Adjusting to dentures with full confidence

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From the outset, life with dentures may be riddled with a lot of question marks. What if I'm out on a date and I begin comically pronouncing certain words? What if I cannot eat while wearing dentures? What if my dentures aren't properly fitted? Indeed, there are so many 'what ifs' for the person who has just had their dentures fitted for the first time. This article provides some useful denture tips to help you put on dentures with self-confidence. Read on.

Clean your dentures

It is important to clean your mouth and dentures every day. Just before retiring to bed, remove and brush your dentures using a soft toothbrush and warm water. This will make sure they preserve their shape and avoid drying out. Moreover, brush your gums and tongue using the soft-bristled brush. Rinse your mouth using an alcohol-free mouthwash suggested by your dentist. This will help to get rid of food particles and bacteria inside your mouth.

Mouth rest

Your dentist recommends between at least six hours of mouth rest every day. While you can wear your dentures during the day, you are advised to remove them before going to bed. This will allow your mouth enough rest period to heal from possible soreness or irritation that might have arisen from everyday activities. Also, bear in mind to leave your dentures in a wet container while sleeping.

Honour dental appointments

It is imperative that you don't miss any dental appointments with your dentist. The oral cavity is typically at risk of infection in the presence of bacteria buildup. Your dentist will inspect the health of your gums and see whether you have developed an infection, such as periodontal disease. Moreover, your dental practitioner can also restore your existing dentures or fabricate new ones if your dentures become fractured.

Practice makes perfect

At first, your dentures might feel uncomfortable. They might feel big in your mouth, excrete excess saliva, resulting in too much gagging, and your speech and eating might be affected. Note that these circumstances are entirely normal. The important thing is to do a lot of practice with your dentures. To better your speech, consider reading out loud with diverse sounds for your tongue muscles to get accustomed to shifting around with the dentures firmly in position. When eating, chew equal portions of the food with the back-left side and back-right side of your mouth in order to balance the pressure exerted on your dentures.

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