Here are some tips and tricks for denture wearers:
1. Practice good oral hygiene
Just like with natural teeth, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene with dentures. Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner. Rinse them thoroughly before wearing them again.
2. Soak dentures overnight
Dentures need to be kept moist to maintain their shape and prevent them from drying out. Soak them in a denture cleaning solution or plain water overnight.
3. Use denture adhesive
If you find that your dentures move around in your mouth or feel loose, try using a denture adhesive. Follow the instructions carefully, as using too much can cause the adhesive to ooze out of your dentures.
4. Start with soft foods
When you first get your dentures, it may take some time to get used to eating with them. Start with soft foods that are easy to chew and gradually work your way up to harder foods.
5. Practice speaking
Speaking with dentures can also take some practice. Try reading out loud or talking to a friend to help improve your speech.
6. Visit your dentist regularly
It’s important to have your dentures checked regularly by your dentist. They can make any necessary adjustments and ensure that they are fitting properly.
7. Handle dentures with care
Dentures are delicate and can easily break if dropped. Always handle them with care and use a soft towel or basin of water when cleaning them.