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Do You Wear Dentures?

Friday, August 21, 2009

One day the word “dentures” could become a historical term, once all
preventive medicine has been practiced! At the present time, however,
someone you are caring for may still need to rely on wearing dentures
to get by with their dental health. For this reason, it would be nice
to learn some facts about dentures. Usually, wearing dentures is a
difficult new experience that is often hard to get used to. Time and
practive will allow cheeks and tongue get used to the sensation of
holding your dentures in place, if there is adequate dental ridge and
muscle tone. A dental adhesive might be needed for the beginner or for
someone with insufficient bone ridge or muscle tone.



When first starting to wear dentures,
eating even the most simple foods may seem difficult. The foreign
sensation of wearing a plastic appliance over a portion of the mouth
shouldn’t feel painful - be grateful that this treatment option is
available to restore your oral function and health back the best it can
be! After first receiving the dentures, eat simple, non-sticky foods
like yogurts, steamed vegetables and eggs. Raw vegetables and nuts
should be avoided as these items tend to require rigorous use of teeth.
When chewing, place food on both rear sides of your dentures to keep
your mouth balanced. This is something that will become easier with
time.


As a general rule of thumb, denture
wearers tend to have a poorer diet than non-denture wearers, so getting
a healthy balanced diet is key. If you find difficulty eating with your
dentures, check with dentist as adjustments are routine to keep
everything functioning and feeling as it should. Dentures should be a
supplementary device intended to add to a person’s quality of life,
not detract from it. Speech may also be affected by dentures, and
although it may seem difficult or cumbersome in the beginning, after
about a month, speech should improve. If not, speak with your dentist
about the situation.


Remember, keeping your dentures clean is
just as important as keeping your mouth clean. Dentures should be
cleaned after each meal, during which the mouth should be cleaned with
rinse or lightly scrubbed with a soft bristle toothbrush, to prevent
food from sitting beneath the dentures and irritating the gum (which
can lead to a fungus infection). Remember, do not sleep with dentures
in - the gums need a chance to rest!


It is possible to have a fruitful,
fulfilling life with dentures , if the dentures after multiple
adjustments or even new sets still have problem to stay in or hurts,
there are other options , maybe selections or set up of different
denture teeth,ridge augmentation or dental impalnts, Be sure to find
out what will be the best restorative options to regain abilit to eat
healthy and feeling healthy. every 6 months with your dental
professional to prevent any unexpected problems.

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