Secure Frequently Asked Questions
Application of Secure Denture Adhesive
1. Can Secure Denture Adhesive be used like other adhesives?
2. How should Secure Denture Adhesive be applied?
IMPORTANT: Because Secure is made with natural ingredients, at times there may be naturally occurring separation. For best results knead the tube before you open it to make sure the ingredients are well mixed.
Removal of Dentures
3. If Secure Denture Adhesive is insoluble in water, how can the denture be removed?
4. Can the denture be removed before the saturation point is reached?
Using Secure Denture Adhesive
5. What happens if the denture stays in the mouth longer than one day?
6. Will Secure Denture Adhesive work if the patient has a problem with excess saliva?
7. Will Secure Denture Adhesive work if the patient has a problem with dry mouth?
8. Can a patient who wears a soft lined denture use Secure Denture Adhesive or Secure Adhesive Cushions?
9. Can Secure Denture Adhesive or Secure Adhesive Cushions cause an allergic reaction?
10. The patient has sensitive gums, how can she/he reduce the tingling/burning feeling?
11. What if the patient has a sticky feeling when using Secure?
12. Can Secure Denture Adhesive be used for partial dentures?
13. How long does Secure Denture Adhesive stay fresh after purchase?
14. How long will a 1.4 oz tube of Secure Denture Adhesive last?
15. The adhesive can hardly be squeezed out of the tube--why?
16. The Secure Denture Adhesive is getting dry in the tube nozzle--why?
17. What are the ingredients of Secure Denture Adhesive? No Zinc!!
18. Are all ingredients of Secure Denture Adhesive of natural origin?
Secure Adhesive Strips
19. When are Secure Adhesive Strips used instead of Secure Denture Adhesive?
20. What can be done if a patient can feel the cushion with her/his tongue?
21. The cushion does not match the form of the patient's dentures.
1. Answer to: Can Secure Denture Adhesive be used like other adhesives?
Secure Denture Adhesive is a completely unique product, so consumers must learn how to use it properly. Secure must be applied on a clean and completely dry denture. It has a higher viscosity than conventional adhesives because of its composition, so only a small amount is needed. One application in the morning will hold into the night. Secure does not need to be applied more than once since it is insoluble in water and will not wash out while eating and drinking.
2. Answer to: How should Secure Denture Adhesive be applied?
a) Clean and dry your dentures thoroughly. Secure can only develop its full adhesive power when the dentures are completely dry.
b) Apply Secure to your dentures by squeezing the tube slightly. Warm the tube in hand it it is cold to help the adhesive come out easily.
c) Apply Secure to your dentures in strips (as shown in the diagram below) or series of dots, making sure that the adhesive is not too close to the edge of the denture.
3. Answer to: If Secure Denture Adhesive is insoluble in water, how can the denture be removed?
Secure consists of two main components:
The Polyvinylacetate is the adhesive. It works only on a dry surface. To keep the jaw dry, we use Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). CMC works like a sponge--it absorbs saliva. If the sponge "is filled" with saliva and no more saliva can be absorbed, the jaw becomes wet, the Polyvinylacetate loses contact with the jaw and the denture stays in place only by suction. The consumer can remove the dentures. All the residues of the adhesive will remain on the dentures. No adhesive is left on the gum. The residues of the adhesive can easily be removed by using cleansing tablets.
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4. Answer to: Can the denture be removed before the saturation point is reached?
Normally, there would be no need to remove the denture since no food particles get trapped underneath. However, specific cases--like accidents--the dentures can be removed by a little force. It will be a painless procedure and will cause no negative effects, but residues might be left on the gum. These residues are not harmful and will come off by themselves after a few hours.
Under no circumstances should denture cleansers or other removal methods be used to clean the gum.
5. Answer to: What happens if the denture stays in the mouth longer than one day!
The denture can be cleaned with a toothbrush and toothpaste, anytime after eating, just like natural teeth. Since Secure Denture Adhesive provides perfect adhesion, no food particles can get trapped beneath the dentures. Therefore, the denture does not need to be removed for cleaning. If shorter effect is desired, simply apply less adhesive.
6. Answer to: Will Secure Denture Adhesive work if the patient has a problem with excess saliva?
Yes, but an increased amount of Secure Denture Adhesive should be used in this case. If the lower denture does not stay in place for one day, Secure Denture Adhesive Strips should be used instead. The Secure Denture Adhesive Strips were developed for patients with excessive saliva and/or very narrow/flat lower jaw.
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7. Answer to: Will Secure Denture Adhesive work if a patient has a problem with dry mouth?
Yes, Secure Denture Adhesive is a real adhesive which does not work by suction alone, so it is an effective solution for patients with dry mouth.
