1. What is the best way to clean dentures?
Caring for your dentures 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 kill bacteria and help reduce plaque and stain build up when used as directed.
2. How do I use Polident denture cleansers?
Usage instructions vary depending on which Polident product you are using. Please refer to the specific denture cleansers product page to find the right Polident product for you and to ensure you are using the product correctly.
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?
Polident “4 in 1” cleaning system contains 4 cleaning agents that act together helping to keep your denture clean. It kills 99.99% of odour-causing bacteria* and helps remove plaque and stains** for a fresher and cleaner denture. All from the very first usage, and being gentle on denture material.
*in laboratory tests
**when used as directed
The oxidants (Sodium perborate, Sodium percarbonate and Potassium monopersulfate) in the formulation work to remove the stains that can build up each day. They are also effective in killing the bacteria that are harboured by your dentures.
The detergent (Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate) will clean dentures by helping to lift the stain debris from the surface. The effervescent ingredients (sodium bicarbonate and citric acid) help to breakdown the tablet and disperse the above ingredients so they can get to work cleaning your denture. These actions are helped by brushing your dentures with the solution after soaking.
5. How often can I use Polident 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 denture hygiene.
Once a denture is placed in the mouth, plaque, stains and bacteria start to build up.
Polident is specifically formulated to help remove plaque and stains. It also has proven bactericidal activity, killing 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.
*soaking only, in laboratory testing
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. As you know 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 bacteria.
Polident denture cleanser tablet formulations are non abrasive, specifically designed to be gentle on dentures but hard on bacteria.
11. Can Polident denture cleanser products be used with orthodontic appliances?
When used as directed, Polident cleansers are suitable to use with dental/orthodontic appliances made up of polymethyl methacrylate, stainless steel and cobalt chrome alloys. Please check with your dentist to gain advice specific to your appliance.
12. What is Polident Partials Cleanser?
Polident Partials Cleanser has been specially developed to be gentle on the metal surfaces of partial dentures.
13. 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.
1. How do I use Poligrip denture adhesive?
Usage instructions vary depending on which Poligrip product you are using. Please refer to the specific denture adhesives product page to find the right Poligrip product for you and to ensure you are using the product correctly.
2. Can I use denture adhesives regularly?
Poligrip denture adhesives have a long established efficacy profile when used according to label directions. Millions of people regularly use GSK adhesives which are generally well tolerated when used as directed. Consumers are advised to visit their 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 Poligrip necessary to get the desired benefit. Applied once a day as per usage instructions it has been proven to provide 12 hour hold.
4. What would happen if I ingest some of the Poligrip adhesive?
Swallowing small amounts of this product, when used as directed, may occur and is not known to be harmful. Poligrip is generally well tolerated.
5. Why do I sometimes experience oozing when using Poligrip 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 you are applying. Remember, Poligrip denture adhesive holds all day, so you should not need to apply it more than once a day.
6. How long does Poligrip 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 and discuss issues you may have.
7. How do Poligrip denture adhesives work?
Poligrip adhesives have demonstrated in clinical studies to provide consumers with benefits of all day hold and helping to seal out food particles. Physical retention of the dentures occurs when the adhesive swells in the presence of moisture (saliva) and excludes the air from between the denture and tissue surface. Voids between the denture and gums are reduced, giving the patient greater confidence to bite harder and eat a healthy varied diet.
8. How does Poligrip denture adhesive seal out food?
Poligrip denture adhesives form a physical barrier between the gum and the denture surface. This physical barrier serves to help block out food particles from getting trapped between the gums and the denture.
9. How do I remove the adhesive from my mouth and dentures?
Be sure to always follow the Poligrip label instructions on how to remove your dentures.
You should swish your mouth with warm water and then take the dentures out slowly using rocking motions.
Remove adhesive residue from denture and mouth with warm water and a soft brush. Use Polident Denture Cleanser to thoroughly clean your denture(s), and then rinse with water.
10. Is Poligrip adhesive safe to be used by pregnant women?
In case of any concerns regarding the use of denture adhesives and cleansers during pregnancy consult your physician.
11. Do GSK Denture products contain zinc?
At GSK, consumer safety is our primary concern. As a precautionary measure, GSK voluntarily stopped the manufacture and distribution of all zinc-containing denture adhesives in February 2010.
Since 2010, GSK manufactured denture adhesive creams no longer contain Zinc and all are labeled Zinc Free.
POLIDENT/POLIGRIP is a registered trade mark of the GSK group of companies