Getting used to your new smile

Getting used to your new smile

New to dentures? The first month is the hardest, so we’ve rounded up expert tips on how to feel confident with your new gnashers all day long.

New to dentures? The first month is the hardest, so we’ve rounded up expert tips on how to feel confident with your new gnashers all day long. 

Transitioning from natural teeth to full or partial dentures can be nerve-wracking. Whether it’s when you’re tucking into something tasty, or laughing with a loved one, you might be struggling to feel confident and trust in your new teeth.

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 new 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 – but using the right denture adhesive cream can make all the difference.

Fixodent Plus has unbeatable hold, keeping your dentures secure and in place all day long.

It also prevents food particles from becoming trapped between your dentures and gums, and so combined with its antibacterial action for fresher breath, you’ll feel confident and comfortable all day, every day.

Practice

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

Act naturally

Wearing dentures does not mean you should stop laughing, smiling or coughing. Indeed, people are more likely to notice if you aren’t smiling as broadly or laughing as willingly as usual, than they are to notice that you’re wearing dentures, so relax and act as you would usually. With Fixodent Plus, you can be confident that your new dentures will be held comfortably and firmly in place.

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.

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, contact your dentist.

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

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