Smile Confidently with Your New Dentures

Smile Confidently with Your New Dentures

Posted by Rio Rancho Family Dental Care on Jun 13 2023, 08:35 AM

Are you one of the millions of people who wear dentures? Whether you're wearing them for the first time or have been using them for years, adjusting to new dentures can be challenging. Eating and speaking with confidence may seem daunting at first, but with a few tips and tricks, you'll be able to smile confidently in no time! 

Getting Used to Your New Dentures

Getting used to your new dentures can take some time, but it's important to be patient and persistent. In the beginning, you may experience some discomfort or soreness, but this is normal and will subside with time.

One of the best ways to get used to your new dentures is by practicing speaking out loud. Start with easy words and gradually work up to more difficult phrases. This will help you become comfortable speaking in public without feeling self-conscious about your dentures.

It's also essential that you wear your dentures as often as possible during the day, even if they feel uncomfortable at first. Wearing them consistently will help speed up the adjustment process and make wearing them feel more natural over time.

Another tip for getting used to new dentures is to practice eating soft foods before moving on to harder foods like meats or nuts. Cut food into smaller pieces and chew slowly on both sides of your mouth while keeping a balanced diet.

Tips for Eating and Drinking with Your New Dentures

Eating and drinking with new dentures can be a bit daunting at first, but don't worry - you will soon get used to it! Here are some tips to help make the process easier:

Firstly, start with soft foods such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, or soup. This will give your mouth time to adjust to the feeling of wearing dentures.

When eating harder foods like apples or carrots, cut them into smaller pieces and chew slowly on both sides of your mouth. This will ensure that your food is evenly distributed and reduce any discomfort.

Avoid sticky or hard-to-chew foods like chewing gum or caramel candy, as they can damage your dentures. Also, avoid biting down directly onto anything hard, like ice cubes or bones.

It is important to take small sips when drinking liquids so as not to dislodge your dentures. Try using a straw for beverages if possible.

After eating, remove and rinse your dentures thoroughly under running water before placing them back in their container filled with the soaking solution overnight.

Remember that it takes time for you and your new teeth to become comfortable together while eating. Be patient and persistent – before long, you'll enjoy all the foods you love without worrying about damaging those pearly whites!

Getting new dentures may seem daunting at first, but with time and practice, you can learn to smile confidently and enjoy your favorite foods again. Remember to take good care of your dentures by cleaning them regularly and storing them properly. If you experience any discomfort or difficulty while wearing your dentures, don't hesitate to reach out to our dentist for help.

Find out more about oral health by scheduling an appointment at the Rio Rancho Family Dental Care clinic. Call us at (505) 891-4510 or drop in at our dental office, located at 4041 Ridge Rock Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. 

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