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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can i do to get gum off my dentures?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 years experience
Adhesive?: By "gum", do you mean that sticky, gooey denture adhesive (glue) you put inside the denture to make it less loose? If you have to put lots of it, you may need a new denture, or at least a procedure called "reline" to fill in the gap with more sturdy material than the denture glue. If the fit is fine but you want to know the best way to remove it, a special denture brush ; spray is the best.
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Dr. Richard Reinitz
41 years experience
Carefully: You can use vinegar gently wiping the gum off but not with a tooth brush. Try orange solvents as they dissolve organic materials.
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I need to know how do you get gum off dentures?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Carefully: Chill the dentures in cold water. Then use a wooden stick -- popsicle, tongue depressor, cuticle pusher-- or something that will not cut or scratch the acrylic, to scrape the gum off. Good luck.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Which is the trick to getting the fixodent for dentures off your gums?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Gauze: I find using dry gauze works the best. Consider using less fixodent and see your dentist about possibly having your dentures relined or remade or better yet, having implant retained dentures or teeth.
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Last updated Dec 4, 2013

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