After being embarrased by the appearance of my teeth, I took the leap and had 10 uppers extracted and an immediate denture just one month ago. The first few days were a bit rough but it was worth it! Since the swelling has gone down, I'm finding that I'm more confident if I use the Fixodent Food Seal. It works great and seems quite powerful in the hold.
My problem is a bit crazy but hopefully I'm not the only one....by early afternoon, I start to notice an "aftertaste" that lingers throughout the day and evening until I remove the denture. Any ideas on what may be the cause? I believe I'm applying the proper amount, as there isn't any seeping.
My other issue is when I remove the denture. After prying it out of my mouth, I end up with 'strips' of the adhesive on the gum line, in the socket of one particular tooth and along the roof of my mouth. Any suggestions on the easiest way to remove it? This is, by far, the least appealing issue that I've had to deal with!
Am I doing something wrong? Is there a "Dentures for Dummies" manual that I should be reading? Any help would be greatly appreciated and worthy of my (new) smile!