We must remember the good news about dentures ....

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Dentures are hard to get used to and it's funny remembering everyone that had them when i was a kid and no one complained about them. Now that I have them, wow....

I did a little work on them to get them to work. I really don't want to explain what i did because i don't want anyone listening to me and doing it because its not proper but anyway after three years they are in and I have to still get used to them.

They feel okay but a little different. I went to the donut shop yesterday and had two plain dry donuts to get used to them. I am trying to get used to not eating on the left side like I have always done because it just doesn't work that way, you have to kinda eat in the center so my habits will have to change.

I would think that one on the best things about them is taking them out..lol... You work all day with them, or do whatever and when you go to watch some TV or play on the computer you can take them out and relax.. A little different feeling.

What are your thoughts about this?
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Jodie

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I was thinking exactly the same thing about how our parents/grandparents put up with these things & hardly mentioned them. I'm testing a small partial just to see if I can tolerate the material, and I can't wait to get the bluddy thing out at the end of 6 hours every day, I am watching the clock and the last 2 hours goes really slowly. My whole consciousness just wants this thing OUT of my mouth, its so annoying - I'm on the 5th week of testing & I'm no more used to it now than I was when I started this experiment! How long does it take til you dont even notice I wonder - or maybe that never happens. Its chrome cobalt too, supposed to be more comfortable than other materials.
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Danny

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Ive been taking a nap with them..lol trying to keep them in..
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Lol

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I can help you. I went through the same thing
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Elizabeth Thompson

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I had seven top teeth extracted on October 30, 2015, did not get my denture for three months and it is called a permanent denture not an immediate or I guess I would've gotten it immediately. My dentist did not offer an immediate. I am still not used to them, trying different adhesives. since they will not stay in without adhesive. Going for a hard reline at the end of this month or beginning of May. Hoping they will feel more snug and maybe I will not need adhesive any longer. I have spoken with many people who like me have a top denture and do not use adhesive at all. I remember when my father was alive he had a denture but he didn't like the way it felt so he never wore it. I know a lady my sister's mother-in-law who has had several sets of dentures never liked any of them and just won't wear them. So I don't know if the people you are thinking of Who never complained about them were even wearing their denture.
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Ken

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AliciaP,
I been wondering where you've been. Hope you are feeling better soon!
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AliciaP

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Hi Ken & everyone!

I am just barely starting to feel better! I have been dealing with asthmatic bronchitis, a sinus infection and double ear infection for over a week now. You just have to love having multiple auto-immune disorders. You never just catch a cold!

Thanks for thinking of me Ken.

And Shay, I haven't forgotten about you! I promise!
I haven't been online to do or say anything! It looks like I've missed a lot! I better get reading.

Happy Chewing to All!
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CherylK (Shay)

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Hi AliciaP I am glad you feel better!! I have controlled asthma it only acts up when I get sick. I have a nebulizer that I use when I am sick. It seems that I keep the cough for weeks afterwards. It sure is good to hear from you!  
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Glad you are feeling better Alicia! Now I have caught something myself. I thought it was just allergies but now I think I've got a respiratory infection. Either that or breathing the dust from grinding on my homemade dentures for the first couple of days before I stared using a mask got to me.
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CherylK (Shay)

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I hope you feel better Ken!! :)
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Danny

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My uncle had a great move. If he didnt like what you where talking about his top teeth would slip out in this position that gave you a laugh... and then he'd pull them back in.. haha.. good memory.
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CherylK (Shay)

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My Grandpa  (God rest his soul) used to take his top plate out and scare me as a very little girl. It is my first memory of him. lol
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Here are some great tips about how to apply Fixodent Powder adhesive:

  1. Clean and rinse your dentures but do not dry them.
  2. Apply powder, while the dentures are still wet, in thin layers.
  3. Hold the product upside down with the tip directly over the channel around the top of the dentures.
  4. Gently tap or squeeze the container and allow the powder to smoothly flow into the channel.
  5. For best results, put a thin, even layer of powder over the entire surface that touches the gums and sticks to the roof of your mouth.
  6. Shake off any excess powder.
  7. Put the dentures in your mouth and firmly press them into place. Hold the dentures there for a few seconds.
Additional Tips:
  • Keep the tip of the nozzle dry to prevent the opening from clogging. If the tip becomes clogged, unblock it with a pin.
  • The packaging recommends you use 1⁄4 teaspoon of powder for each denture, but the correct amount for you will be based on the type and size of the dentures. You will find the right amount for you through trial and error.
  • Do not use more than once a day.
  • Do not use excess powder for poorly fitting dentures.
  • Consult your dentist regularly to ensure you have properly fitting dentures. Poorly fitting dentures may impair your health.
Hope this helps. 
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Whether you choose powder or cream adhesive, it can sometimes be hard to remove the residue from your mouth. Here is our suggestion. 
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. Of course you may want to experiment to see what amount of product is best for you aka not using too much. Thanks.