New dentures in Greenville, NC feel very different than what you have become accustomed to. By taking your time to adjust to the new set of teeth, you will appreciate them more and not irritate your gums. You do not have to sacrifice eating or talking to others when you learn a few tricks to help you manage the challenges. Expect to have an adjustment period when you get home, but know that you can make the transition.

Eating Tips for New Denture Wearers

Start out with softer foods, such as soup, fish, eggs, yogurt, and softer cooked vegetables until you feel more comfortable. Take smaller bites. Do not bite down with your front teeth. You may need to chew more that you did with your own teeth.  Sugar-free gum helps with saliva production, which boosts comfort with dentures.

  • Use a zinc-free adhesive
  • Avoid foods which could irritate your mouth, such as popcorn and nuts
  • Keep foods such as caramels, corn-on-the-cob, or raw vegetables off the menu at first
  • Coffee dries out your mouth, which can make wearing dentures more difficult

Tips for Speaking With Your New Teeth

Practicing in front of a mirror or by reading out loud will boost your confidence when you have new dentures. Two letters that give many denture wearers problems are “f” and “s.” One trick you can use is to bite down and swallow right before you start to speak. This sets the dentures into place, and it can make you appear more thoughtful and give you time to really think about what you want to say.

Make an Appointment Today

Expect to take about two week to adjust to your new teeth. Call a general dentist to restore your smile with dentures in Greenville, NC. Make an appointment with Dr. Robert Capps or Dr. Mark Bowman by calling (252) 752-1111. We Want to help you enjoy life.