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Thu, Jun 27, 2013 8:50 PM

Denture adhesive. Ugh!!!

What is the best way to remove denture adhesive from your gums and the roof of your mouth when you take your teeth out? I'm having mega problems with that!
(from c.watkins2@mchsi.com)

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7 years ago

Hi, I am new to this message board. I have full Dentures, both Top and Bottom. I have had my Upper Dentures for onemonth, and my Lower Dentures for 7 days now.My lower gums are still in the process of healing. The best way I have found to remove the Flexident Cream, is to flood my mouth with Ice Cold Water. This hardens the Flexident, and then I can pull it off my gums, like a piece of rubber. Then I brush my gums with a wide soft toothbrush and toothpaste, to remove any left over.
Also, I have found that Diet Coke and Mouth Wash will dissolve the Flexident. Any timeI swish my mouth with Diet Coke or Biotene Mouth Wash, it dissolves the Flexident and makes my dentures loose grip.

(from PurKat)

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7 years ago

i havnt had dentures very long but after i remove the teeth i drink hot coffee...i cant taste the adhesive and it seems to get rid of it
(from kbird51)

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7 years ago

I have been using powder on my uppers and the gooy stuff on the lowers. My question to you is how is the powder working for you on the lowers, and is there any trick to that.
(from Nation)

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7 years ago

i switched to the powder it's so much better and your teeth feel more natural and lasts a long time it's so much easier to remove the powder hardly any left on gums
(from windswept)

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7 years ago

I learned early on that diet cola and/or warm water would release the gummy leftovers. I've worn dentures for 20+ years and have always preferred Fixodent, though I often can't afford it. My main complaint now is...getting the stuff out of its tube! I recently tried the "food seal" type, and even putting the tube into HOT water doesn't help! I now have the tube sealed with a toothpick, which has helped more than anything; the original cap was useless after the first day. Is anyone else having this problem? I can't afford the stuff if this is the way it's being produced, and I really did like it once I was able to get it on my dentures. It's really disgusting to have such a good product in such a lousy container!

(from Miss Ann)

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My mom has been having this problem, though the last batch we bought at costco seems better.  You still have to fight if you want to be able to use all of it though.  Now I have dentures, and am appreciating all of the tips I am getting here.  I have different problems than mom did.  I get real nauseated if I have too much trouble getting the paste out.  I'm going to try seabond, because my other mom used it for years, and loved it.

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I eat a couple Oreos and this does the trick. Problem is, I'm swallowing the gunk along with the cookies. Hope this is OK and I won't have any side effects as I have to use a lot of Polygrip, or my newish uppers will fall out when I speak or eat. I have an appointment in early Dec for a possible reline.

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7 years ago

Wow that was great advice and encouragement. God bless you.
Tanya. My first nine days
(from theseer)

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7 years ago

I always think if you have brand new dentures you don't need adhesive, they don't fit ,so I would speak to the guy that made them. I just got mine yesterday and the suction is so good it's hard to get them out.Not bragging just saying. What I don't understand is why do they make the palot so darn thick. It feels like you have a small frizby in your mouth. I wore upper partials for 42 years and they were weightless and thin and very comfortable. They were as lite as a feather. These are heavy and that is probably why we start right out with fit problems. I don't know just something to think about.

(from Arlie)

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If you get immediate dentures, ie they put them in the day they pulled your teeth, your gums will change as they heal, and they usually include a soft reline at 3 to 4 months, and a hard reline at 12 months.  So, before your soft reline especially, there will be need for creams, powders or wafers. Also most people will need some kind of help with their bottom plate if they don't have any anchor teeth.

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7 years ago

Rinse with warm water and brush your palot and gums with a soft brush.
(from Arlie)

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6 years ago

Already asked for advice earlier today. 7/29/14.eocat3434@yahoo.com

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6 years ago

If I eat hot soup that also contains an acid as in Chinese or Thai hot and sour soup, my upper gets loose (don't have a lower) after one bowl. Annoying. Then my denture starts making squishy noises which is embarrassing. It doesn't help that I have a high arched palate resulting in  less suction.