If you have been living with missing teeth, getting dentures can be a real gamechanger. Dentures can make it easier for you to chew all your favorite foods and speak clearly again—not to mention smile with confidence. That being said, there is a normal adjustment period when you’re new to wearing dentures. As time goes on, it’ll feel more and more natural having dentures in, and here are some tips to make the transition period as smooth as possible.
It may seem unusual but one way to get used to speaking while wearing dentures is to sing while wearing them. Any time you’re alone in the car or in the shower, don’t be afraid to belt out your favorite song! That practice will help you get used to pronouncing certain words.
It’s normal to feel some soreness in your mouth when you start wearing dentures. This should go away over time, but in the meanwhile, you can use a warm saltwater rinse to ease any possible discomfort. If the soreness gets worse or isn’t going away, then you should talk to your dentist about refitting your dentures.
When you’re new to wearing dentures, it’s a good idea to stick to eating soft foods for a bit. We’re talking about things like eggs, yogurt, mashed potatoes, pudding, and ice cream. These soft foods will be easier to eat and gentler on your mouth, so you can get used to your dentures first before trying more “difficult” foods.
At Jack Vayner, DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we are proud to provide dentures that check all the boxes in terms of fit, function, and appearance. If you have any questions about getting dentures or about taking care of them, don’t hesitate to ask us! The team at our Fairfield dental office is more than happy to help in any way we can.
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