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104 Points

Wed, Jan 14, 2015 12:20 PM

New start

Day 4 of having dentures. (put in immediately after 7 extractions) Just curious on if what my dentist told me is correct. I specifically asked if I should brush daily, how often do I take them out. He said...to keep them in as long as I can for a month then take them out and clean them once a week. Well...they're uncomfortable, I assumed it's because it's a foreign object in my mouth. But reading things here. I'm guessing that's not the case. I know I pretty much have to learn to eat again. I haven't tried solid stuff yet. I attempted a piece of melon and yeah, that's a no go. As my extractions still feel much like a bruise. I'm ok with that. Just wondering will I ever get to eat a steak again? haha. My real concern is...how often do I remove these? What do I use to clean them? Where do I find a denture brush? I didn't know there was a difference, I've been brushing them like I do my teeth daily with my regular electric brush. I hope I haven't ruined them :( 
Kind of upset my dentist didn't give me more specific information.

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2.7K Points

6 years ago

Call his office and ask the questions. As for brushing I was told to use a soft bristle toothbrush. Dint know when you can take them out...question for the denist...but I have heard others say it was hard to get them back in due to the healing. Not sure about the steak...I cant do that yet.lol

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104 Points

Patti I did call, I even went back the following Monday after my procedure (as a check up) and asked again. I got the same response as I stated. That's why I'm here asking :) Eating is definitely different. Not that I'm complaining I could stand to lose a few lbs lol

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252 Points

6 years ago

When I had my teeth pulled I had 28 extractions at once I was told to leave my dentures in for 24hr and then take them out at night following the first night. I soak mine in denture cleansing tabs at night. I was told as I'm brushing then you hold them like you mouth is shut and brush softly up and down not across the teeth as they say it will ware then down. It took me about 1 1/2 months before I could eat steak but it is possible just remember to keep them in and don't mess with them while they are in and you will get used to them a lot quicker. It will be tender and sore but gotta remember it's traumatic to your mouth to have teeth pulled. Hope that helps.

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I was told leave them in, then take them out at night. I have heard from many that had them out for a while before they even got the dentures. Keeping them in has it's merits but I don't think it's essential. I was told not to brush, just use soft toothbrush if stuff is stuck in them. Most of cleaning should be from soaking. I wipe excess adhesive off with a soft paper towel or tissue then soak. Warm salt rinse helps heal sore gums.
Personally i don't plan to eat steak or corn on the cob but I can live with that. As your gums shrink they will feel better but denture them can become looser and more adhesive is needed.
If we could only find dentists that have dentures and first hand experience we may get better advice.

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296 Points

I don't think your dentist is giving you the right information. You need to clean them everyday and also brush your gums as well. You have your temporary ones in now right? The reason you need to leave them in so your gums don't swell up after getting all your teeth pulled but you can take them out to clean them everyday. Also your dentist should of gave you a welcome kit that should of came with a toothbrush, cleaning tablets and a tube of fixodent adhesive and a box to put your denture in to soak them. I just got my permedent ones in December. It took several months for my gums to heal. It did take some time to learn how to eat again but now I can eat anything even a steak. Also a tip I was useing the fixodent cream made my mouth sticky and gross until I found the fixodent powder(love it) so much better then the past. It will take time to get used to your new dentures but you will get there. Good luck and clean them every day.

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What's the difference between the cream and the powder?

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296 Points

These are my new ones

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296 Points

The cream is sticky and gets on the inside of my mouth which feels so gross. Until the my dentist told me about the powder which I never new they had one. I love it. The difference for me is the mess the past makes. The powder holds just as well.

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538 Points

6 years ago

I use warm water to take my dentures out. Sometime something sweet that you are eating will loosen them too.

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104 Points

Taking them out is easy for me. As I'm still new I don't have the need for an adhesive yet. I still have quite a bit of swelling due to extractions. 

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You are lucky Heather......Hope that continues for you.

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Yes Heather I hope it stays that way for you. Of course if you dont use a paste then you wont have the problem.

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2.9K Points

6 years ago

Hi Heather, welcome to the forum! I’m sorry to hear that your transition to dentures hasn’t been very comfortable. Unfortunately, that’s often the case with dentures put in right after extractions- not fun! I hope the advice you’ve received so far helps a bit. As some have said, you can clean your dentures with a soft toothbrush, denture brush, denture cleansing tablets, or any combination of those. It also sounds like you didn’t get a starter pack for your dentures- if you’d like, please click this personalized link and I’ll get one to you.
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Thanks for joining! :)

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Thank YOU Stephanie! No I didn't receive anything. I did get a how to care for paper and that was for extractions. Which was kind of silly to me. I will make sure to mention it when I go back in in 6 weeks for my realign. I tried the link above but got this error...Error:Sorry this page has expired. Let us know If you need to resubmit any details and we will send a new link. Your case number is21916733

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Sorry about the bad link, Heather- here's a new one. A friendly reminder to other forum members-- this link is for Heather only, and if you submit on it she won't be able to. Also, your information won't be accepted. Thanks! :)

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2.7K Points

6 years ago

Warm salt water helps them come out.

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1.4K Points

6 years ago

I, too, would like to have one of your "starter packs."  My dentist gave me only minimal supplies and no printed information to help me get started.  Consequently, at going on a year out from my first extractions, I'm still having problems.  I have used Fixodent, but I encounter problems with it the same as with most other brands on the market.  I think I must be doing something wrong.

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Hi Mara, sorry to hear that your dentist didn't provide you with more information to get you started! Here's a link for how to apply Fixodent adhesive cream and powder, in case you haven't seen it already: http://www.dentureliving.com/fixodent-denture-products/how-to-use-fixodent-denture-adhesive
Also, please click the below personalized link and I'll get something in the mail for you. Thanks! :)
For Mara Jane Fisk only: 
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588 Points

Ok the only thing my dentist gave me was the mouth guard for the dentures at night and that was it he told me buy a tooth brush and a denture tooth paste when ask him about adhesive he said fixodent and gave me this website and also a very small tube of it. No instructions though on how to do anything. Thanks for this site it has been a god send

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Hello and this is a great site!  I am wondering if the Rep Mara would help me to get a starter pack and also could you tell me if it is safe to leave the denture in for about 5 days or longer until the stitches come out.  I am rinsing with the oral rinse for healing.  I am taking my antibiotics as well.  

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2.7K Points

6 years ago

Iam not worried about the zinc. We need it in our diet anyway. Even the products that say no zinc still have a small amount in them.
No matter how long there in there is still foing to be some paste left in the mouth. But the longer in the better and the less amount you use the better. I rinse out with warm/hot salt water, then use a washcloth to rub it off. Its usually worse on the palate.
I have used the powder today and dont think its very good. Goes on easy but I can feel that it will my lower will come loose as soon as I eat.

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8.2K Points

6 years ago

One thing is clear, we are all different. At least we have options now and people to share with that care and understand.

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538 Points

6 years ago

I find that fixodent with scope is the easiest to get off.

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6 years ago

Well I dont care for the powder....another 9 bucks wasted. Stayed on for 4 hours loose as soon as I took a bite. And I am not eating anything hard or sticky.