living with
dentures.

A simple and cost-effective solution to missing teeth, adapting to a life with dentures may take some getting used to. But we’re confident that as time goes by, you’ll wish you made the transition to dentures sooner.

Here’s some advice for getting used to and keeping your dentures in good condition.

1.

GIVE IT TIME

It will take your tongue, lips and cheeks some time to adjust to your new dentures. As you get used to wearing your dentures any initial difficulties you had eating or speaking will subside

2.

SOFTLY DOES IT

Start by eating soft foods, cut them into small pieces and bite and chew slowly using both sides. Gradually work your way up to harder foods, give it time before you rush into taking a bite of that apple.

3.

READ OUT LOUD

Try to read the news on your phone or tablet or a book out loud to yourself.

4.

KEEP TALKING

Don’t stay quiet and wait for it to work, keep talking with friends and family. Practise repeating commonly used words and phrases, especially the letters ‘S’ and ‘F’, which tend to be more troublesome.

5.

KEEP THEM CLEAN

Just like your natural teeth, daily care and maintenance of your dentures is key to their longevity and also your own oral health. Clean them daily with a denture cleanser and brush.

6.

DAMAGE CONTROL

Whenever cleaning your dentures, we recommend doing this over a sink of water in case you do drop them. That way they’ll hit the water and not the hard sink or floor.

7.

GIVE THEM A REST

Take your dentures out at night to give your gums a rest while you sleep.

8.

KEEP THEM MOIST

Do not allow your dentures to dry out. Soak them in a glass of water prior to insertion. If you do remove them at night, place them in water or your preferred denture soak.

9.

KEEP YOUR IMPLANTS CLEAN

If you had an implant-supported denture it’s important to clean around the implant and also keep your gums healthy. Continue to floss and clean around those hard-to-reach areas.

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