General questions

Denture Cleanser Tablets

Denture Adhesive

  • 1. How do I use Polident denture adhesive?

    1. Clean and dry your dentures.
    2. Apply Polident adhesive in short strips, not too close to denture edges.
    3. Rinse mouth before inserting dentures.
    4. Press dentures into place, hold firmly, and bite down for a few seconds to secure hold.
  • 2. Can I use denture adhesives regularly?

    Polident denture adhesives has a long established efficacy profile when used according to label directions. Millions of people regularly use GSK adhesives which is 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 necessary to get the desired benefit. Applied once a day as per usage instructions it has been proven to provide all day hold.

  • 4. What would happen if I ingest some of the adhesive?

    Denture adhesive is generally well tolerated and has a long established safety profile when used as directed. Accidental swallowing of small amounts of denture adhesive is not known to be harmful. Ingestion of large amount of denture adhesive should be avoided. Please consult a healthcare professional if you have concerns over the amount you have ingested.

  • 5. 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. Remember, Polident denture adhesive holds all day, so you should not need to apply it more than once a day.

  • 6. 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. Ill-fitting dentures may impair your health.

  • 7. How do Polident denture adhesives work?

    Polident adhesives have demonstrated in clinical studies to provide consumers with benefits of all day hold and sealing 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 Polident denture adhesive seal out food?

    Polident denture adhesives hydrate to 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?

    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 Tablet to thoroughly clean your denture and then rinse with water – or as indicated by the directions on the pack.

  • 10. Do GSK Denture products contain zinc?

    GSK denture products currently do not contain zinc. GSK denture adhesives containing zinc were discontinued in February 2010.

  • 11. Do GSK Oral Health products contain triclosan?

    In 2008, GSK Consumer Healthcare took the decision to remove triclosan from its oral care products, worldwide. Triclosan was removed from all oral care products, by January 2013.

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