Denture Wearers

Denture Tips: What Denture Wearers Need to Know

Dentures are great dental appliances you can use to replace missing teeth and improve your oral health. They allow you to maintain a healthy diet and give you the confidence to talk and smile in social settings. 

While they provide many benefits, adjusting to life with dentures may not be easy for everyone.

In this blog post, our dentists have put together a few denture tips that will make wearing dentures easy to do.

Insert Your Dentures Gently

Putting on dentures daily, especially for first-time denture wearers may seem like a daunting task. The best way to start is to gently insert the dentures into position and you should feel the suction between your gums and the false teeth when done correctly. Dentists also recommend gently biting down for about 30 seconds for a proper fit.

Keep Talking

If you’re afraid that your dentures will fall off as you talk or they will look too obvious, you are not alone. Most people have the same fear at first.

But remember that your dentures are a perfect fit for your mouth. Secondly, the more you wear them and practice speaking, the easier it’ll get. For instance, you can read a book out loud to help your facial muscles adjust to the new appliance. Soon enough, talking and smiling will feel natural.

But if you’re dealing with poorly fitting dentures, your dentist can recommend the best denture adhesive you can use to make them a comfortable fit.

Take a Break

Take off your dentures for 6 to 8 hours every day. You can take them off as you sleep to allow the gums to recover from any soreness caused by the dentures.

Soak the Dentures

When you take them off for a rest, don’t let your dentures dry out. Place them in a denture-soaking solution or in a cup of clean warm water to keep them moist. Ideally, you need to soak dentures overnight.

Soaking them also helps to remove food particles and prevents plaque buildup. Rinse the dentures with clean water to remove any denture cleanser solution before placing them back in your mouth.

Maintain Denture Cleanliness

Dentures, like natural teeth, also require proper care and maintenance. Brush your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a denture cleaner at least twice a day to keep them in good condition. Ensure you gently brush all sides of the denture surface to prevent plaque buildup that could lead to mouth sores and bad breath.

Maintain Oral Hygiene

Dentures, like natural teeth, also require proper care and maintenance. Brush your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a denture cleaner at least twice a day to keep them in good condition. Ensure you gently brush all sides of the denture surface to prevent plaque buildup that could lead to mouth sores and bad breath.

Correct Denture Storage

The longevity of your dentures also depends on how you store them when not in use. Place the dentures on a folded towel when handling them to prevent breakages or cracks if they accidentally slip off your hands. Finally, don’t place the dentures in hot water as they could warp or lose shape.

Maintain a Well-Balanced Diet and Stay Hydrated

When you start wearing dentures, it might be hard to eat some foods, but maintaining a balanced diet and staying hydrated is vital for your health. Increase a variety of foods in your diet as you get accustomed to the dentures and take lots of water to beat the dryness they may cause.

Visit Premier Dentures for Quality Denture Services

For quality full or partial dentures that make you feel confident to live your best life, contact Premier Dentures. You can choose from over thirty molds and sizes of teeth for a custom denture that meets your needs. Schedule a free consultation with us to get started. 

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