A chipped tooth can ruin an otherwise perfect smile, but luckily a dental crown can hide this imperfection. Chips can occur after an injury, but bad habits are also a leading factor. Using your teeth to open packaging or eating biting your fingernails can chip your teeth. While a small chip is not immediately harmful…
How to Adjust to New Dentures Quickly
When a person gets dentures for the first time or a new pair, it can take some time to adjust. This is completely normal and should not be a cause for concern. Because the device is new and encompasses the majority of a person's mouth, taking the time to adjust and get used to the new dentures is important.
By having some tips and tricks in place to be able to adjust more quickly to the new dentures, it can make the transition period much smoother. Today, we will outline and point out some excellent tips that you or someone you know can use when they are getting a new set of dentures.
Tips after you get new dentures
Getting new dentures usually means that there will be a transition period. This is a simple time that it takes the wearer to get used to the dentures. Whether it is the persons first pair or a new pair, the transition period can be easy and seamless using these tips.
Rinsing with warm salt water
For the first 14 days of having new dentures, it is very normal for there to be an increase in the amount of saliva that a person produces. Because the device is new in the mouth and all of the sensory and sensitive skin is not used to it, the saliva naturally begins to flow more.
One thing that has been beneficial for helping to stop the increased salivation is rinsing the mouth with a salt water rinse. Doing this can help decrease the amount of saliva that is being produced.
In these first 14 days, it is also common to have some spots that increase in soreness. These will not be unbearable and more of a simple discomfort. The salt water rinse will also help with these areas, too!
Getting used to talking
As the sore spots decrease and saliva flow also decreases, the time will come when a person may notice it feels different to talk (even with less saliva and soreness). An excellent tip to get used to talking again is to find a favorite book or magazine and read out loud. By doing this, you will begin getting used to how the dentures feel. Because this would be much more talking than a person would typically do, it can greatly help and speed along the process of getting used to talking with new dentures.
During this timeframe, a dentist will typically have recommended the use of a type of adhesive for the new dentures. Follow their guidelines and this will also help in easing how talking and daily habits feel.
Things should start feeling normal at day 30
Around day 30 (although this can vary for every individual) talking and doing day to day activities should begin to feel normal again. However, if there are still some sore and trouble spots, never hesitate to reach out to your dental professional to seek the counsel.
They will know your dental history and will be able to guide you on what to do next. It may take a simple visit to the dentist to do a slight adjustment that can have you on your way and feeling just like your old self!
Have any questions about what to do to get used to new dentures or be prepared before your first pair? Contact us today and we can help guide you in knowing what to do and expect when getting your first set or newer set of dentures!
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