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It is normal to feel strange and uncomfortable for the first few days and maybe even the first few weeks.

Wear Time:

  • Initially, wear your dentures for the entire day.

  • Remove them before bedtime to allow your gums to rest.


Saliva Build-Up:

  • Your mouth may produce more saliva than usual initially.

  • Excessive saliva flow is normal at first.

  • Swallow frequently and this will gradually diminish as you become accustomed to your dentures.



  • Speaking clearly with dentures may take practice.

  • Read aloud and talk to friends or family to adjust faster.



  • Start with soft foods cut into small pieces.

  • Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth.

  • Avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods initially.

  • Use caution with hot foods and liquids, as dentures can affect your sensation of temperature.


Sore Spots:

  • Some soreness or irritation is normal as your mouth adjusts.

  • If you notice persistent sore spots, contact your dentist for adjustments.


  • Never use hot water.

  • Soak dentures overnight in a denture cleaner or in cold water.

  • Rinse thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth.

  • After eating, remove and rinse dentures with cold water.

  • Brush your dentures daily using a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive denture cleaner to remove food, plaque and other deposits.

  • Do not use regular toothpaste, as it can be too abrasive and damage dentures.


Maintain Oral Hygiene:

  • Even with full dentures, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene.

  • After removing dentures, gently brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush or washcloth.

  • This helps remove plaque and stimulate circulation in your tissues.


Handling Dentures:

  • Handle dentures with care to avoid dropping and damage.

  • When not in use, store them in water to prevent warping.

  • You may want to place a towel on the counter or in the sink or put some water in the sink so the dentures won't break if you drop them.


Using Adhesives:

  • If using denture adhesives, follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

  • Use only a small amount to avoid excess.


Emergency Care:

  • If your dentures break, crack, or become loose, contact your dentist immediately.

  • Do not try to adjust or repair dentures yourself.

  • Do not attempt to repair them with household glues or adhesives.


  • Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your dentist as we may need to make adjustments for a better fit.

  • Visit your dentist yearly for examinations and denture check-ups.

  • Regular maintenance helps prolong the life of your dentures.


Always consult your dentist if you have any concerns or questions about your new dentures. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific needs and oral health.

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