To ensure a smooth adjustment to your
new dentures, try the following helpful hints:
- Expectations of your
denture: you may feel a little discomfort
in the initial adjustment period as your mouth
adjusts to your new dentures. This adjustment
period will differ according to the patient’s
mouth conditions, general state of health, age,
sensitivity attitude, and the ability to become
accustomed to their new appliance.
- Daily care:like
your natural teeth, dentures must be cleansed of
plague and other food particles. We recommend cleaning
us daily with a non-abrasive brush and mild detergent,
followed with a rinse. Soaking them in denture solution
overnight after this process would maintain the life
of us. It is important that you do not sleep with
us. You should remove them at the end of each day
to give your mouth, supporting muscles and tissues
a chance to relax and distress.
- Minimal discomfort: Whilst
a new denture will try to mimic your natural teeth,
it will still cause some areas of discomfort. Patients
may find speaking difficult after the denture has
been positioned and should practice speaking slowly
and quietly with their new dentures fitted. Depending
on the patient, they may feel a slight increase in
saliva production in the mouth during the initial
period. They may also feel soreness in their mouth
as it gets used to the newly fitted dentures.
However these discomforts should slowly disappear
as patients get used to us. If they persist, it
is important to see us.
- Eating: Patients
should eat foods that are easier to chew and bite.
It is recommended that patience use both sides of
their mouth when eating so that pressure can be distributed
evenly. Avoid foods that are too hot, or too hard
for your teeth to bite into.
- Speaking: you
may have difficulty speaking while your tongue, jaw
and lips are getting used to your new dentures. Patients
should practise speaking slowly and quietly with
their new dentures fitted to allow their mouth to
- Cleaning your dentures: It’s
highly recommended and expected that all denture
wearers clean and wash their teeth and dentures as
often as they can. This should be done each night
before bed. Bacteria can easily get trapped in the
dentures and cause infections and breath odours.
Dentures should be bathed and washed in lukewarm
or cold water, and soaked in a plastic container
- Oral hygiene: It
is important to care for your natural teeth and surrounding
gums as this will also ensure that your dentures
are also kept as clean as possible. As well as regular
visits to their dentist, patients should brush their
teeth (as well as their dentures) at least twice
a day, and also floss as part of this process.
- Adjustment to dentures: If
there are any discomforts overtime, patient should
consult their dental prosthetist or us so us can
- Regular consultations: Due
to subtle changes in your mouth overtime, a regular
consultation to your dental prosthetist should be
done as they can ensure that the denture is still
suitably fitted for the patient.
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