Post Dentures Houston
- Rinse your dentures after each meal.
- Be careful not to drop your dentures; they can break, bend or distort.
- Do not sleep with your dentures in your mouth. You must let your gums and oral tissues rest.
- When your denture is not in the mouth it should be kept wet in container. If it dries out its shape can change and it may not fit well.
- Do not use bleaches, steel wool, or emery boards on the dentures.
- If you have a pet at home do not let the pet get a hold of your dentures; they will be ruined.
- Clean your dentures every day, in one of three ways: 1) with a regular toothbrush and toothpaste, 2) with Efferdent or Polident “fizzing” tablets- just follow directions on the box or 3) soak the dentures in a cup of warm, not hot, water with a teaspoon of baking soda.
The First Days
- Eat soft food until you feel confident and are accustomed to your new dentures.
- If you feel that your speech is different, it should resume to normal sounds with time.
- If you get a sore spot, this is very common. Call the office and the denture will be adjusted. If it is extremely painful, stop wearing the denture and call the office.
- If you feel more secure with a denture cream or adhesive follow the directions on the box.
Your dentures were mutually approved throughout their fabrication appointments. They require a period of adjustment. Perhaps you had teeth for many years and suddenly you now have a prosthesis. This may be a big change and it will take practice to “relearn” how to eat and talk as well as how to use various muscles of your mouth and tongue to control your denture. Keep this in mind and your denture will be a healthy success.