How To Get Used To Your New Dentures Quickly
Whether you’ve just gotten a partial or complete set of dentures, it’s important to remember that they will take some time to used to. You may have a couple of sore spots or mild discomfort for a few weeks while your mouth adjusts to your new dental appliance.
However, there are a few things you can do to make your transition to dentures a little easier. In this article, we’ll examine some common issues you may face in your first few weeks, and how you can fix or avoid them in the future.
Common Issues With New Dentures
1. Your Dentures Slip or Move In Your Mouth
You may find that your dentures pop out of place from time to time. This commonly occurs when laughing, after a sneeze, or while you cough.
You can fix this problem discreetly by gently biting down and swallowing. This should get your dentures back into position.
2. Your Dentures Are Causing Pain or Irritation
This is completely normal when you start wearing dentures. As we mentioned above, it may take some time for your mouth to adjust but the pain and irritation should go away after a few weeks.
In the meantime, you can swish around a little bit of salt water to clean and relax the irritated areas. If the pain is severe or continues after a few weeks, it may be a sign that your dentures aren’t fitting properly.
If that’s the case, book an appointment with us as soon as possible so we can take a look at the fit.
3. Difficulty Speaking
You may notice that it becomes a little more difficult to talk without your dentures slipping. Over time, you’ll get a hang of how to speaking confidently with minimal disruption from your dentures.
Until then, try speaking a little slower than you normally would and practice words on your own that are particularly difficult.
4. Difficulty Eating
New dentures mean that you’ll need to watch what you eat more carefully. This will likely be one of your main concerns when starting your journey with dentures.
The key here is to avoid hard, sticky, and tough foods, especially at the beginning. Eat your food slowly, and be sure to use both sides of your mouth.
Stick to soft or liquid foods such as soup, smoothies, hummus, ripe fruits, ground beef, and fish for delicious options that are easy to eat.
Most importantly, remember that all of these things will get easier over time. Start slow and adjust as you become more comfortable with your new dentures.
Do you have questions or concerns about getting used to your new dentures? Call us today and speak with one of our denture professionals.