Debra Lemke: Kal; tell your Mom she should force herself to practice with her dentures
even if they don't fix perfect, if she isn't wearing them her muscles get
use to nothing in her mouth and this is a set back. My dentist insisted I
heal for 6 wks w/out dentures then 4wks to make them, 10 wks w/out. This is
good & bad, good for healing but bad for functioning with dentures later.
It takes longer to get use to them (gaging issues) I still gag but less &
less as I practice and wear them every day. Good luck
Jack Torrance: I was told that getting implants is horribly painful, is that true?
kalinjax: @mygalmo LOL yeah they were extremely weird lol oh well, so much for that-
my daughter found them and had fun with them hahaha at least they're good
for something, right? lol
Michael Jones: That Sea-Bond looks like too much work for my liking. I use Fixodent powder
and it has never done me wrong. Stick with what you know is what I say :-)
bfreder: I just got out of the hospital (yes, had to have my extractions done in the
or because of other health issues) and back from the dentist. Today is day
1, hour 3, wow!! what an adjustment this is gonna be but so far so good.
Thanks for all the info, I have been watching your videos since I started
my process, you have been a huge help and a tremendous inspiration!!!
Merrida100: @kalinjax Can you recommend a brand? My uppers have never been relined
(this is just occuring to me now) and I always have to use adhesive, but
it's no big deal. I don't even think about them anymore (except to wish
they fit w/o anything). The bottoms, I can go with or without depending on
what I have to do but it'd be nice to have them at least feel a little
tighter. Thank you for helping so much. You have given me the positive
attitude, a new way to accept. Thanks for changing my life.
kalinjax: @jeo22061 A woman should NOT have to go without lipstick! That's just
wrong! I think that's a big milestone for most women going through this and
it's so funny because I swear I thought I was a weirdo because of it:-)
Yes, we are going to make sure she explains all of this to the dentist-
then go for a second opinion elsewhere if he says he can't/won't correct
Debra Lemke: Oh I can have a conversation with top and bottom not glued, this is good
practice for using your tongue and muscles to control keeping the dentures
secure. Remember I have only had them for 11 weeks. In my family we have
had many that had/has dentures and most of them functioned w/out glue et… I
believe this is achievable with practice. Baby steps and patience's !
Kenya Wade: I have partails and I have been thinking of getting a full plate and idk
what to do do....also what kind iif fix ident do u use bc the cream is
slimy and the sea bond is like tissue I just don't feel confident...I can
talk and laugh with them but I'm afraid to eat with them...what can I do?
lifeliked: no way, no thanks. thank you. i like powder.
mygalmo: OMG!!!! "What is that"? is right!!! It's enormous, but hysterical at best!
If 'normal' maintenance of "new teeth" is not bad enough I don't know what
more can be other than this ENORMOUS piece of whatever. Yeah, I just got
back from CVS and stopped off to see what they're priced at, and they're
around $6.00 a box. Your poor mom and what she's been through. I hope that
her dilemma will be quickly resolved!
kalinjax: @BTBLEMKE This is what I told her to do and she insists it isn't possible.
But I will reiterate how important it is. Thank you:-)
ashleyalicecullen: My mom used to use this brand all the time. She would have to cut them down.
DayJayWo: I use a combo of the Poligrip strips and powder on both upper and lower and
it works wonders! My dentures stay in place all day and I can eat now at
just 1 month 3 days after surgery almost normal again! I can't bite down
w/front teeth yet or eat crunchy foods but I can eat chicken/tender
steak/cooked veggies and salad again. I push a little everyday and work
through any slight pain to toughen up my gums, no pain no gain is true when
it come to dentures I guess! Good luck everyone, God bless!
TheSecora1: has your mom asked the dentist if she can get those little metal implants
in her bottom jaw? they are supposed to hold the dentures VERY well as long
as they are put in properly
SPAHN MAN: I got my full dentures 2 weeks ago, I use original fixodent and it keeps
them in for at least 10 hours and even then it's hard to remove my
dentures.I'm already eating steak,chicken and shrimp with no problems just
cut into smaller pieces and easy to eat normally.I just bought cushion grip
haven't tried it yet will wait for the weekend don't want no problems
John Millar Edinburgh: I have just lost 12 teeth and have had dentures fitted . the upper is cool
although the lower was rubbing against the left gum and was really sore. I
tried Seabond lower wafers and yes it felt to big and throw my bite of
although i trimmed a small piece of and placed it on the area that was
causing me trouble and it is amazing and very comfortable now,thank freak.
