Here at The Smile Centre UK we try to ensure every new denture wearer leaves with not only a fantastic new smile but is also fully advised on things like caring for their new dentures, eating and speaking and adjusting to them. Whilst we are always available to help and advise customers I thought it would be a good idea to feedback some tips from denture wearers themselves.
Many say that eating with new dentures takes some getting used to but here are some tips from denture wearers on eating and adjusting to new dentures:
Â·When you bite down on your food try to let your teeth cut the food rather than pulling it away like before.
Â·Pasta is great for new denture wearers and easy to eat. There are plenty of choices too so you won't get fed up.
Â·Patience is needed. Have faith as it gets easier by the day. For extra confidence when eating use a denture adhesive.
Â·Learning to eat again is like learning to walk with new legs, it takes time so don't try running, take small steps and as you master them you will progress quickly.
Here is a recipe from a denture wearer for tasty baked apples:
Â·1-2 medium apples skin removed and sliced thinly
Â·2 tbsp of butter
Â·1 tsp of sugar or sweetener
Â·1 tsp of cinnamon
Â·3 tbsp of breadcrumbs
Put all the ingredients into a microwave bowl and cook in microwave until the apples are soft. Normally it is between 1 min 30 secs and 2 mins. Remove from microwave and stir ingredients together again. Place back in microwave and cook until the apples are translucent and very tender. This is a very tasty dish I am told.
Adjusting to new dentures takes time but practice makes perfect.
Â·Practice speaking or reading in front of the mirror to help you get used to your new dentures.
Â·At first your tongue and cheek muscles will try to repel your new dentures as they would any new foreign body in the mouth, this is perfectly normal. You may experience a feeling of looseness but this will go as they settle into place and the muscles will then start to work in holding them in place. When you first get your dentures close your mouth and lips and suck gently on your dentures and you will find it helps relieve the feeling of looseness as you adjust.
Â·Even if you feel uncomfortable at first wearing your dentures it is really important you wear them every day. If you don't your denture will no longer fit due to gum tissue and bone changes.
The Smile Centre UK has been making beautiful hand crafted dentures for many years. They look so natural nobody would ever guess they weren't your own natural teeth. To book a free consultation call the clinic today on 0844 3098 177 or enquire online and we will call you back.