How to Apply and Remove Cushion Grip Denture Adhesive

Cushion Grip adheres only adheres to dentures, not gums, and is not a "glue" adhesive. This reduces or eliminates the need for glue, powders, pastes, and creams. It works similarly to a soft reline by filling in the gaps to stabilize & tighten your fit.
There is a learning curve, but when used correctly, it will help create the suction needed to give you a tighter, more comfortable denture. With just one application, you can create a long-lasting suction seal that lasts up to four days!

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First-Time Users: Here's What You Need to Know

  • The quantity needed to secure your dentures properly is¬†based¬†on how loose¬†your denture is.¬†Start off with smaller applications and build up if necessary.¬†
  • When first applied, a brief tingling sensation (similar to mouthwash) could be felt; this is normal, and it¬†shouldn't last longer than 5 minutes. There is small amounts of alcohol¬†Do not use it if you have any open sores or cuts in your mouth or gums.¬†Please wait to use it until after your gums are healed.
  • IMPORTANT:¬†Cushion Grip is not appropriate for extremely ill-fitting or broken dentures. It also does not work with silicone relines or hard liners.
  • WARNING: If you experience an allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately. For more information about the product, please review the Cushion Grip Safety Data Sheet HERE
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How to Apply Cushion Grip Denture Adhesive:

1. Warm

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Cushion grip is a thermoplastic dental adhesive that requires heat to produce a softer pliable adhesive that provides a soft cushion for gums when applied to a denture.

As a thermoplastic denture adhesive, Cushion Grip softens and becomes pliable when heated. 
Warm the capped tube in a glass of hot tap water (NOT boiling) for 5 minutes with the cap facing downward. This will make Cushion Grip soft and easier to dispense (If you are having problems dispensing, soak for a few extra minutes).

 

2. Dispense

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Attach the enclosed slotted key to end of warm Cushion Grip tube. Turn key carefully squeezing out a ball of Cushion Grip 3/4 inch in diameters

When it gets pliable in the tube, attach the (enclosed) slotted key to the end of the tube. Then turn the key to carefully squeeze a ball of Cushion Grip that is about the size of a nickel or 3/4 inch in diameter, per plate.

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 [Tip: The quantity needed to secure your dentures properly is based on how loose your denture is. Start off with smaller applications and build up if necessary.]

 

3. Apply to Lower Denture First (If You Have Both Upper and Lower Dentures)

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How to apply Cushion Grip to lower denture

Make sure your hands and the lower plate are both clean and completely dry before applying. Any wet spots will cause a lift. It's also important to perform this step while wearing your top denture in your mouth without Cushion Grip applied to it.

Video Tutorial for Lower Denture Application

Step A for applying cushion grip on lower denture Start by molding the Cushion Grip ball into the shape of a rope by rubbing it between your palms.

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Step B for applying cushion grip on lower denture. Place it gently along the gum groove from one end to the other, then spread the thinly layered adhesive over the necessary area and firmly press the layer to the plate.
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[Tip: Always apply the denture adhesive in small amounts and near the gum groove area.]
[Tip: If you don't get enough Cushion Grip on your plates the first try, dry plate and apply more over first layer.]
Step C for applying cushion grip on lower denture. Let set it for 5 minutes. After that, place your lower denture in and bite down firmly for 30 seconds to 1 minute to secure it.
Step D for applying cushion grip on lower denture Continue wearing it for the following 2-6 hours to cure/set. Do not remove denture, eat, or drink for the first 2 hours. The longer you keep them in, the better. You can sip liquids but don't hold them in your mouth. Avoid hot liquids at first.
Do not soak for the first 24 hours after application. After that, you can clean and soak like normal. It will not wash off or break down in water.
Please wait 24 hours after application if you want to use other products for added security, such as glue adhesive or powder.
[Tip: Our brand ambassadors like to apply it at night so it can cure the whole night uninterrupted in their mouth.]
[Tip: The excess spillage offers strong suction seal, but if there's too much, you may remove your denture after the first two hours, trim the excess, and re-insert it back in.] 

