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If you’re brand new to dentures, it can be quite the experience. You’re trying to adjust to something that feels completely different than before. We want to make sure your experience with dentures is a good one, so we are going to share some tips for adjusting to your dentures.

Give yourself time

When you receive your dentures, don’t expect to be adjusted to them right away. At first your dentures will feel strange and bulky, causing your lips and cheeks to feel a lot fuller. Over time you will become more comfortable with the dentures. Be patient and give yourself time to adjust.

Expect the unexpected

Having dentures can be a trying experience for anyone, especially when you experience symptoms you didn’t before. These symptoms can include: slurred speech, gagging, salivating excessively, or diminished taste. Don’t worry; these tend to dissipate over time. If they don’t, please let our office know.

Learning to chew

It takes time to learn how to chew with dentures. Start off with softer foods, progressing to more difficult foods over time. When you are chewing food, have food on both sides of your mouth, this will stabilize your teeth. Avoid chewing with your front teeth; this may dislodge your dentures.

Mouth sores

Though rare, your gums may develop sore spots from the adjustments made to your dentures. You can treat the sore spots by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. Let your dentist know, we will make the necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit.

Please contact our office today with any further questions or concerns about your dentures by calling (701) 478-4500.