Dentures can restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. If you have dentures, make sure that you keep your mouth healthy and clean. Take good care of your dentures and make sure they fit. Otherwise, you may experience the following issues:
– Dentures sliding in your mouth
– Trouble eating and speaking
– Mouth and gum irritation
– Mouth infections
See Dr. Bruce Westover right away if you have any problems with your dentures. It’s possible that your dentures need to be replaced or adjusted. In addition to seeing our dentist, there are several ways for you to treat various denture problems.
Make Sure They Fit
As time passes, your bones and gums will change and your dentures will no longer fit as well. When this occurs, come to our office to have your dentures adjusted, modified, or replaced. You should never try to adjust your dentures yourself.
When you get your new dentures, it may be difficult to say certain words. Be patient and practice saying any tough words aloud and speak slowly. For dentures that move around when you laugh or smile, bite down gently and swallow to put them back in place. Have our dentist check the fit.
Eat Soft Foods
If you have trouble eating with your new dentures, there are a few things you can do until you get used to them. Eat soft foods like eggs and yogurt and take small bites. Avoid eating anything sticky. Take your time eating and chew slowly. Make sure that you use both sides of your mouth when you chew. This helps prevent your dentures from moving forward and tipping. As time goes on, you will get used to your dentures and eating will become easier. With time, you should be able to eat most foods.
Use an Adhesive
Using an adhesive will help your dentures stay in place and feel more secure. Follow the adhesive instructions carefully and only use a small amount. Do not try to use adhesive to fix old or poorly fitting dentures. Instead, visit our office.
To learn more about dentures in Cottonwood, Arizona, and to schedule an appointment, contact our dental office today.