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1.1K Points

Thu, Dec 31, 2015 6:33 PM

First time using fixodent plus

So I've bought some fixodent plus .. going too use it for the first time tomo .. says should keep my denture in place for 4 days .. don't think I could cope with my denture in for that length of time .. are there any tips thanks

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258 Messages

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7.3K Points

5 years ago

When I got my dentures which was a week ago they told me to keep them in for 24 hours. Then you can start taking them out to clean them and to rinse your mouth out. I don't sleep with them on because the top bothers me but when I wake up I wear them all day. I haven't used adhesive yet cuz I'm waiting for my gums to completely heal. I do have a few sore spots when I put them in. I have a soft relign on the top which creates a lot of suction.

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14.2K Points

If you find something that will hold dentures for 4 days I want to know about it. I have used adhesive from day one. I had 27 teeth (or parts) removed 2 weeks ago and immediate dentures put in at affordable dentures in Loudon Tennessee. They used fixodent powder when they put them in and told me to leave them in 24 hours. I made it till midnight. I use smokeless tobacco and hadn't had a dip since that morning and I was in an ill mood. I put a dip in and everything seemed ok. Then I went to spit it out, I couldn't get it all out and I was afraid it had gotten under my dentures. I took one of the pain pills, waited for about 30 minutes, removed the dentures, rinsed them and my mouth and put them back in with adhesive. I figured if they used adhesive when they put them in it would be ok to keep on using it. I'm not recommending these actions to anyone. I've heard of a lot of people having problems getting them back in. Now if I want a dip I remove denture first. I'm seriously considering quitting the dip. It is getting to be more trouble than it's worth. I didn't think about that when I decided to get dentures.

125 Messages

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2.5K Points

5 years ago

I don't think Fixadent Plus is going to keep your dentures that rock solid for 4 days. If it's holding that tightly and you have any trouble getting them out, rinse your mouth with warm water and then rock the denture and it should come right out. 

258 Messages

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7.3K Points

5 years ago

I just put fixodent on my dentures and it made a major difference. My top denture is not moving and feels where it should be. I thought that with the soft relign I wouldn't need it but I did indeed need some. Now i just need to get adjusted with the palate. It feels weird that something is covering my palate and I can't feel anything up there. But I'd rather have that then have no teeth at all and not being able to talk or smile.

Sorry I look so blah. Haven't made myself up yet. Lol

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598 Points

5 years ago

You don't look "blah"...Just look at that wonderful smile! Your beauty comes from within & it shows. Happy New Year! :-)

125 Messages

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2.5K Points

5 years ago

I agree with AlysiaL

815 Messages

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20.8K Points

5 years ago

If ANYONE finds ANYTHING that keeps your dentures in longer than 12 hours I want some!

Keep in mind that I'm not including the use of Comfort Grip as it was long gone by the time I got my dentures and I'm not including Comfort Lining as I have yet to try it since my dentures are all screwed up right now!

Fixodent has never held for more than 6 hours for me (and that's only if I don't eat and drink VERY little!

125 Messages

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2.5K Points

5 years ago

Again, I agree with AliciaP. Fixodent is not the miracle denture adhesive they advertise it as. But, then, none of them are. I guess the best is the Secure. 

52 Messages

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1.3K Points

5 years ago

Since I have an allergic reaction to fixodent and polident denture adhesive pastes, I have found EZO denture cushions to benefit me the best, at this time.

815 Messages

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20.8K Points

Meredith, have you tried Secure? They have one for sensitive and a regular. If you contact them, explain the allergic reaction to the others, they are likely to send you a tube of the sensitive kind for free. It is an all natural adhesive.

Might be worth looking into! www.secure.com

472 Messages

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14.2K Points

AliciaP the website is www.securedenture.com
I've not tried the secure but I tried your link to investigate. Link said page not found so I googled it.

815 Messages

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20.8K Points

Thanks Ken for checking into it! I've got it in my favorites so I don't really think about it! I have been ordering it from Amazon.

Thanks again!
A.

258 Messages

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7.3K Points

5 years ago

So after using fixodent I realized it was a huge mistake. My gums aren't healed yet. I know they're not cuz I can still see where each tooth was extracted. Anyways. When I took the dentures out my gums bled. Then I had gooy stuff on my top gum. Horrible experience. Maybe I should jus wait. ;(

125 Messages

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2.5K Points

5 years ago

Have you contacted you dentist? Is he aware of all this that you are going through? If not, maybe you should.

258 Messages

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7.3K Points

No not yet. Since it's the holidays and all I'm gonna wait. The adhesive did hold my dentures in place but since my gums aren't healed yet they bled.

815 Messages

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20.8K Points

I'm sure your dentist wouldn't mind if you called, but unless you are going somewhere or doing something that you feel you HAVE to use adhesive, I think waiting is a good plan.

During this time make sure you are doing your salt water rinses regularly and, if you haven't already, get a soft or even better an ultra-soft toothbrush to gently brush your gums, tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth with toothpaste. Some will tell you that you should use a gentle toothpaste, but I just use whatever my hubby has.

Good Luck!

258 Messages

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7.3K Points

Thanks. I use biotene mouthwash and toothpaste. For the dentures I got the polident overnight capsules to clean them. I do the salt water rinse also so that helps. I only used the adhesive because we were going to my In laws and playing games so I wanted them to feel secure. Lol. Thanks for the advice

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584 Points

My dentist told me to use a non zinc adhesive.  Does anyone know why that is.  I tried the fixodent once and worked great, hard to get it out of your mouth when you take the dentures out though.  The dentist also told me to use alcohol free mouthwash, not sure why.

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I was looking online and I can't find a clear answer as to why u should use non alcoholic mouthwash. Guessing it's due to the ingredients that it may contain. I know that they say not to use adhesives with zinc because it can harm you in the long run. But I could b wrong.