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Tips for Getting Used to Dentures

Tips for Getting Used to Dentures

Published on May 14th, 2019

If you are missing teeth due to wear and tear or other types of damage, it can be embarrassing and painful. Simple tasks like talking or eating become seemingly impossible with missing teeth. Thankfully, there are different options to help you restore both your smile and your confidence, including dentures in Cary, Il. If you are considering dentures, make sure to ease the transition with the following tips.

Practice Eating

It may sound silly, but it will take some time for your mouth to adjust to the eating process when you first get your dentures. Start by eating foods that are soft and don’t require a lot of chewing before swallowing. To begin, start by avoiding hard or sticky foods and chew using both sides of your mouth.

Practice Talking

Talking is one of the most difficult parts of the transition when you get dentures in Cary, Il. You’ll notice that your mouth will naturally produce an increased amount of saliva when you get dentures, almost making it feel like your dentures are too big for your mouth. Practice talking as often as possible to help adjust; you can try going through the alphabet and read books out loud for easy ways to practice.

Clean & Remove at Bed Time

Make sure to clean your dentures using a denture cleaner and a denture brush. You should also plan to remove your dentures every night to give your mouth and facial muscles a break.

We offer both complete and partial dentures to help fit your needs. Our team will also answer all of your questions throughout the entire process. To get started with dentures, contact our team today to schedule an appointment!

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