Preparing for Your Next Trip to the Dentist

With a little preparation, you can make sure that you get much more from your next trip to the dentist. Your local dentist doesn't just check on the health of your teeth, they can also offer many other treatments. This website is designed to bring up the best info possible about the range of treatments a dental professional can offer you. We will be looking at dentures, tartar removal, tooth replacement and much more. While no one who contributes to this site is a trained dentist, everyone is extremely interested in researching and writing about this topic. Thank you for checking out this site.

3 Tips for Adjusting to New Dentures

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New dentures always feel strange, but they are worth taking the time to get used as dentures could dramatically improve your quality of life. Here are a few useful tips that can help you make it through the adjustment period.

1. Eat Easy Foods At First

While you are still adjusting to your new dentures, fill your plate with foods that are easy to chew, such as oatmeal or mashed potatoes. Basing your meals around these soft foods will help you to avoid frustration at mealtimes and ensure you get the nutrition you need.

As you gain confidence, add some more challenging foods, such as nuts or crunchy vegetables. As you practice chewing with your new dentures, eating will feel increasingly easy and natural.

One useful tip is to chew by moving your jaw up and down, rather than side to side which can cause dentures to slide out of place. Cut up your food with a knife instead of biting with your new front teeth, and then use your back teeth to chew up the food before you swallow.

2. Practice Your Speech

Well-fitting dentures make speaking easier for most people, although there is a learning curve that you have to work through before you can speak clearly. Many people struggle to correctly pronounce the letter "s," as they have not yet adjusted to the size, shape, and position of their new teeth. By practising on your own, you can learn how to correctly place your tongue behind your teeth to create this sound. You can then talk to your friends and family without worrying about how you sound.

3. Put Healthy Routines in Place

While there are no limits on how many hours per day you can wear your dentures, most people find it more comfortable to remove their dentures before bed than to sleep while wearing them.

When you remove your dentures, you must scrub them with a toothbrush to remove plaque and then place them in water or in a soaking solution to help them to stay moist while you sleep. If you let your dentures dry out, they could become brittle, which increases the risk that they will break.

When you get up in the morning, rinse your dentures with clean water and seat them in your gums. Be careful not to bend or force your dentures into place, as using too much force can deform or break your dentures.

To learn more about dentures, contact a dentist near you. 


26 March 2020