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fixodent® questions and answers


Does Fixodent contain zinc?
How much zinc do I get from Fixodent?
What is the recommended daily allowance(RDA) for zinc?
Is the amount of zinc one gets from Fixodent safe?
Can adhesives improve my denture fit?
How does Fixodent adhesive cream work?
How much Fixodent adhesive cream should I use?
How long will my tube of Fixodent denture adhesive cream last?
How does Fixodent adhesive powder work?
How long does the hold last?
How do I remove my dentures?
How do I remove adhesive residue?
What is the shelf life of Fixodent denture adhesives?
Is there a small purse or travel-size Fixodent available?

Does Fixodent contain zinc?

Yes. Zinc is used in Fixodent denture adhesives to help provide denture hold. Fixodent helps the denture stay in place securely so you can eat, chew, and talk more confidently.


Our scientific research shows that the amount of zinc an average user absorbs from Fixodent is approximately 2 mg.


It is important to use Fixodent as directed. Excessive and prolonged zinc intake is reported to be associated with serious health problems. Consult a doctor if using other products containing zinc.



Click here for more information on how to use Fixodent.

Click here for more information on zinc from the Office of Dietary Supplements.


How much zinc do I get from Fixodent?

Our scientific research shows that the amount of zinc an average user absorbs from Fixodent is approximately 2 mg.


What is the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for zinc?

The recommended daily allowance for zinc is 11 mg per day and 8 mg per day for men and women, respectively.


Is the amount of zinc that one gets from Fixodent safe?

Yes. Our scientific research shows that the amount of zinc an average user absorbs from Fixodent is approximately 2 mg.


It is important to use Fixodent as directed. Excessive and prolonged zinc intake is reported to be associated with serious health problems. Consult a doctor if using other products containing zinc.


Can adhesives improve my denture fit?

Yes. There are a number of published clinical studies showing that denture adhesives actually improve the performance of properly fitting dentures. Using denture adhesives might help reduce irritation and sore spots caused by denture rub. Denture adhesive is not a substitute for poorly fitting dentures. See your dentist or prosthodontist regularly to ensure properly fitting dentures, as poorly fitting dentures may impair health. It is important to use Fixodent as directed. There is no gain in hold from using more adhesive than directed. There is no additional hold benefit by applying more adhesive than directed. Excessive and prolonged zinc intake is reported to be associated with serious health problems. Consult a doctor is using other products containing zinc.


How does Fixodent adhesive cream work?

When you use Fixodent adhesive cream, the natural moisture in your mouth changes the soft cream into an elastic-like membrane that helps hold your dentures tight, so you can bite harder and eat more naturally.


How much Fixodent adhesive cream should I use?

To Apply Adhesive
  1. Clean & Dry Dentures
  2. Apply Adhesive in thin strips as shown on carton
  3. Insert Dentures and hold briefly in place
  • DO NOT use more product than shown in diagram (for full dentures, not more than 6 strips or about 3 inches in total length.) For Fixodent Plus Gum Care, please refer to the application instructions and diagram on the carton. If product oozes off denture in your mouth you are using too much.
  • DO NOT use product more than once a day.
  • DO NOT use excess product for poorly fitting dentures. There is no additional hold benefit by applying more adhesive than directed.
  • Consult your dentist regularly to ensure you have properly fitting dentures. Poorly fitting dentures may impair your health.

WARNING: It is important to use Fixodent as directed. Contains zinc. Excessive and prolonged zinc intake is reported to be associated with serious health problems. Consult a doctor if using other products containing zinc.

How long will my tube of Fixodent denture adhesive cream last?

The directions on the product packaging will guide you as to how long a tube of Fixodent should last. Write the date of package opening on the carton label under the "important" statement or a calendar. The longevity will vary depending on the size of the tube of Fixodent you are using. For example a 2.4 oz tube of Fixodent should last at least 7 to 8 weeks, while a 1.4 oz tube should last at least 4 to 5 weeks. This product should not be used more than once a day.


How does Fixodent adhesive powder work?

Fixodent adhesive powder provides a firm, comfortable hold for dentures by forming a thin, powerful seal on the denture. Fixodent adhesive powder increases biting force, might help to reduce tissue irritation, and reduces social embarrassment from loose dentures.


How long does the hold last?

The hold depends on the person, but Fixodent is formulated to last all day.


How do I remove my dentures?

As the Fixodent denture adhesive absorbs excess water, the hold will loosen. Several techniques may help you break the seal between the adhesive and the gum tissue:

  • For dentures of any type, swish your mouth with warm water or a mouthwash such as Crest® Pro-Health™.
  • For the lower denture, pull gently while applying a rocking motion.
  • For the upper denture, removal may be more difficult due to more surface area. Place your thumb against the front teeth and press upward and outward toward your nose.
  • If you do not have success with these techniques and are uncomfortable leaving your dentures in overnight, you can seek assistance in a hospital emergency room or a 24-hour dental service.

CAUTION: To avoid injury, do not use any object except your fingers (not your fingernails) to pry the dentures loose.

How do I remove adhesive residue?

To remove adhesive residue from your dentures, use a denture cleanser such as Fixodent Antibacterial Denture Cleanser with Scope Ingredients. To remove adhesive residue from your mouth, gums, tongue, and palate, brush the roof of your mouth and gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste such as Crest, and comfortably hot water.


What is the shelf life of Fixodent denture adhesives?

Average shelf life is three years when stored at room temperature.


Is there a small purse or travel-size Fixodent available?

Fixodent Plus Gum Care to go is available in convenient travel-size tubes at many local retailers.


For more information, please contact us at 800-214-8871.

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