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ADJUSTING TO DENTURES: TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME WEARERS



Millions of Canadians have no natural teeth.

Dentures can feel awkward in the mouth for most people who haven't had them before. It'll take weeks for them to feel natural, but you have to stay committed to get to this point. If you're having trouble getting through your denture adjustment period, we're here to help.

Today, we're going to give you our top tips on how to get used to dentures. There are different types of dentures that cause different issues with wearers, but keep reading, and we'll give you the advice you need to get past this tricky period.

 

Be Patient

It's important to manage your expectations before you get a new set of dentures. They aren't going to feel normal for the first few weeks. Simply knowing that and being patient with the process will go a long way in getting to a comfortable level with them.

Practice makes perfect when you have a new set of teeth. The more you focus on practicing to develop good habits, the faster the adjustment period will be.


Use Adhesives At First

Keeping new dentures secure in your mouth is the best way to get comfortable with them. One way to ensure a snug fit is to use a denture adhesive, which will seal them to your gums.

The benefits of adhesives go beyond providing more comfort. It can also prevent food particles from getting between the dentures and your gums, which can take a toll on your gum tissue. Make sure to speak with a denturist before using adhesives to make sure it's the right move.


Practice Speaking

Feeling confident when you speak is a chore when you get dentures. It may feel like your teeth are going to fall out when you speak, or it might just feel funny to speak. 

Take the time out of your day to practice enunciating words. Doing this will help you adjust sooner rather than later. You'll notice an excess of saliva when you first start speaking, but this will clear up as you get more comfortable with the dentures.


Consider Your Diet

You can't expect to have the same eating habits as you did before you got your dentures. Start by eating soft foods alongside plenty of water, then gradually incorporate more solid foods into your diet. Cut everything into small bites, eat slowly, and use your entire mouth to chew instead of just one side.


Take Denture Maintenance Seriously

Treat your dentures as you would normal teeth, brushing, soaking, and rinsing them on a daily basis. As with normal teeth, they can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria if you don't have good oral health. You should also see your denturist if you have any concerns about the cleanliness of your dentures. 


How to Get Used to Dentures in Windsor, ON

Learning how to get used to dentures can feel daunting at first, but these tips should make it easier. Another thing that helps is having a great denturist that you can seek advice from.

Parisien Denture Clinic can help you get dentures that feel comfortable and look great. Once they're in, our team of experts will provide you with the resources you need to adjust. Schedule an appointment today.

 

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