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Adjusting to Wearing Dentures

Adjusting to Wearing Dentures

Dentures can restore your smile and your confidence, and help with everyday tasks like eating and speaking. That said, adjusting to wearing dentures can take some time. Here are a few tips to adjust more quickly!

How They’ll Feel

Your new dentures may feel somewhat awkward for several weeks after you first get them. New dentures can feel a bit loose while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to keep them in place.

You might could experience a temporary increase in saliva flow as well as some minor irritation or soreness. These problems will fade away as you become accustomed to your dentures, but there’s no denying it, you're going to be a bit uncomfortable for awhile.

Tips For Eating & Talking

Eating is going to take some practice with your new dentures in. Choosing soft foods cut into small pieces is the best way to start. Be mindful and chew slowly and carefully. Using both sides of your mouth at the same time to prevent your dentures from tipping. Once you’ve mastered soft foods, slowly add other foods until you return to your normal diet.

Continue chewing food using both sides of your mouth at the same time, and be extra cautious when eating with hot or hard foods, as well as sharp-edged shells or bones.

Talking will require a bit of practice too. Try reading out loud to yourself and repeat words that you have particular difficulty with. If notice that your dentures "click" while you're talking, speak more slowly.

Your dentures may occasionally slip when you laugh, cough or smile. The best way to reposition your dentures is by gently biting down and swallowing.

If you continue to experience problems with your dentures after the first several weeks, contact your Surrey dentists at Clover Hills Dental for a consultation.

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