Getting used to your new smile

Getting used to your new smile

The first month with dentures is the hardest, so we’ve rounded up some tips on how to adjust to your new gnashers

The first month with dentures is the hardest, so we’ve rounded up some tips on how to adjust to your new gnashers

Transitioning from natural teeth to dentures can be nerve-wracking. After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.

There are a lot of myths surrounding new dentures and denture care, but once you are over the initial few days of wearing them, you’ll begin to feel more comfortable with the sensation, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of your perfect smile.

One thing to remember is that you are not alone. Some 15 million people in the UK wear partial or full dentures – that’s one in four people – so the likelihood is extremely high that you’ll know somebody who wears dentures and uses a form of false teeth glue to keep them in place. The question is, have you actually noticed? It is highly unlikely, as new denture technology and denture care techniques create a look that is so natural, the difference is imperceptible.

But there is sure to be a period of adjustment so here are some helpful tips for new denture wearers…

Make sure they're secure

From the moment you first start to wear dentures, you may feel a little self-conscious. Don’t worry, all you need is a little practice and Fixodent denture adhesive. Fixodent will ensure that your dentures are kept firmly and comfortably in place. It’s simple to use and provides a strong and long-lasting grip on your dentures.


If some words are particularly troublesome, try reading them aloud in private. Your mouth will soon make the subtle adjustments needed to master them.

Be patient

During the first few weeks, your new dentures may feel a little awkward. Any looseness should subside once your tongue and cheek muscles instinctively learn to hold them in place.

Act naturally

Wearing dentures does not mean you should stop laughing, smiling or coughing. With Fixodent denture adhesive, you can be confident that your new dentures will be held comfortably and firmly in place.

The key is to persist for a reasonable period of time with the above advice. You will be surprised at just how well your mouth will adjust to compensate for your new dentures. However, if problems do continue, you should not hesitate to contact your dentist about proper denture care.

For more on what to expect with your new dentures, take a look at the video below…

How long did it take you to adjust to your new dentures? Let us know in the comments section below.

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