- The denture may feel tight and uncomfortable, and may feel bulky as if crowding the mouth
- Your gums may feel sore
- You may notice an increase in the amount of saliva in your mouth
- It is best to eat soft foods
- Speech may be affected
Ideally, dentures should be removed before going to bed as this allows the gum tissues a chance to rest. Removal of full dentures also prevents grinding and clenching of teeth which increase wear on them. After cleaning your dentures, place them dry inside the case that we have provided.
Denture adhesives can give you added confidence that your denture will not slip out of place. It is a product that is applied to the fitting surface of dentures and comes into contact with the gums as the dentures are worn. The adhesive creates a layer between the dentures and the gums that make it more difficult for dentures to move around and fall out of place. However, denture adhesive is not the answer to a poorly fitting denture. If it does not fit well, consult with your dental prosthetist.
After receiving your new dentures, sometimes certain words may be difficult to pronounce at first. It may help to practice speaking in front of the mirror and pronouncing words slowly as your tongue and cheek muscles will soon adapt to the new dentures.
It is recommended to clean your dentures after each meal or at least twice a day. Remove them and rinse away food particles with warm or cold water with a soft toothbrush and unperfumed mild soap or denture-cleaning cream. Brush both inside and outside surfaces of your dentures and while brushing, hold the denture over a basin of water or towel to avoid breakage if dropped. It is best to avoid the use of standard toothpastes as many brands are too abrasive.
Do not use:
- Hot or boiling water as the denture will warp
- Methylated spirits
- Any other string chemicals of any kind