Tips and Tricks for Cushion Grip

[Apply Before Going to Bed]

[The Excess Cushion Grip Offers a Strong Suction Seal]

4. Apply to Upper Denture

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How to apply Cushion Grip to upper denture

Make sure your hands and the upper plate are both properly clean and dry before applying.  Any wet spots will cause a lift.

Video Tutorial for Upper Denture Application

[Disclaimer: First, apply it in the trough/gum groove only. If your dentures are extremely ill-fitting, apply a thin layer over the palate as well.]
Step A for applying cushion grip on upper denture Repeat the procedure by forming a Cushion Grip ball into the shape of a rope by rubbing it between your palms.

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Step B for applying cushion grip on upper denture. It should then be gently pressed into the gum groove and evenly coated from end to end and in all necessary areas.
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[Disclaimer: First, apply it in the trough/gum groove only. If your denture is still very loose, apply a thin layer over the palate as well.]
[Tip: Always apply the denture adhesive in small amounts and near the gum groove area.]
[Tip: If you don't get enough Cushion Grip on your plates the first try, dry plate and apply more over first layer.]
Step C for applying cushion grip on upper denture. Let set it for 5 minutes. After that, insert upper dentures by pressing against the front gum. Next, firmly press the roof of the mouth up with your thumb. Complete the suction seal by biting down firmly for 30 seconds to 1 minute. 
Step D for applying cushion grip on upper denture Wear it for the next 2-6 hours to cure/set. Do not remove denture, eat, or drink for the first 2 hours. The longer you keep them in, the better. You can sip liquids but don't hold them in your mouth. Avoid hot liquids at first.
Do not soak for the first 24 hours after application. After that, you can clean and soak like normal. It will not wash off or break down in water. 
Please wait 24 hours after application if you want to use other products for added security, such as glue adhesive or powder.
[Tip: Our brand ambassadors like to apply it at night so it can cure the whole night uninterrupted in their mouth.]
[Tip: The excess spillage offers strong suction seal, but if there's too much, you may remove your denture after the first two hours, trim the excess, and re-insert it back in.] 

Tips and Tricks for Cushion Grip

[Apply Before Going to Bed]

[The Excess Cushion Grip Offers a Strong Suction Seal]

 

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How to Remove Cushion Grip Thermoplastic Denture Adhesive:

If after a few days, you feel the need to seal your dentures further, please remove Cushion Grip from your dentures and apply a fresh coat. Try to replace Cushion Grip on your dentures at least once a week.
Do not try to remove Cushion Grip until it is fully cured/set. Cushion Grip turns a lighter orange/peach color when it's cured. If you have any "orange" remnants, soak in iced water for a couple of hours until it turns "peach". That means it's fully cured. 

 

1. Soak First

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How to remove cushion grip step 1

Soak denture plates in hot tap water (NOT boiling) for 10 minutes to soften the old Cushion Grip application.

 

2. Peel Away

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How to remove cushion grip step 2

To remove, gently peel away the warm Cushion Grip adhesive from dentures with fingers or tweezers.
You can use the methods our Brand Ambassadors recommend if you're having trouble getting Cushion Grip off:
[Method 1: Run warm water over your denture. Grab a little piece at the very end and pull up while holding running water between the Cushion Grip and your denture. It should all come out in one piece.]
[Method 2: Lift the edges all the way around and find an edge that you can grab onto with a good grip. Then you lift it VERY gently, much like a price tag sticker. If necessary, you can separate it by lifting it and reaching underneath with your finger. Sometimes use tweezers to lift in the trough where your fingers have a hard time fitting.]

Video Tutorial for Cushion Grip Removal [Method 2]

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First-Time Users: Ask for a Brand Ambassador

If you are having any difficulty applying or removing Cushion Grip, please reach out to us via forms and consult our Brand Ambassador for any help in understanding how to apply and remove Cushion Grip. 
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Kristy

I put cushion grip on and i didn’t like it so I took it off, however some of it got on my top plate and I can’t get it off and it feels like the cushion grip ate away at the top plate and now you can feel a rough spot. Will this wear off or is it there for good…

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