8. Answer to: Can a patient who wears a soft line denture use Secure Denture Adhesive or Secure Denture Strips?
An optimal bonding effect can only be achieved if Secure Denture Adhesive is used with a hard and smooth base. Dentures with soft lining will reduce the bonding effect of Secure Denture Adhesive or Secure Denture Strips.
9. Answer to: Can Secure Denture Adhesive or Secure Denture Strips cause allergic reactions?
All ingredients of Secure products are approved and used in food industry. Secure Denture Adhesive or Secure Denture Strips have been sold for more than twenty years all over the world. No major allergic reactions have occurred. But as patients can be allergic to any kind of food--even a tomato can cause allergic reactions--reactions can bot be completely ruled out.
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10. Answer to: The patient has sensitive gums, how can she/he reduce the tingling or burning feeling?
For sensitive gums, the adhesive should be spread with the finger in a thin and even layer over the entire contact area and left to dry for 30 seconds before inserting. Patients should wait 15 minutes before eating or drinking.
11. Answer to: What if patients have a sticky feeling when using Secure?
In this case, too much Secure Denture Adhesive was applied on the denture, or the Secure Denture Strips was not properly cut to fit. In addition, consumers should be instructed that Secure Denture Adhesive should not be applied too close to the edge of the denture. The strip should be cut after fitting to the denture--so the edges of the strip stay within the edges of the denture.
12. Answer to: Can Secure Denture Adhesive be used for partial dentures?
Yes, partial dentures are fixed onto natural teeth with clamps. Secure Denture Adhesive can be used so food does not get caught underneath the partial denture.
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13. Answer to: How long does Secure Denture Adhesive stay fresh after purchase?
It has a shelf life of 4 years. The consumer should close the tube tightly right after use.
14. Answer to: How long will a 1.4 oz tube of Secure Denture Adhesive last?
It depends on the size of the denture and the amount of adhesive which is spread over the denture. On average, a 1.4 oz tube of Secure Denture Adhesive will last between 4-8 weeks.
15. Answer to: The adhesive can hardly be squeezed out of the tube--why?
The consistency of the Secure Denture Adhesive is related to the temperature. Consumers should be advised that Secure Denture Adhesive must be kept at room temperature. If the tube is cold, it should be warmed in the patient's hands for a short time before using.
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16. Answer to: The Secure Denture Adhesive is getting dry in the tube nozzle--why?
Secure Denture Adhesive may get dry in the tube nozzle if the tube stays open for a longer period of time or if the tube is not closed tightly. To avoid this problem, always close the tube tightly right after use!
17. Answer to: What are the ingredients of Secure Denture Adhesive?
Contains no Zinc!!
Miglyol is based on Glycerine. Glycerine is produced out of plant oil. In Europe this oil is usually produced from canola (=colza, lat.: Brassica napus), and the product we use is also based on canola grown in Europe.
This ingredient derives from Cellulose. Cellulose is produced from trees or cotton wool. The supplier of the ingredient of Secure Adhesive is using Scandinavian fir and spruce exclusively for our ingredient as we insist on very high quality.
Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA):
This is a non soluble ingredient responsible for this main difference of secure to other competitors. PVA is completely inert, non allergic, does not affect the taste and can not be absorbed. Polyvinylacetate is a very common ingredient in chewing gums and is registered as substance for chewing gum base in Europe as well as in the USA, where it is approved as food ingredient by the FDA.
18. Answer to: Are all ingredients of Secure Denture Adhesive of natural origin?
Miglyol and Sodium Carboxmethylcellulose are produced of plant derived basic raw material. PVA is not plant derived--on purpose: gum bases made out of plants may cause allergies and are not always neutral and it is difficult to standardize these products. PVA on the other hand is completely inert, non allergic, does not affect the taste and can not be absorbed. Therefore--especially for medical chewing gums--PVA is commonly used as a gum base and we also prefer to use a synthetic resin like PVA instead of a natural compound for our medical devices--for the safety of our customers.
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19. Answer to: Answer to: When are Secure Denture Strips used instead of Secure Denture Adhesive?
Secure Denture Adhesive guarantees a completely secure bond between the upper jaw and denture for the whole day. It solves the problems associated with upper dentures. Secure Denture Adhesive also solves problems associated with lower dentures for relatively well-formed jaws. For denture wearers with a flat and/or narrow jaw, we recommend Secure Denture Strips. The Strips assure a secure fit for even the most difficult denture problems.
For the upper denture, only the Secure Denture Adhesive should be used. For the lower denture, the Secure Denture Strips can be used, depending on the patients needs.
20. Answer to: What can be done if a patient can feel the strips with her/his tongue?
Patients will feel the cushion only if it was not cut properly. The strip must be cut as exactly as possible so it will fit the denture perfectly.
21. Answer to: The strip does not match the form of the patients dentures.
Remove the protective foils on both sides of the strips. By bending the strip the patient can form the cushion in a way that it matches the form of the denture.
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