Let Yourself Adjust
Having new teeth in your mouth, especially if you’ve been without for a significant period, will take some getting used to. It will likely impact your speech and eating, and you may experience excess saliva as your mouth adjusts to the new device. Remember, however, that this phase is only temporary, and relatively short. Don’t stress over the adjustments, but acknowledge that you need time to learn how they work. A bit of patience will make the transition easier and the experience more rewarding.
Eat Like You Love It
If you had teeth extracted due to pain, decay, or other oral health reasons, you most likely had to limit your diet to accommodate the issue. With dentures, however, this is no longer the case. Your dentures are designed to function as real teeth, so once you’re used to them, don’t be afraid to put this to the test. Try eating foods you love, and allow yourself to enjoy the process. Just be sure to clean them well afterward.
Keep Them Clean
Messy dentures aren’t fun for anyone, and they can leave you open to bad breath and gum disease. Clean them thoroughly and regularly to ensure you won’t have to deal with either. Rinse your dentures after eating, and soak them in a cleaning solution at night. The best cleaning method will depend on what the dentures are made of. Contact the dentist if you’re unsure.