New wearers often report a “full-mouth” feeling, as though the dentures are too big and pushing the lips forward. This feeling will diminish as you adjust to wearing dentures. They may feel like they don’t fit properly at first. They may “gag” you or cause you to bite your cheek or tongue. If you wear an upper denture, it may take some time for your tongue to get used to the feeling of being pressed against the denture and not your palate. Don’t worry. These problems will decrease over time.
Because a denture is a “foreign object” in the mouth, you may
produce more saliva for a while. This, too, will decrease and eventually go
away. Something as simple as sucking on a mint or hard candy will encourage you
to swallow more frequently, clearing excess saliva. Some soreness is also
expected, usually within a few hours of putting your dentures in your mouth. To help relieve some of that
soreness and denture irritation trying rinsing with
Oral-B Mouth Sore Special Care. If it continues, see a
dental professional; never try to make adjustments to your dentures
It's also important to
take care of your gums while wearing dentures. Consider massaging your gums
Oral-B iO electric toothbrush, it includes a gum care mode to help stimulate
and protect your gumline.
Dentures take some getting used to, but with a few simple strategies up your sleeve, you can feel confident all day long. As a new denture wearer, you may find that chewing feels different with dentures. You also may think that food has "lost its flavor." While you are adjusting to wearing your dentures, your mind is receiving strong signals from your mouth about your dentures, which overpower the messages from your taste buds. After you are accustomed to the denture, your mind will pay less attention to your dentures and more to your taste buds.
During your adjustment time, you may have trouble sensing hot foods and drinks, which is common with new denture wearers. Be careful; you don't want to burn your mouth.
To eat more easily and enjoyably while wearing dentures:
When you speak, the sound reaches your ears through vibrations in the bones of the jaw and skull. Wearing dentures changes and increases the sound, but this is much more noticeable to you than to anyone else.
If your dentures "click" when you speak, try to speak more slowly to avoid movements that raise and/or move your lower denture. Keeping your lower denture in place requires the ability to hold it still with the muscles of your lips, cheeks, and tongue. At first, these muscles may tend to "kick out" your denture. With time and practice, you will be able to overcome the difficulties of speaking.
To speak more confidently while wearing your dentures:
For more about dentures visit
Dentures: Temporary & Permanent, Costs, Pros & Cons
Denture Care Instructions and Tips
Denture Adhesives: What They Are and How They Work
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Finding a Good Dentist
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