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Instructions for Complete Denture Patients

Learning to wear dentures takes time and patience, especially your first set of dentures. Even if you have previously worn dentures, you must realize that your new dentures are different, and you will have to change some old habits. Your new dentures will need to be adjusted and you will need to adjust to your dentures.

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Comfort

New dentures feel strange and bulky. a feeling of fullness in the lips and cheeks is common. Tongue position is important. Learn to rest your tongue forward so its tip touches the backs of the lower front teeth. Soreness during swallowing requires a simple adjustment of the lower denture.

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Speech

Speaking with dentures usually is not a problem. You will be more aware of small problems in speech sounds than will your listeners. You can gain confidence by reading aloud in from of a mirror. Repeat words or sounds that seem difficult to pronounce.

 

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Eating

If you have worn dentures before, learning to chew well with dentures normally requires two or three weeks of practice. Begin by cutting the food (soft types) into small pieces and placing some on each side before you start chewing. Concentrate on chewing with both sides at the same time and it will become a good habit. Avoid using the front teeth to chew. they are meant for view.

 

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Adjustments

We shall expect to see your mouth within 24 hours. Usually a sore spot can be seen before you can feel it. Occasionally, after wearing the denture for some time, a sore spot may arise but you are unable to get the adjustment for some reason. Temporary relieve is available by using Gly-oxide liquid (available at all drug stores). Directions for use are found on the package. Also, a very warm salt water rinse (1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of water) will soothe the tissues. For any denture problem which exists beyond 4 days, you should seek our advice, perhaps, call your dentist for a convenient appointment.

 

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Tissue Health

Your daily diet must be considered very important to maintain your mouth tissues in a healthy state. A balanced diet should include the protein foods such as meets, fish, eggs and cheese as well as the high vitamin foods, such as, the green vegetables and fresh citrus fruit. Placing the dentures in a water bath while you sleep is a very excellent aid to good tissue health.

 

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Denture Care

RINSE YOUR MOUTH AND DENTURES AFTER MEAL IF POSSIBLE. Twice daily use facial soap or a liquid detergent on a soft tooth brush. Avoid excessive scrubbing on the inside of the denture, this will wear away the fit. Stains and hard deposits can be removed by soaking the dentures in full strength white vinegar for 15 minutes or overnight as you find necessary. Re-use of the same vinegar is fine. Dentures absorb odors and tastes for certain foods etc. A freshly mixed solution of one teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water will soak away those undesirables. Remove the dentures during sleeping time and immerse them in water. Denture wearers should brush daily the top surface of their tongue as well as the palate with a soft nylon tooth brush and tooth paste.

 

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