

Your gums need to rest and you want your teeth to stay clean. I don't always leave my teeth in the solution all night, I currently have a 15-minute soak, so when they have sat in there for awhile I just soak them in cold water and usually a little NON ALCOHOL mouthwash for flavor. I like the Crest ProHealth clear or very, very light blue. And for soaking I only put 1/4 to 1/3 cap full in with the water..

You can wear your teeth longer, especially if they are adhered well. But you would still want to brush them with denture toothpaste and extra soft brush.

Good luck!
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My husband had bone splinters. Had to back and have them removed. Does it feel like you're being stabbed when you try to wear them?
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Can someone tell me why you're only supposed to use adhesive once a day "?
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Maybe it's because of the zinc? That's just a guess on my part, but it's a good question.
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I have to redo my at least three times a day. They will not stay in, even when I have not eaten anything.  Top one are great do not use anything. Bottom ones I have tried just about every thing on market.
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Thanks for asking, Rick. Our scientific research shows that the amount of zinc an average user absorbs from Fixodent is approximately 2 mg. It is important to use denture adhesives as directed. Excessive and prolonged zinc intake is reported to be associated with serious health problems. Consult a doctor if using other products containing zinc to make sure you are using safe amounts per day. 

We do offer a zinc free option, if that is a concern of yours. Fixodent Neutral has no zinc added, while still guaranteeing a great fit and strong hold. Fixodent Neutral guarantees the same great fit and strong hold as Fixodent Original. Its comfortable adhesive seal lets you talk, eat, drink, and laugh with confidence!
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When you say "reported to be associated with serious health problems", would you please provide a link to the research that that assertion is based on? Thank you.
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June Gwynn

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Why does fixodent leave a taste in your mouth
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How soon after my partial goes in can I use fixodent?