I’m Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager, and I’m glad you enjoy Fixodent Free! To remove residue from your mouth, I recommend rinsing your mouth with comfortably hot water and gently brushing your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. You can also rinse your mouth with a mouthwash such as Scope. Try not to pick the residue from your mouth, as this could cause irritation. And as previously suggested, try using less adhesive. Three small strips on your top and bottom denture are enough to provide all day hold.
Since you mentioned you have to tug to get your dentures out, rinsing with comfortably hot water will loosen the seal to help remove them. If you still can’t get them out, rinse your mouth with water again and blow up a balloon or blow a whistle. This should do the trick!
Since you’re new to dentures, I’d like to send you a little something through the mail. Would you mind sending me an email with your name & address? Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Denture Living 2132 in the subject line.