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Questions & Answers about Fixodent Denture Adhesive

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Posted: Jun 22, 2021

Questions & Answers about Fixodent Denture Adhesive

How long does the denture adhesive cream last?

Our aim has always been to create the best denture adhesive possible. Every variety of Fixodent denture adhesive is specially formulated to provide a firm grip and improved comfort for a whole day. The degree and duration of hold may vary from person to person. Fixodent can be used on both full and partial dentures.

Can Fixodent improve my denture fit?

The simple answer is yes. Published clinical studies conclude that the application of denture adhesives such as Fixodent denture adhesive can improve the performance of properly fitting dentures. Its use can also help reduce irritation and sore spots that sometimes occur as a result of denture rub. Remember though, your mouth’s tissues are soft and can change shape over time so rigid dentures may not always fit perfectly. If you feel any discomfort, be sure to consult your dentist.

How does Fixodent denture adhesive actually work?

Fixodent denture adhesive is specially developed to work with your mouth for a secure and comfortable hold. The natural moistures present in your mouth causes Fixodent’s soft cream to change into an elastic-like membrane. This then grips your dentures tightly enabling you to bite and eat more naturally and confidently.

How do I apply Fixodent denture adhesive cream?
  1. Clean and dry your dentures thoroughly.

  2. Squeeze Fixodent on to your dentures in either a few dots or a strip. Apply a little at first and do not apply adhesive too close to the edges of your dentures.

  3. Press your dentures firmly in place and hold for a few seconds. If Fixodent oozes from the sides of your dentures, you’re using too much.

  4. Experiment to determine which type of Fixodent is the best dental adhesive for you and how much you should apply.

  5. Most people need just one daily application. If you are experiencing problems getting your dentures to hold or you are applying Fixodent more than once a day, ask your dentist to review the fit of your dentures.

  6. As a matter of course, you should consult your dentist regularly to continue to achieve a proper fit. Badly fitting dentures may impair your health.

Hint: To avoid clogging, try to keep the nozzle and cap dry. Use a pin to re-open should the tip becomes clogged.

How do I remove my dentures?

Fixodent denture adhesive starts to release its hold when it absorbs excess water. To break the seal between Fixodent and your gums, try the following:

  1. Swish mouthwash or warm water around your mouth.

  2. To release your lower denture, apply a rocking motion as you gently pull the denture away.

  3. Removing your upper denture requires a slightly different technique as your dentures have a large surface area to grip. Place your thumb against your front teeth, then press up and out towards your nose.

If these techniques are unsuccessful and you are uncomfortable keeping your dentures in overnight, either visit a hospital accident and emergency department or a 24-hour dental surgery.

Caution: To prevent injury, never use any object except your fingers (but not your fingernails) to loosen or prise away your dentures.

How do I remove adhesive residue?

A denture cleanser should be used to remove any Fixodent denture adhesive from your dentures. Any Fixodent on the inside or roof of your mouth, tongue, gums or palate can be easily removed using toothpaste, warm to hot water and a soft-bristled toothbrush.

What is the life expectancy of Fixodent denture adhesives?

Fixodent is formulated to be stable and long-lasting and has a shelf-life of three years if stored at room temperature.

Does Fixodent denture adhesive contain any zinc?

Yes, but only a small amount is used to help Fixodent maintain its grip. Zinc helps your dentures remain firmly in place so that you can talk, eat and chew with real confidence. The daily amount is actually less than the zinc you’d find in most daily multivitamins and around the same as 170g of beef mince.