With new dentures in your mouth, it may feel like your salivary glands are creating much more saliva than your mouth needs. Don’t worry. This is a common experience that will subside once your mouth has adjusted to wearing new dentures. A good tip is to swallow more often – sucking on a hard-boiled sweet or mint will help you swallow more naturally.
A real mouthful.
Because your mouth is so sensitive, when you first start wearing dentures, you might feel that they are too big for your mouth. You might also be convinced that they are shunting your lips forward, causing you to be self-conscious of your mouth. This is common but will become less of an issue the more you wear your dentures and the more your muscles get instinctively used to keeping them in place.
Without a proper seal, troublesome food and drink particles have a habit of getting behind dentures, where it decays and causes bad breath. Fixodent Dual Protection denture adhesive is not only formulated for keeping dentures in place, it incorporates ‘food seal’ technology. This stops these causes of odours, whilst an anti-bacterial action reduces the spread of any bacteria. The result is clinically proven fresher breath for up to 6 hours.
Dentures no longer fit.
If your dentures used to fit perfectly but now sit awkwardly, it’s highly likely that it’s your mouth that’s changed, not your dentures. Gum tissue and your jawbone both deteriorate over time and as your dentures rest and rely on these, they can become loose and uncomfortable. If this happens, visit your dentist for either the adjustment or replacement of your dentures and advice on how to keep dentures in place.