FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Denture Cleanser Tablets

  • 1. What is the best way to clean dentures?

    Caring for your denture is as important as caring for natural teeth. Regular toothpastes used on natural teeth may not be suitable for dentures as they may scratch the denture surface. Dentures need cleaning daily, and because they are different from natural teeth, they require specialist methods, like a denture cleanser, which are designed to effectively remove bacteria and reduce plaque and stain build up when used as directed.

  • 2. How do I use Polident Denture Cleansers?

    1. Drop one Polident Cleanser tablet into enough very warm (not hot) water to cover denture for the time stated on the pack instructions.
    2. After soaking for 3-5 minutes with the denture cleansing tablets, brush denture with the solution using a soft brush.
    3. Rinse denture well with running water. Discard solution immediately after use.
  • 3. Is there a limit to how long dentures can be left in the Polident solution?

    The denture cleanser should be used for the recommended soaking times on pack. The used solution should be discarded after a single soak.

  • 4. How do Polident Denture Cleansers work?

    When used as directed, the multi-ingredient cleaning system in Polident helps clean dentures by removing plaque and stains and removing odour-causing bacteria. The oxidants, sodium perborate, sodium percarbonate and potassium monopersulfate, in the formulation are bleaches and work to remove* the stains that can build up each day. They help in removing bacteria that are harboured by your dentures. 

    The detergent, sodium lauryl sulfate, cleans dentures by helping to lift the stain debris from the surface. The effervescent ingredients, sodium bicarbonate and citric acid, help to break down the tablet and disperse the other ingredients so they can get to work cleaning your denture. These actions are helped by brushing your dentures with the solution after soaking.

     

    *when used as directed

  • 5. How often can I use Polident Denture Cleanser?

    Polident Cleanser is recommended for daily use.

  • 6. Can I use more or less Polident Denture Cleaning tablets than recommended?

    No, always use Polident formula as directed.

  • 7. Can I use Polident soaking solution multiple times for cleaning the dentures?

    No. The used solution should be discarded after a single soak.

  • 8. Should I use 1 tablet per denture (upper and lower) or 1 tablet per all the dentures I have?

    Place both dentures in a glass and use one tablet.

  • 9. Why is it important to use Polident every day?

    A daily denture cleaning regime is essential to maintain good oral and denture hygiene.

    Once a denture is placed in the mouth, plaque, stains and bacteria start to build up.

    Polident is specifically formulated for removing plaque and stains without damaging the denture. It also removes* 99.9% of odour causing bacteria**.

    We recommend soaking daily with Polident Denture Cleanser followed by brushing with the solution and a thorough rinse under running water.

    *when used as directed
    **in laboratory tests

  • 10. Why should I use Polident tablets instead of regular toothpaste? Is it better than regular toothpaste?

    Regular toothpastes contain abrasives that help clean natural teeth primarily through mechanical action. The acrylic used in dentures is softer than natural enamel. Therefore abrasives in toothpaste can scratch the denture surface, helping to create the ideal conditions for growth of odour-causing bacteria.

    Polident unique denture cleanser tablet formulations are non-abrasive, specifically designed to be gentle on dentures but help remove odour causing bacteria.

  • 11. I’ve noticed flecks in the Polident solution. Is that normal?

    After the Polident solution has fully dissolved, you may notice sediment at the bottom of the container. This is normal.

    Remember to thoroughly rinse your denture with running water as part of your denture care routine before placing it in your mouth.

Denture Wipes

  • 1. What is the product?

    Polident Cleansing Wipes is a product that enables you to refresh your denture or oral health appliances quickly & easily without the need for water. It helps remove odour causing bacteria and tough food particles from your denture.

  • 2. How does it work?

    Food & bacteria on your denture/oral health appliances can cause bad breath. Polident Cleansing Wipes’ unique material & double mint emulsion instantly wipes away food & bacteria so you can enjoy a clean & fresh denture.

  • 3. How should I use the Wipe?

    Polident Cleansing Wipes are easy to use. Just remove the denture from your mouth, wipe away trapped food particles & odour-causing bacteria with one wipe and then discard the wipe in the bin.

    Enjoy the instant fresh feeling with this convenient non-rinse format.

