You’ll be rocking that denture with confidence in no time at all thanks to these five tips.
No one becomes a denture-wearing expert overnight! Patience, positivity, and a sense of humor are key to getting used to a new prosthesis.
You’ll want to wear your dentures as much as possible to help you get used to it, but you still need to allow yourself sometime without it in to let your gums rest. Following your dentist’s directions will help you stay comfortable and healthy.
Who needs an audience while you’re trying to chew your food with a set of teeth? Practice chewing tough foods while you’re at home getting used to your denture. You’ll figure out the best ways to chew and cut up foods for stress-free dining.
Speaking with a denture is a potentially embarrassing experience. You dread making strange noises or drooling or even–worst of all–accidentally spitting out your dentures during a conversation.
Practicing from the privacy of your own home is the best way to build your confidence and ‘relearn’ how to speak with them in. Reading aloud and singing along to your favorite songs are excellent ways to develop new speech habits.
Dental adhesives are no substitute for a good-fitting denture, but they can give you added comfort and confidence while you’re just starting out.
Contact your dentist with any questions or concerns you have about getting used to your new denture.
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