Denture Wearers’ Five Must-Know Tips for a Confidant Smile

Posted by Seaman Family Dentistry Jun 01, 2023

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Embracing dentures can be a life-changing experience, providing renewed confidence in your smile and the ability to enjoy your favorite foods without discomfort. However, navigating life with dentures can present a few challenges, especially if they’re new to you. At Seaman Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of proper denture care and maintenance, so we put together a list of five essential things that every person with dentures should know to ensure a comfortable experience with your new teeth.

Proper Denture Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is just as important with dentures as it is with natural teeth. When you receive your new dentures from Seaman Family Dentistry, our dental professionals will guide you through the proper cleaning routine. Regularly remove your dentures and rinse them after meals to prevent food particles from accumulating. Brush your dentures gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush and use a mild denture cleanser, avoiding abrasive cleaners that could damage the denture material. Additionally, don't forget to clean your mouth and gums to prevent infections and maintain overall oral health.

Adapting to Speaking with Dentures

During the first few days, you may have trouble speaking clearly. It is normal to experience some frustration with your pronunciation, but with practice and patience, your speech will improve. Try reading aloud or speaking in front of a mirror to help you identify and correct any speech issues. Over time, your tongue and facial muscles will adapt to the presence of dentures, and you'll be speaking with confidence again.

Eating with Dentures

Eating with dentures can be challenging initially, but don't worry; it gets easier with time. Begin with soft foods and gradually introduce more challenging items as you become accustomed to the dentures' fit and function. Cut food into smaller pieces and chew on both sides of your mouth to distribute the pressure evenly. Avoid sticky or hard foods that might dislodge the dentures or cause damage. With practice, you'll find that your dentures feel more natural, and you can enjoy a wide variety of foods once again.

Regular Check-Ups and Adjustments

Even with meticulous care, dentures may require adjustments over time. Jawbone and gum tissues can change shape, affecting the fit of your dentures. It's essential to schedule regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure your dentures fit properly and any issues can be addressed promptly. Ill-fitting dentures are uncomfortable and can cause difficulties with speaking and eating. Our dental professionals will make the necessary adjustments to keep your dentures comfortable and functional.

Handling Denture Problems

In the event of a denture-related issue, it's crucial not to attempt any DIY fixes. If your dentures break, crack, or become loose, contact Seaman Family Dentistry immediately. Trying to repair dentures at home may lead to irreparable damage, which can be both expensive and inconvenient. Instead, let our experienced dental team handle the repairs using professional-grade materials and techniques. 

Seaman Family Dentistry is committed to providing exceptional dental care and support to all our patients. If you have any questions or concerns about your dentures, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our team of dental professionals is here to assist you on your denture journey and help you achieve a confident and healthy smile for years to come.

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