Are you wondering if the process of adjusting to life with dentures in Pembroke Pines is going to be easy? If you follow your dentist’s instructions, there won’t be any reason why it shouldn’t. While the adjustment period usually lasts for a few weeks, we’re here to help you learn how to adjust faster to life with a new set of false teeth.
Experts recommend starting with soft foods while you’re still adjusting to your new dentures because they won’t put as much pressure on your gums as hard foods will. Additionally, it’s best to plan out meals that contain a variety of soft foods so that you can get all of your necessary nutrition. Soft foods that include mashed potatoes, eggs, beans, puddings, applesauce, pasta, custard, and yogurt without nuts or seeds will allow you to get used to moving your mouth with your dentures in.
As soon as you’re ready to eat tougher foods, be sure to cut them into bite-size pieces. This will make it easy for you to chew with your back teeth. While you’re at it, learn how to chew without dislodging your dentures, scraping your gums, or biting your tongue.
If you don’t want your dentures to come unstuck in the back, you should avoid biting with your front teeth. Be sure to bite down with your side or back teeth so that you won’t pop your dentures out of place.
It’s only normal for your new dentures to create sore spots in your mouth during the first few weeks of wearing them. However, you can reduce any signs of inflammation and minimize your discomfort caused by these sore spots if your rinse your mouth with warm saltwater.
Before you go out in public, it’s best to practice speaking at home while you’re wearing your new dentures. Start by reading magazines and books out loud or by thinking out loud.
At Village Square Dental, we’re here to help you regain your self-confidence by helping you achieve your best smile. If you have questions about dentures, call us now to schedule your appointment.