  • 4. What is the wipe made of? What ingredients does it have?

    Polident Cleansing wipes have a unique combination of:

    a.  Soft, robust & tear-resistant tissue.

    b.  Pre-moistened with a double mint emulsion of spearmint & peppermint flavours for a quick, convenient & effective clean.

    The ingredients are: Purified Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan laurate, Propylene glycol, Potassium sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid, Flavour, Disodium EDTA, Sodium saccharin, Limonene and Linalool.

  • 5. How is it different from cleanser tablets?

    The Polident Cleanser tablets are a deep cleanse proposition. The cleanser removes 99.9%^ of odour causing bacteria and when used as directed can help remove tough stains. Use the cleanser daily for a deep clean of your denture. Soak your denture in water with the tablet for 3 minutes or overnight for a cleaner, fresher and brighter denture.

    Polident Cleansing Wipes offer a quick refresh on-the-go. They wipe away trapped food & bacteria for a quick clean. Use discreetly anytime, anywhere to increase confidence without the need for water.

    Use the cleanser tablet & cleansing wipes daily as part of your denture cleaning regime.

  • 6. When can I use Wipes?

    Polident Cleansing Wipes are designed to be an on-the-go cleaning product. They can be used anytime, anywhere since they offer a discreet and convenient refreshing option.

  • 7. How is it different from other every day wipes?

    Polident Wipes are made of a non-woven tear-resistant tissue pre-moistened with a mint flavour enhancing the taste sensation. It is designed for everyday use.

  • 8. How many wipes are in a pack?

    There are 20 wipes in a Polident Cleansing Wipes pack. The pack has a resealable lid to help preserve the moisture of the wipes. The pack is easy to use for on-the-go convenience.

  • 9. Is a prescription required to buy the product?

    No, it’s available in Pharmacy & Grocery stores.

Denture Adhesive

  • 1. How do I use Polident Denture Adhesive?

    1. Clean and dry your dentures
    2. Apply Polident adhesive as directed on pack in short strips not too close to the denture edges
    3. Rinse mouth before inserting dentures
    4. Press dentures into place, hold firmly and bite down for a few seconds to secure
    5. When using for the first time, apply a small amount of adhesive. It may take a few attempts to find the right amount for your denture. Wait several minutes before eating or drinking. Always follow the instructions on the pack.
  • 2. Can I use denture adhesives regularly?

    Polident denture adhesives have a long established efficacy profile when used according to label directions. Visit your dentist regularly to ensure correct denture fit.

  • 3. Is there a limit to the amount of denture adhesive that I can use in a day?

    You should always follow label use instructions and use the smallest amount necessary to get the desired benefit. Applied once a day as per usage instructions, it has been proven to provide all day hold (up to 12 hours).

  • 4. Why do I sometimes experience oozing when using Polident Denture Adhesive?

    When you experience oozing of denture adhesive cream from beneath dentures, it's a sign that you’re using too much. If oozing occurs, reduce the amount of denture adhesive that you are applying.

  • 5. How long does Polident Denture Adhesive hold?

    Our formulation provides an effective all-day hold for well-fitting dentures (up to 12 hours) — depending upon the individual, the fit of the denture, and the amount of saliva in the mouth and the foods and beverages that are consumed. Visit your dentist regularly.

  • 6. How do Polident Denture Adhesives work?

    Polident adhesives have demonstrated in clinical studies to provide the benefits of all-day hold and sealing out food particles. The adhesive swells in the presence of moisture (saliva) and excludes the air from between the denture and gums. Spaces between the denture and gums are reduced, giving you greater confidence to bite harder and eat a healthy varied diet.

  • 7. How does Polident Denture Adhesive seal out food?

    Polident denture adhesives hydrate to form a physical barrier. This physical barrier serves to help seal out food particles from getting trapped between the gums and the denture.

  • 8. How do I remove the adhesive from my mouth and dentures?

    You should swish your mouth with warm water and then take the dentures out slowly using rocking motions.

    To remove adhesive residue from dentures, soak in a Polident Denture Cleanser as per label instructions and brush any remaining adhesive from the denture.

    To remove adhesive residue from the mouth, brush the roof of the mouth and gums with a toothbrush, and warm water.

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