It seems to be really good if you just need to stick down the problem ares
of your denture and that will prevent that overfill feelin
kalinjax: @BTBLEMKE If you don't mind (to the best of your ability, of course) could
you message me and tell me what you do to practice? I just sort of forced
myself to fail so if you have techniques I would love to pass them along to
kalinjax: @Merrida100 It's not like what the dentist uses though you can buy an at
home reline kit online. This stuff is supposed to just make your dentures
fit more comfortably.....however.....it does help with retention when the
dentures start getting loose. It's not "intended" for that use but it works
that way anyhow haha. And no, it doesn't last as long as a reline so you
just pull it out whenever it either starts getting loose or looks like it
needs to be changed.
kjbrocky: I would love to know exactly what brand and color lipstick you are wearing!
newcoyote: I wish I had seen this prior to buying them myself. After trying several
times (I am pretty good at figuring out how things work & how to best
employ them), I have concluded they are utterly useless. And like you, I am
quite young relatively to be wearing dentures. I can imagine what it would
be like for an elderly person who has deteriorated dexterity trying to fit
the damn things. The only avantage I can see is they are easier to clean
over adhesive paste but that is moot if they don't work.
Matt14x: I agree completely.....my bottom teeth are still loose, haven't been back
for my reline yet, so I'm grabbing products left and right to try to secure
my bottoms. (my top are fine--good and secure) but the wafers were a
nightmare...my choice is the fixodent powder....i've tried it all, but i
like the powder, best of luck to your mom!!
BFrazeur: Hi hope it gets better for your mom. the wafers do ooze glue come out the
top front denture and yes trimming is no fun... arrrg so at at this....
kayelyn gutierrez: I know im way behind but just wanted to let you know the polydent powder
does not have zinc
Amanda Simpson: Furthermore with the wafer you don't have the mess or the pain of removal,
you just pop out your denture and go.
nostatic1616: First of all, I hope you know how much of a blessing your channel truly is.
It is so important. People of all ages have to deal with getting dentures
and few have the courage to talk about it publicly. For a beautiful young
woman to champion the task is really encouraging to so many. Please don't
ever stop. Your such an inspiration. Second, I tried Sea Bond for the first
time this week and holy crap! It's so secure! Its a pain in the ass to have
to cut it but it does work. Better than oozy stuff
Amanda Simpson: If the bottom wafer is too big, you take a pair of scissors and cut it
down, just because it came in the box like that doesn't mean you can't
alter it, you have to make it fit you because obviously everyone's dentures
and gum line are not the same. I use the wafers for the bottom plate, and
it is the most comfortable thing ever. BUT I cut them first on the ends to
shorten them to fit better.
Tina Star: I feel so bad for your mom,,,that gag reflex if sensitive is TOUGH! It took
me awhile to over- come and I had to have mine adhered TIGHT or i would go
into a gagging frenzie, lol...tell your mom now i got to the point that i
can wear them without adhesive AFTER a reline (have had my dentures since
June)...during that rough period i thought about jumping on the implant
bandwagon,,,but..like you said so expensive and what if you don't like the
work or your mouth doesn't heal after!
