Last week someone mentioned a product called fiddycent. I googled it and a website for Secure came up. It's a water proof sealant. I sent an email and asked if there was anyway I could get a sample because I am spending 30 bucks a week on this/that trying to find something to keep them in my mouth. Today I received a full tube, pkg of cleansers and a pkg of bottom denture cushion adhesives. It's late in the afternoon here in Texas so I will try it in the morning and let you know how they worked. Some of the testimonials I read say they stayed in on some people for 2-3 days.
The box said 12 hours but there are some people that are reporting the 2-3 day success.
I can only get 4- 6 hours of holding on the bottoms and that's only if I don't eat or drink anything except maybe a few sips of room temperature water.
They say it gets better. I pray they are right!
I've been trying to wear my full set of dentures for about a year and a half now and still have trouble with them. My favorite food is pizza and can't eat it with or without the dentures. I was told to try mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese, the food sticks to the upper roof of the dentures and pieces get stuck between the lowers and my mouth. I can't even take my medicines with them in; the pills get hung up and I get choked. And sometimes my mouth gets so dry I can't even talk; Biotene does not help and I have to carry a bottle of Pepsi or water everywhere I go; even to church where I teach two classes and lead the singing.
I'm so aggravated but if I go without them, people make fun of me----even the preacher in his sermon. I do have a great smile now but my gums are so painful most of my smiles are phony. I am like you AliciaP, I refuse to eat out and only eat with my dentures out, sitting in my bedroom, by myself and watching TV.
I'm single, 66 years old, and it's hard to get a date when they know I won't eat when going to a restaurant.
I also have a lot of trouble cleaning my mouth, trying to get the glue out. It sometimes takes 30 minutes or longer to get it all out. I use Fixodent (both glue and powder). The powder is easier on my gums but they still hurt. If there's an easy way to get all the glue out, I would surely like to know. A toothbrush is not much help and I wind up picking the glue out with my fingers.
Help! Help! Help!
Terry D. Rogers
Have you tried Secure? I LOVE it! I use the paste on the tops (watch YouTube videos about how to apply and DEFINITELY start with a small amount and go from there). I then use the Secure strips on the lowers. I have actually dined with my entire family - Thanksgiving . I took my time but was able to eat EVERYTHING!
I will add my usual disclaimer
***THIS IS MY EXPERIENCE, YOUR EXPERIENCE MAY BE DIFFERENT***
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. Hope this helps!
My heart goes out to you all, as I'm in my room due to a broken upper plate with a face collision on the ice.