How do you dissolve denture adhesive?

by Eclipsebigdog

How do you remove denture adhesive, releasing your dentures in your mouth? Might there be something better than hot water, which takes a lot of swishing.

  6 answers
  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Nov 16, 2018

    Hi there, Use a washcloth to clean your gums once your dentures are removed. If any adhesive remains on your gums after your dentures have been removed, you can easily get rid of this using a warm washcloth. Gently wet the cloth and rub it in gentle circular motions over your gums to clear off any remaining adhesive.

  • Elaine Elaine on Nov 16, 2018

    Mine fit poorly so I have to use a lot until the new teeth come in. I use the little flossers and scrape my gums with them.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 16, 2018

    Well I tried finding as much info. as I could pretty much all the same but did find articles that claimed to help As warm/hot water as you can stand; Warm Scope breaks it down faster;one said Chocolate????eat chocolate let it melt in your mouth. I'm thinking all that does is increase saliva??? A few suggestions about using too much adhesive for loose fitting older dentures making them harder to remove they suggested Perma-soft liner makes them fit better needing less adhesive. Can be bought on Amazon Hope this helps you.

  • Carol Divis Carol Divis on Nov 17, 2018

    I use denture cleaning wipes.I get them at WalMart. They are called Clean-It.Use dry first then wet with warm water and use again.They seem to work best for me.I do use the powder adhesive which also works best for me.I hope this helps.

  • MadameRã MadameRã on Nov 17, 2018

    *^* Warmed filtered water & one teaspoon of coconut oil; swirl decent amounts in the mouth for ten second periods, then spit out~ Do not rinse as this IS the total job.

    Do use a cup (200ml) for completion.

    *Like everything”, this might not work for all due to ‘many a reason’, however over all with general complaints (& health) find this works well & keeps the entire mouth (& body) healthy.

  • Georgia Georgia on Nov 17, 2018

    Strange as it sounds, I've found chomping on Life Savers (hard candy) loosens mine and then I swish cold, as cold as you can, in and under your dentures. The cold water makes the adhesive ball up so the clean it cloths take it off. Instead of picking and scraping off the rest suck on another piece of hard candy. It removes it and doesn't hurt or drive you nuts. Hope this works for you.