Is this the same Cushion Grip Thermoplastic Denture Adhesive that was originally sold by Schering Plough and Merck?
Yes, Cushion Grip is back by popular demand. USpharma has relaunched the original thermoplastic formula that Cushion Grip users loved and depended on to secure their dentures. When purchasing, look for the Cushion Grip logo with original formula on the package. Be wary of imitation brands claiming they are a Cushion Grip replacement.
What is thermoplastic technology in dental adhesives?
A thermoplastic dental adhesive requires heat to produce a softer pliable adhesive that provides a soft cushion for gums when applied to a denture. It hardens as it cools creating a stronger hold when compared to ordinary cream/paste dental adhesives. Cushion Grip Thermoplastic Denture Adhesive holds up to 4 days versus other dental adhesives that last 8-12 hours.
Do I still need to clean my dentures daily if the adhesive holds for multiple days?
Yes, please continue to clean dentures daily. The dental adhesive is waterproof and will not wash off with routine daily cleaning. Follow the instructions for removal when hold begins to loosen.
How does Cushion Grip inhibit bacteria causing biofilm?
An ingredient of Cushion Grip, ethyl alcohol, assists in inhibiting growth of bacteria on the inside of the denture plate.
Is Cushion Grip safe for my dentures?
Absolutely. Cushion Grip is safe for all plastic and porcelain plates.
Does Cushion Grip contain zinc?
Cushion Grip does not contain any zinc, and is non-toxic.
How often should I remove Cushion Grip and reapply?
Cushion Grip lasts up to four days, but some consumers have told us they get up to a week of strong lasting hold with Cushion Grip. We recommend removing and reapplying Cushion Grip every 4 days for the most secure hold.
Why does Cushion Grip cost more than other dental cream or paste brands?
The thermoplastic technology used in Cushion Grip combined with its unique original formula produces a Professional Strength product. This hold, which is far superior to ordinary adhesive creams available at retail, ensures a superior and comfortable secure fit.
How often should I see my dentist for an evaluation of my dentures?
As per the American Society of Prosthodontics denture wearers should visit their prosthodontist or dentist twice per year or sooner if having issues.
How long will one Cushion Grip tube last? How many applications does it contain?
Cushion Grip is available only in 1 oz packages at this time. 1 oz should last the denture wearer sufficient use for 1 month to 6 weeks depending on whether they are using on both upper and lower denture, one plate, or a partial. Cushion Grip is available as a subscription service either monthly or every other month which can be auto refilled at a discounted price.
How much Cushion Grip should be used for one application?
Application use is dependent on the user’s number of plates (upper, bottom) or partial. The instructions for application state to squeeze out a ball of Cushion Grip ¾ inch in diameter per plate after the tube has been warmed in hot tap water.
What are the ingredients of Cushion Grip?
Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA), FD&C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake, Ethyl Alcohol with methyl salicylate and a Plasticizer
What if I accidentally swallow the product?
Cushion Grip is non-toxic. However, please keep out of reach of children.
Can I buy Cushion Grip in retail stores?
Currently, Cushion Grip is available on Amazon.com and in dental practices.
Can Cushion Grip be used on partial plates?
Yes, Cushion Grip secures partial plates as well.
How do you store Cushion Grip?
Please store Cushion Grip at room temperature. Keep out of cold climates to avoid hardening. Keep cap on tightly to prevent product hardening at neck.
What is the expiration date of Cushion Grip?
When stored appropriately Cushion Grip will not expire.
Will Cushion grip hold securely while eating?
Yes, Cushion Grip’s unique professional strength formula allows consumers to eat and speak with their dentures without worry.
I lost my slotted key for dispensing, can I get a replacement?
Please call our Toll free customer service number at 800-227-6151. They are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
I am having a difficult time dispensing the product, what should I do?
Cushion Grip is heat activated, please follow instructions for use by warming the tube in hot tap water for 5 minutes with cap face down into the water. (See instructions "How To apply Cushion Grip"). If the product has completely dried out at the neck of the cap, gently remove dried product from neck by using a wooden manicure stick or tweezer.
Can I use Cushion Grip with another dental adhesive?
Cushion Grip is formulated for optimal use and professional hold. No other additional dental adhesives are recommended to use with the product.
Is Cushion Grip a glue adhesive?
Cushion Grip is not a glue adhesive; it works similarly to a soft reline by filling in the gaps and spaces between your gums and dentures securing your fit. It adheres to your dentures, not to your gums; it only secures the fit with your gums.
How much Cushion Grip should I use for my denture?
Results may vary depending on looseness of denture. The quantity needed to secure your dentures properly may be different for different users.
Does this product contain alcohol?
This product contains a small amount of alcohol, do not use if you have open sores or cuts in your mouth or gums.
Is there any side effects to using the product?
A temporary slight stinging or burning sensation like mouthwash may be experienced at first application even with healthy gums, but should last no more than 5 minutes.