Learn how to get the perfect adhesive application
Clean and dry dentures thoroughly before applying Fixodent denture adhesive.
Apply Fixodent to dentures in strips or a series of dots. Start with a small amount at first. Do not apply too close to denture edges.
Press dentures firmly in place and hold briefly. You are using too much adhesive if the product oozes out after you insert dentures.
Many denture wearers find one use a day is sufficient. If you are using Fixodent denture adhesive more than once a day or have problems with your denture hold, consult your dentist about the fit of your dentures.
See your dentist regularly to ensure properly fitting dentures. Poorly fitting dentures may impair your health.
DO NOT use more denture adhesive cream than shown in diagram (not more than about 1.25g or 10cm, equivalent to 6 strips of dimension shown). If product oozes off denture in your mouth you are using too much.
DO NOT use product more than once a day. With proper use, the tube should last at least 4 weeks for 40g size, 5 weeks for 47g size, and at least 8 weeks for 70g size.
DO NOT use excess product for poorly fitting dentures.
DO NOT use more than directed. Contains zinc, consult a doctor if using other products containing zinc.
CONSULT your dentist regularly to ensure you have properly fitting dentures. Poorly fitting dentures may impair your health.
CAUTION: Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
How to remove
To remove dentures and residues
For dentures of any type, swish your mouth with warm water or a mouthwash such as Oral-B.
For the lower denture, pull gently while applying a rocking motion.
For the upper denture, removal may be more difficult due to the higher surface area. Place your thumb against the front teeth and press upward and outward toward your nose.
If you do not have success with these techniques and are uncomfortable leaving your dentures in overnight, you can seek assistance in a hospital emergency room or a 24-hour dental service.
To remove adhesive residue from your dentures
Use a denture cleanser for your dentures.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste and comfortably hot water to remove residue from your mouth, gums, tongue, and palette.
To avoid injury, do not use any object except your fingers (not your fingernails) to pry the dentures loose.
There are a number of published clinical studies showing that adhesives actually improve the performance of properly fitting dentures.