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Are You New to Dentures?

If you’ve been told you need dentures, you’re not alone. Millions of people have restored their mouths using dentures, beginning a journey towards a new life and a more confident smile. Your dentist will create your dentures based on an impression of your mouth, customizing them based on your preferences and adjusting them as needed to fit comfortably. It may take a little while to get used to wearing your dentures, but the most important thing to know is how to take care of them.

  • At first, you’ll need to eat mostly soft foods. This is just until you grow accustomed to wearing your dentures, and after that, you can eat many different foods, as long as you cut them into small pieces to make them easier to chew. It may take a while to get used to your dentures, and that’s normal. Avoid hard, chewy, or sticky foods, like meat, candies, and gum, and limit any firm fruits or vegetables, because these foods can be hard on your gum tissue. Make sure you chew evenly on each side of your mouth and drink water with your meals to help rinse away food particles.
  • You will need to clean your dentures daily. As soon as you get dentures, you should establish a daily routine for cleaning them in order to maintain good oral hygiene. You can soak them with a special denture-cleaning tablet to remove stains and kill odor-causing bacteria. You should also gently brush your dentures, using a soft-bristled brush, to be sure you’ve cleaned off any remaining debris.
  • Store your dentures properly when you’re not wearing them. Cleaning your dentures is an important part of taking care of them, but so is storing them properly. Any time that you’re not wearing your dentures, they should be placed in a glass of water or denture cleanser solution. This will help to keep them from drying out. It’s also important to keep your dentures out of the reach of children or pets so that they don’t meet with an unfortunate accident.

If you need to restore your smile and you’re considering dentures, look to Glenwood Premier Dental, where we believe that a healthy, confident smile is an important part of a happy and healthy lifestyle. Our staff of caring professionals offers a wide range of dental services, working to exceed our patients’ expectations, and provide the best possible service. We offer dental exams and teeth cleanings, teeth whitening, and more, using state of the art technology in a comfortable and friendly environment. If you’re looking for dental care in Hazlet, contact us through our website or call 732.847.4408.