In a white office with a large window, two colleagues sit and talk confidently over a presentation given on a white laptop, one of them has dentures and wears them with confidence.

Tips on Wearing Dentures with Confidence

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Posted: Jun 22, 2021

Life is for living, and natural, spontaneous expression is something we all take for granted. But if you’re new to wearing dentures, your confidence may be understandably disrupted. It’s a natural reaction, however, as you become more accustomed to your dentures, your confidence will grow likewise, and you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing them. Until then, Fixodent is here to help bring back your dazzling smile with a strong hold and some helpful tips and tricks on wearing dentures.

BE POSITIVE

Dentures and denture adhesive cream, for most wearers, are not a negative experience, as they will actually improve their lives. There are many positives including the way you look and the way you act. Natural-looking dentures can significantly improve your smile, facial appearance and self-confidence. Perfect fitting dentures are also capable of correcting certain pronunciation problems previously caused by missing teeth, helping you speak better. Add to that the ability to tackle chewy foods again and it’s easy to see how new dentures can boost your self-esteem. Dentures can achieve all this if you stick to Fixodent denture adhesive, because they’ll keep them firmly in place and help avoid any embarrassing slip-ups.

KEEP YOUR DENTURES CLEAN

Natural-looking dentures are just as demanding as teeth in terms of daily dental care. However, the advantage dentures have over natural teeth is the fact that you can remove them from your mouth and soak them overnight in a denture cleansing solution to get them sparkling clean. Your gums however should be cleaned at the end of each day using a soft or ultra-soft bristled toothbrush. Gently massage your gum tissues to remove any food particles and any film. Then to finish and freshen, try rinsing your mouth with an alcohol-free mouthwash. Learn how to clean dentures properly in a few simple steps with Fixodent.

HAVE REGULAR CHECK-UPS AT YOUR DENTIST

Dentures are fairly robust and hardwearing; however, don’t be under the illusion that they are indestructible. They can be highly prone to warping if left in hot water, also your gum tissues can change shape over time. Whilst dentures themselves do not decay like natural teeth, your gums can still be susceptible to problems. Your tongue and the tissues that line your oral cavity, plus your upper and lower jaws may also be affected by other conditions. We recommend that you schedule regular appointments with your dentist to check the condition and fit of your dentures and oral tissues routinely. A professional will be the best to know if your denture experience is going well, and in case of a prosthodontist, he or she will be the best suited to solve complex issues like restoring used dentures or fabricating a new one. It is also an opportunity to check for oral cancer.

USE DENTURE ADHESIVE

Finally, another way you can enhance your denture wearing experience is using a denture adhesive such as Fixodent: it will keep your dentures firmly in place, while providing you with a fresher breath. How? Read on to find out!

APPLY FIXODENT TO SECURE YOUR DENTURES

One of the most important denture care tips when it comes to a more confident wear is to ensure you achieve a comfortable fit and a firm grip by using Fixodent denture adhesive. Applying an adhesive should give you a more secure grip and cushion your gums from the pressure of your dentures, especially for your lower denture. If your dentures are relatively old or feel like they are ill-fitting, do not expect applying more Fixodent adhesive to your dentures to give you the perfect fit. Your dentures are likely to need professional adjustment by your dentist to improve their comfort and fit, so book an appointment as soon as you suspect that is the case.

USE FIXODENT TO PREVENT BAD BREATH

Oral hygiene and bad breath are highly sensitive issues for many denture wearers. The main reason is that dentures can actually interfere with the mouth’s natural cleaning process. Saliva helps manage bacteria levels and remove food particles in your mouth, however dentures can prevent saliva from reaching and cleansing these areas. Fixodent Plus Best Antibacterial Premium Adhesive Cream not only secures your dentures, but also has antibacterial properties. It does not only boost saliva's natural cleaning action, but it also creates a fine unbroken seal along your dentures that prevents tiny food particles from getting trapped. The result is more comfortable dentures and fresher breath. So make using minty-tasting Fixodent denture adhesive as important a part of your daily oral hygiene routine as toothpaste!

FAQS ABOUT WEARING DENTURES

Do you still have a few blind spots left with regards to wearing dentures? Don’t worry, chances are that you’ll find the answer you’re looking for in the below section!

Do dentures ever feel normal?

Although false teeth will never feel like natural teeth, you will eventually get used to wearing them – all it takes is some time and a bit of practice.

How do you wear dentures properly?

It is your dentist’s or prosthodontist’s responsibility to make sure that your dentures are fitted well, and that you know how to remove, insert and care for them properly. From the moment you receive your dentures, you should allow between five to eight hours to settle in your mouth, but even then, it’s to be expected to return to your dentist for some adjustments in the first few weeks. For maximum comfort and safety, be sure to use a denture adhesive.

How can I make my dentures more comfortable?

Even the best-fitting dentures can slip or move around in your mouth while eating and speaking. To make sure your dentures stay in one place and for a more comfortable denture wearing experience, we recommend you start using a denture adhesive such as Fixodent.

Can you tell if someone is wearing dentures?

If the dentures are fitted properly and the wearer has already adjusted to their dentures, the chances that you or anybody else will be able to tell that they’re wearing false teeth are low.

Does your face change with dentures?

Yes, but unless your dentures are poorly fitted, the changes in appearance should be on the positive side. Dentures can give you a healthier look and a more confident smile.

At the beginning, life with dentures may be an experience full of question marks, but we hope to have turned some of those questions into chances to embrace them with confidence.

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