Debra Lemke: I just want to add that when I practice I don't use the glue in hope that
one day I won't have to glue them in. Having dentures is hard enough, a
full mouth of plastic and adding glue really takes away from the pleasure
of tasting the true flavors of food and beverage. Its just a hurdle and I'm
sure she will conquer her goal to function with dentures. Good Luck to your
TrixGin: I am able to use the wafers on my uppers but I find that the Poligrip
strips are much better for my lowers and they are super easy to use. I just
have to cut straight across about a quarter of a inch and they fit on each
side perfect and for the first time today I was able to bite down on food
which tickled me crapless! I do have to trim the uppers but I've got it
down now and it works great for me! I don't like the ooze either. I need to
try the power, looks easy. 3 weeks today, all good! wooho
Amanda Simpson: I Never use to top wafers EVER but I swear by the bottom ones, it doesn't
affect my bite at all and it keeps my gums from getting so irritated
mygalmo: @BTBLEMKE You are so correct about this being "good & bad". My b/f sister
is a hygienist, and my family who are surgeons have a lot of knowledge
about the physical and biological aspects of healing. Each have stated
other than taking the denture out to rinse & clean, it's critical to leave
in during the 1st 24-72 hours b/cuz it acts as a bandage to the wound; will
shield the gums from food, and will help gums to adapt 90% faster w/it in
than out. Said rinse 3-5x's per day & leave out @ night
Merrida100: I was using those little adhesive strips, same idea but they come in narrow
strips about an inch and a half long, quarter inch wide or so. And you just
wet 'em and stick them where you want them. They don't get put all over the
whole denture. She might find those helpful, but, heads up, they're a pain
in the butt because like Seabond, you do have to wet each little strip and
apply. But being little strips there's no "wrinkles" and cutting to fit. I
still can't "go bare"-I need my adhesive.
jeo22061: Toilet paper! LOL!!! I went lipstick shopping this past weekend! I can't
wait to wear lip color after 30 some years! I hope that your mom goes back
to the dentist with her complaints and concerns!
Itazuke Dee: Everybody thinks the gag reflex is "mental" it is NOT.... I have 21000
dollars worth of dentures and I hate them. I had oral cancer and had no
choice getting ALL MY GOOD TEETH PULLED. SEA- BOND is a complete of waste
of money. Mom needs to go back to the dentist
Michele Nguyen: I use sea bond because I haven't had a reline yet and the wafers help
cushion my gums from my denture that isn't fitting yet. I go tomorrow for
my first soft reline so maybe the powder will work for me. But I do love
the sea bond and cutting the wafer only takes a minute. I only have uppers
Tina Star: @kalinjax WOW,,,sounds like they don't fit her mouth? sounds like they need
remade! She will never get past that if they are not right!
flynnlives09: @missycontrabandmk2 Also , I've had similar issues to your moms, such as
adhesive wont keep them in. Never has, and relines only helped me for a
day. Did she have infection in her gums when they did her initial imprints?
Because I did, and I've always felt like my dentures were off a bit. My
office just told me to keep getting them relined and that my finals would
fit. Maybe she could try just wearing her upper?
kalinjax: @mommieluvshrmakeup yeah she has had a couple of relines and it still
wouldn't work and she insists that glue just won't keep them in. They are
the strangest shaped dentures I have ever seen, really.
flynnlives09: Hey =) I used the Poligrip powder and it is zinc free. I ended up having an
allergy to zinc. Due to monetary reasons and a unreliable vehicle, I've
been having a hard time getting to my dentists office(they are a half an
hour away) to get my imprints for my finals, so I have been going without
my teeth for some time
Merrida100: When you talk about the cushion grip, do you mean the stuff the dentist
puts on (mine is white) that is soft when he applies it then hardens over
the day? It's still on months later. Like an inside reline of sorts? Or do
you mean something you buy that'll stay inside your dentures that long,
that you can remove and replace, and it helps with retention?
kalinjax: @MsAbramelinWitch Wow that's awesome! I hope once I get my perms the glue
will only be for special occasions lmao
Debra Lemke: @kalinjax In the mornings I put them in without glue, to achieve enough
suction I drink my coffee, juice or water and then keep sucking the liquid
from the dentures (this creates suction), this takes several minutes to get
them secure. So far my tops stay in place but my bottoms become loose with
movement. I have less bone in the front bottom so I'm not sure if I will
ever be able to function without glue on the bottom. So far I can eat soft
food with the top not glued but the bottom floats.
BFrazeur: oh, after 6 hrs it starts the ozzz
Debra Lemke: OMG you are so funny, I laughed my butt off when you put the upper to your
forehead. I have to tell you I tried that crap and it didn't work for me
either, that stuff must have been made for King Kong's jaw. I am
experiencing the same problem as your mom, the bottom is very loose, as we
get older we "all" have bone lose. She will most-likely have to glue and
practice. I practice using suction and muscle control in the evening after
my meals or early mornings before meals.