4 Practical Tips to Adjust to Your New Dentures Quickly and Live a Happy and Confident Life
When you lose your teeth, dentures come with a ray of hope for you to look good and be able to chew your favorite foods, though not all. Dentures eliminate the emptiness created with the lost teeth, enable you to speak and eat properly and thereby help you to enjoy your social life without any hitch.
However, when dentures are received and worn first, you may not feel all these things. On the contrary, you may be daunted about how to wear these foreign objects throughout life.
A leading dentist, Dr. Sarita Malhotra, who offers affordable dentures in Burlington, MA, at Modern Smiles Dental Care, shares useful tips here for new denture wearers. Dr. Sarita Malhotra is an Invisalign dentist, treats both children and adults, has patient-friendly philosophy focusing on cosmetic as well as restorative dentistry, and offers a wide range of restorative, preventative and cosmetic dental procedures such as Invisalign, dental crowns, dental implants, dental veneers, teeth whitening, root canals, extractions, dental emergency care and more, with state-of-the-art technologies. Modern Smiles Dental Care accepts most dental insurances and they strive to make dental treatment affordable and comfortable. You can easily get in touch with them by calling at 781-505-1900.
Here are the practical tips by Dr. Sarita Malhotra for new denture wearers.
1. Take a Well-balanced Diet
You may find chewing foods difficult at first with the new dentures, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t take a well-balanced diet. There are numerous nutritious foods that you can chew well, including eggs, fish, yogurt, vegetables cooked and made soft, soft fruits and so on. Remember to take smaller bites than you used to take with your normal teeth and don’t bite very hard. Avoid extra-chewy foods at least for many weeks. But remember to include all nutritious foods in your meals.
2. Don’t Skip Brushing
Though dentures are artificially made, they too can develop bacteria and tartar and can stain. Therefore you need to clean them regularly. First rinse them thoroughly to clear all the food particles. Use a soft-bristled brush or you can even use a denture brush, warm water and mild detergent or hand wash to clean the dentures. Never use bleaching agents. If you use a denture adhesive, ensure all of it is removed every time you brush.
3. Soak Dentures
Dr. Sarita Malhotra advises denture wearers to soak dentures every day in a nonabrasive denture cleanser because that will eliminate all food particles, bacteria and plaque. Follow the directions on the package carefully. Rinse dentures thoroughly after soaking before inserting again.
4. Give Your Mouth a Break
Sleep without dentures because that will allow your oral tissues rest and heal from any irritation, soreness and pressure due to dentures. During this time, soak dentures in warm water or a solution prescribed by your dentist as this will prevent them from drying out.
Follow these tips to adjust to your dentures at the earliest so that you can live a happy and confident life.