When you first get dentures, the sensation of things you did with your old teeth aren’t exactly the same. In fact, doing everyday things like eating and talking can feel very strange. There are a few things you can do however to make this transition easier for yourself.
First, it is important to note that patience is going to be required. Accept that there some adjustments you are going to have to make in order to get the most out of your new smile. Your dentures are a good things and despite the work involved, you will be grateful to have them sooner than later.
Secondly, you should be planning your meals. Cooking food that is easy to chew and swallow will certainly help with your transition. Foods to consider include fish, eggs, ice cream, yogurt and cooked vegetables. You can also assist yourself by not taking very large bites. The less food there is in your mouth, the more easily you will be able to chew.
Speaking can also be very difficult when you are getting used to an entire new set of teeth in your mouth. You can practice speaking words you are finding more difficult to say in front of a mirror by watching the way your new teeth interact with your lips and tongue. Is it also thought to be helpful to bite down and consciously swallow directly before opening the mouth to speak.
Sterling Dental wants your dentures to be a solution, not a problem. If you need help or just general advice adjusting to your new smile, call us today!