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3 Tips That Will Help Your Teeth Adjust To Dentures

If you are going to get dentures soon, you need to realize that getting dentures is going to be an adjustment period. Here are three tips that you should employ to help you adjust to having dentures.

#1 Build Up Your Cheek Muscles

The first thing that you need to do is build up your cheek muscles, formally known as your buccinators muscles, play an important part in your mouth. Your cheek muscles help direct food into your mouth. You are going to need to use your cheek muscles more with your dentures.

You can build up your cheek muscles by working on your smile. Make a really big smile, that is slightly exaggerated, and hold it in place for about ten to fifteen seconds. This will work out your cheek muscles. Do this very simple exercise a couple of times a day before you get your dentures and after you get your dentures. This will help make it easier to eat food with your dentures.

#2 Sing A Little Bit

Second, once you get your dentures in, practice singing a little bit. Sing to your favorite songs. Singing to music is actually a really awesome way of training your mouth to speak properly with your new dentures. It is common for people to experience a bit a slurring of their speech as they adjust to dentures, and this can make some people feel self-conscious. You can can get over any self-consciousness that you feel by singing along to music. Try singing in the shower, singing in the kitchen, and singing in the car with your new dentures. This will help your mouth get used to forming words and speaking correctly with your new dentures.

#3 Work To Find The Right Adhesive

Finally, work with your doctor to find the right adhesive for your new dentures. There are many different types of dentures and adhesives that you can use; finding the right one is just a process of trial and error.

When you find the right adhesive, you can put it on your gums before you put your dentures on. You just have to put a little bit on your gums. It can help make your dentures fit and feel more comfortable. It can also help reduce inflammation and irritation that you may experience especially as you adjust to wearing your new dentures.

If your dentures don't really feel right though, make sure that you let your dentist know. Adjustments may need to be made in order to get the right fit for your mouth, so be sure to speak up if things don't feel right. 

For more information and tips, contact a company like Treasured Smiles Dentistry.