If you read my previous review of Fixodent Denture Adhesive Cream you know that I have no complaints. But a friend recommended that I try Fixodent Adhesive Powder. Why? The sheer convenience of the powder and a superior hold. And, after using it for a few months I have to agree. **Why so Convenient?** When you use an adhesive cream, after cleaning the denture, the best results are obtained only if you thoroughly dry each plate. From experience I can tell you that properly drying a well-made denture takes a bit of time. It's not terrible, but it does take time. Powder is a completely different story. **Application** Again, you have to start out with a clean denture. I rinse it in hot water and then apply a line of powder around the entire gum channel while just dusting the palette. I shake off any excess powder and then press first the top in place and hold for a few seconds before repeating the same (minus the palette) for the bottom. I bite down to assure a proper alignment and I'm done. That's it! At least for me it provides an entire days hold. Another advantage of a powder adhesive is that you never experience the ooze you may get with applying too much cream adhesive. For many, that's a big improvement. Powder Adhesives tend to work best on good fitting dentures. Unlike creams they lack the cushioning volume of a cream. But then even cream adhesives work best on good fitting dentures. Lesson learned? Don't skimp on adjustments and relines of your dentures. You'll get better fit and fewer sore spots if any when they fit properly. **Bottom Line** While I continue to use both cream and powder adhesives, my preference is for Fixodent Powder Adhesive. I've also tried Polident's Powdered Adhesive. It's simply not a substitute for Fixodent. I highly recommend it.
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