Are you sick and tired of having to deal with messy denture glue adhesives that interfere with your quality of life? Denture adhesive in general is commonly used to temporarily keep dentures in place. However, there are numerous different kinds of adhesives on the market today, and not all denture adhesive is created the same.
In this article we will go through the key differences between denture glue adhesive and Cushion Grip and you can decide which is better and right for you.
Denture Glue Adhesive
Traditional denture glue adhesive is typically a paste, cream, or powder that is applied to the surface of the denture to form a bond between the denture and gums. It temporarily affixes your dentures to your gums to hold your dentures in place so you can eat and speak normally.
Cushion Grip Thermoplastic Denture Adhesive
The composition and application of non-traditional thermoplastic adhesive such as Cushion Grip differ from that of glue adhesive as it acts like a soft reline to eliminate the aggravation of loose fitting dentures and offer a snug and comfortable fit.
Cushion grip, different from your traditional denture adhesive, is a gel-like substance that becomes soft and pliable when heated. While both Cushion Grip and regular denture glue adhesive can help to provide a strong hold, Cushion Grip also helps to fill in any gaps between the denture and the gums, creating a custom fit for your dentures.
Since it provides a cushioning effect that gives a pillow-like feel to your gums, Cushion grip is ideal for people who are experiencing discomfort or soreness as a result of wearing loose dentures and are in need of soft lined dentures. This thermoplastic adhesive gives you a tight denture seal by allowing you to temporarily refit your dentures between dental appointments.
The choice between the two products will depend on the individual's specific needs and preferences.
[Note: Since the FDA defines a denture adhesive as a paste, powder, or adhesive pad that can be used in or on dentures to help keep them in place, Cushion Grip is considered a denture adhesive.]
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The Struggles of Traditional Denture Glue Adhesives
Denture wearers who use adhesive are familiar with the struggles of traditional denture glue adhesives. While these adhesives may offer you some level of support and stability, they can also present a variety of challenges that can make wearing them feel like a chore.
One of the main problems with traditional denture adhesives is the messy application process and we know how trying to keep up with the daily routine can be frustrating and time-consuming:
It is difficult to apply evenly and frequently leaves a sticky residue on your fingers.
The glue must be applied daily, and you may have to reapply the adhesive at some point throughout the day.
Too much glue and it oozes out of the top and bottom of your dentures leaving the icky residue in your mouth.
Some denture glue adhesives can have a strong, unpleasant flavor that lingers in your mouth and can leave a gritty or slimy feeling on your tongue and gums.
Cleaning the adhesive residue out of your mouth each night can be such an ordeal that you spend way too much time getting your mouth and dentures clean before bed.
See What a Difference Using Cushion Grip Can Make In Your Quality of Life
If the bother of using regular denture glue adhesive has grown intolerable to the point where you want to stop wearing your dentures, we want you to know there is a way to keep your dentures secure without all the hassle.
Put Your Dentures In and Out as Needed to Get Ready for the Day!
With Cushion Grip, eating is more convenient and pleasurable as it provides a long-lasting, secure hold for up to 4 days without the need for daily application.
A denture with Cushion Grip is easy to insert and remove. It makes your loose-fitting dentures tighter by recreating a secure suction seal every time you reinsert your dentures. Many of our customers have reportedly called Cushion Grip the "best denture adhesive"!
You will not experience the same discomfort as with messy glue adhesives. Cushion Grip, as stated it is a thermoplastic denture adhesive used for refitting and tightening loose dentures. Once your Cushion Grip application has cured/set you can clean, soak, eat, and drink freely without the fear of compromising its firm hold.
Feel Safe and Secured Knowing Cushion Grip Does Not Contain Zinc
Zinc is a mineral that is essential for good health. It can be found in protein-rich foods such as beef, chicken, nuts, shellfish and some dietary supplements as well. It can also be found in denture glue adhesive.
However, overusing denture glue adhesives that contain zinc, especially when combined with dietary supplements or a diet high in zinc, can cause an excess of zinc in the body, and too much zinc can be dangerous.
Applying denture adhesive that contains zinc more than once a day requires caution because doing so could result in unintended ingestion of the soggy residue of the denture adhesives. Those who use an excessive amount of adhesive or reapply numerous times each day are more likely to experience this.
According to the FDA, "However, an excess of zinc in the body can lead to health problems such as nerve damage, especially in the hands and feet. This damage appears slowly, over an extended period of time. The FDA is aware of case reports in the medical literature linking negative reactions such as nerve damage, numbness or tingling sensations from denture adhesives that contain zinc to chronic overuse of the products. The subjects of these case reports used at least two tubes of zinc-containing denture adhesive each week. Some product instructions indicate that one tube should last seven to eight weeks." (FDA)