When you just had your Fort Pierce dentures fitted, you may experience a little discomfort especially if you are still adjusting to the dentures and denture adhesives. It requires patience and commitment as it takes a little bit of time to get used to wearing them. Wearing dentures may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. The dentures may come out loose while the muscles of your tongue and cheek learn to keep them in place.
Certain problems such as difficulty pronouncing certain words, slipping, and fitting can happen on the first few weeks of wearing your dentures. Here are simple tips to manage difficulties like these for first time-wearers:
Speaking – After the placement of your dentures while your mouth and tongue are still adjusting to it, you may find pronouncing words a little difficult. Practice by reading out loud and repeating difficult words. If your dentures “click” when you’re talking, speak more slowly.
Slipping – Your dentures may occasionally slip when you cough, smile, laugh or even eat. To fix this problem, just reposition your dentures by gently biting down and swallowing.
Eating – This will take a little practice. Cut your food into small pieces and start with soft foods. To prevent the dentures from tipping, chew slowly by using both sides of your mouth at the same time.
Even if you no longer have natural teeth left, it is very important to keep your mouth clean and healthy. You should also need to make sure to only wear dentures that fit properly. Otherwise, the following problems may occur:
If you have any more concerns and questions about getting a set of Fort Pierce dentures, reach out to us Smooth Sailing Dental and we would be happy to any questions you may have.