Dealing with Dentures

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If you are getting dentures, you will have some adjustments to make. But don’t worry, with a little effort, you can get used to wearing them in no time at all.

Your new dentures should fit comfortably. They should not hurt or feel tight. If you experience any discomfort, contact Dr. Teresa Eplett for an adjustment. You may need to return a few weeks after you receive your dentures to have them relined. You may notice that they feel a little bulky at first, or that your mouth manufactures more saliva than usual. This is perfectly normal and will stop over time.

If you have trouble speaking with your dentures in, you can try practicing the words that are giving you trouble. Or, you can try singing along with the radio. The rhythm of the lyrics can make it easier for you to learn how to speak with dentures.

Exercising your buccinator muscles, which are the muscles in your cheek, can help you keep your dentures in place.

If you have problems eating, try cutting your food into smaller pieces or into long strips so that you can chew it on both sides of your mouth and distribute the chewing pressure evenly. Your dentures are not your natural teeth, but they can still collect food debris and plaque. You need to clean them twice a day and place them in a soaking solution overnight.

If you are missing teeth, or if you need dentures in Medford, Oregon, don’t wait any longer. Call 541-772-8280 today to schedule your visit at ADC Dental & Denture Clinic Inc..