4 COMMON DENTURE PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS
Are you going to wear your first pair of dentures soon? This is an exciting moment, but it’s natural to be nervous, too. There are many common denture problems people may encounter when they first get dentures. Here’s what to expect when you first start wearing dentures and what you can anticipate when you adjust.
1. EATING WITH DIFFICULTY: Eating with dentures requires certain preparation. When you first get your new dentures, eating can be difficult. As you bite down or chew, your dentures can slip out of place. Some types of foods, including nuts and seeds, can get stuck under your dentures and cause some discomfort. To overcome these problems, stick to easy-to-eat foods while your dentures are new. Eat soft foods and cut them into tiny pieces to make chewing easier. To keep your dentures healthy, continue to chew your food at the same time on both sides of your mouth. In your eating skills, you’ll get more relaxed as you get used to your dentures.
2. SPEAKING DIFFICULTY: Speaking can be difficult when you have fresh dentures, too. They can sound like a foreign object in your mouth and that can interfere with speech. It can be hard to learn how to move your tongue through them to form the right sounds, but it will become second nature in time to interact with dentures.
3. DENTURE SLIPPAGE: Often, you can find that your dentures are falling out of place. This can also occur when you smile, laugh or cough. It can even happen while you are eating or talking. Gently reposition them if your fresh dentures slip out of place by biting down and swallowing.
4. WASHING PROBLEMS: Cleaning dentures isn’t the same as cleaning natural teeth, so getting used to your new daily routine will take some time. Cleaning dentures isn’t the same as cleaning natural teeth, so getting used to your new daily routine will take some time. You can’t be absolutely sure of what to do at first. You can find that you don’t wash your dentures often enough, don’t use the correct cleaners, or damage your dentures when you clean them. Fortunately, these fears are all avoidable.
The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests cleaning your dentures regularly. You can use a soft bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaner. Stop regular toothpastes because they’re abrasive and can scratch your dentures. Use a commercial cleaner for dentures instead.
In order to clean your dentures, you need to remove them from your mouth. If you’re not careful, you might lose your new dentures when brushing them. Chips, breaks or other damage may result in this. You should lay a towel on the bottom of your sink to cover your dentures, to cushion the dentures if they break. Another alternative is filling the sink with water.
Getting used to your new pair of dentures will take some time. Be careful, and before you know it, your dentures will fix your issues. When you have lingering denture problems, don’t hesitate to see the dentist for assistance.