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 as directed on pack in short strips not too close to the denture edges
    3. Rinse mouth before inserting dentures
    4. Press dentures into place, hold firmly and bite down for a few seconds to secure
    5. When using for the first time, apply a small amount of adhesive. It may take a few attempts to find the right amount for your denture. Wait several minutes before eating or drinking. Always follow the instructions on the pack.
  • 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?

    Swallowing small amounts of this product, when used as directed, may occur and is not known to be harmful. Denture adhesive is generally well tolerated and has a long established safety profile. GSK employs a routine, pro-active process for identifying safety signals and always recommends using the product as instructed.

    Ingestion of large amount of denture adhesive should be avoided. We always recommend using any GSK product as described in the product label.

  • 5. Why do I sometimes experience oozing when using Polident /Corega /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 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.

    To remove adhesive residue from dentures, soak in a Polident denture cleanser as per label instructions and brush any remaining adhesive from the denture.

    To remove adhesive residue from the mouth, brush the roof of the mouth and gums with a toothbrush, and warm water.

  • 10. Is Polident adhesive safe to be used by pregnant women?

    There is no evidence to suggest safety issues following the use of GSK denture adhesives during pregnancy.

  • 11. Do GSK Denture products contain zinc?

    At GSK, consumer safety is our primary concern. As a precautionary measure, GSK voluntarily stopped the manufacture, distribution and advertising of all zinc-containing denture adhesives in February 2010.

    Our denture adhesives that contained zinc have always been safe and effective when used as directed. The vast majority of consumers did follow the instructions on the package. However we know that some used excess product over the long term, and this is associated with potential health risks. This is the reason why we took this decision and introduced a zinc-free line of denture adhesives.

    GSK-manufactured denture adhesive cream no longer contains zinc and all are labeled Zinc Free.

  • 12. 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.

    Triclosan is a chemical with antibacterial properties that has been widely used for over 30 years in consumer products such as detergents, soaps, skin cleansers, deodorants, lotions, creams, toothpastes, and oral health care products. Scientific and public opinion is divided as to the safety profile of triclosan. GSK Oral Care products were reformulated without triclosan and offer consumers the same core product benefits.

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