The dentures you have are not your grandmother’s dentures. Your grandmother’s dentures looked fake from the beginning. You might even remember seeing her take them out to soak them! Today’s dentures are very different from the dentures that were worn 50 or 60 years ago. Dentures today are made from lighter and stronger materials, and they look like natural teeth.

Even though dentures have become lighter and more natural looking, they still take some getting used to. Here are some tips for handling problems with dentures that happen to nearly everyone.

My Dentures Are Uncomfortable

It is natural for dentures to be uncomfortable when you first get them. In fact, it may take up to a month for your dentures to feel like a part of your mouth, and for you to feel comfortable wearing them. There are some things you can do to make your dentures more comfortable. Start by eating soft foods, not too hot or too cold. Also, you can wash your mouth out with warm salty water when you remove your dentures at night–this will help your tender gums. You can then gradually switch to more difficult foods after you feel more comfortable with your dentures.

I Am Having Problems Eating and Speaking With Dentures

This is an easy problem to solve. First, if you are having problems eating with your dentures, here are a few tips. Be sure that you take small bites. Put the food on both sides of your mouth to keep your dentures balanced. Be sure that you are chewing thoroughly, and drink plenty of water during your meal to help wash the food down. If you are having problems speaking, be sure that you are securing your dentures. If they feel out of place, be sure that you bite down and swallow before you speak–this will work to tighten your dentures.

If you are having trouble with your dentures, we can help. Give us a call today and let us make you an appointment.