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Your First Month Wearing Dentures

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Posted: Jun 22, 2021

If you need dentures, and you’re feeling slightly nervous, Fixodent can help. At Fixodent, we completely understand any concerns you may have about making the transition from teeth to dentures – from practical considerations such as eating and speaking, to worries about how your new dentures may look. After all, your smile is one of the first things people are likely to 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. 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 denture adhesive 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.

Dentures take 30 days to change your life for the better

Patience, my friend! Patience… This is what adjusting to dentures is all about. As millions of denture wearers around the world know, it makes sense to go for it one bite at a time, slowly and steadily. Here’s a month-long calendar.

A month-long calendar showing each phase of the adjustment period.
  • Day 1- Start by eating soft foods like mashed potatoes, puddings and ice cream that are gentle on your gums.

  • Day 2 to 14– You are beginning to adjust to your dentures. Increased salivation and sore spots are perfectly normal, so don’t worry. Try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water for increased comfort.

  • Day 15 to 29– You’re learning to talk and eat all over again, and the good news is that salivation and sore spots have lessened. Help your confidence by using a denture adhesive like Fixodent. It will immediately improve the fit of your denture giving you, in time, the possibility to enjoy even tough food.

  • Day 30- After a month from your first denture experience, you should be ready to enjoy life to the fullest. And remember, if at any time of this adjustment period you’re continuing to experience discomfort, please see your dentist who can check the fit of your dentures.


  • Apply Fixodent denture adhesive. This 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.

  • Practice. If some words are particularly troublesome, try reading them out 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, too. 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 and try these techniques. 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.