5 Tips for New Denture Wearers
If you have new dentures from Vayner Family Dentistry, then you may be feeling on top of the world with your new and improved smile. It may take some time for you to adjust to the new ware in your mouth fully. Once you adjust, your chewing and speaking will be much improved. It may only take a couple of weeks for the ‘awkward’ stage to pass. Here are some tips to keep in mind for new denture wearers.
- Maintain a well-balanced diet. Try to avoid chewy or hard food that could damage your dentures. Stick with foods that are easy to chew and swallow. Avoiding hard foods for the first couple weeks of having your dentures will greatly benefit you.
- Avoid the hard-to-eat foods. Foods such as corn on the cob and nuts can be damaging to your dentures. These foods can also get stuck in your teeth leading to discoloration and possibly pain.
- Don’t stop brushing. Just because they are not your natural teeth, doesn’t mean you should stop brushing them. They will still develop tartar and bacteria and will stain like natural teeth. Gently scrub your dentures with warm water and mild soap for one to two minutes.
- Eliminate bacteria and plaque. Along with brushing your dentures, thoroughly clean the inside of your mouth. Make sure you clean your gums, cheeks, and tongue daily. Soak your dentures in a cleanser to further eliminate bacteria.
- Keep talking. Try not to feel self-conscience of talking with dentures. It takes some up to several weeks to get used to the way of speaking. Practice by reading aloud or trying tongue twisters.
Don’t stop having regular checkups. Visit Vayner Family Dentistry for frequent appointments. We recommend visiting the dentist biannually for good oral health. Call us to schedule your appointment today!