If you need dentures, and you’re feeling slightly nervous, Fixodent can help.
At Fixodent, we completely understand any concerns you may have about making the transition from teeth to dentures – from practical considerations such as eating and speaking, to worries about how your new dentures may look. After all, your smile is one of the first things people are likely to notice about you.
There are a lot of myths surrounding new dentures and denture care, but once you are over the initial few days of wearing them, you’ll begin to feel more comfortable with the sensation, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of your perfect smile. One thing to remember is that you are not alone. 15 million people in the UK wear partial or full dentures – that’s one in four people – so the likelihood is extremely high that you’ll know somebody who wears dentures and uses a form of denture adhesive to keep them in place. The question is, have you actually noticed? It is highly unlikely, as new denture technology and denture care techniques create a look that is so natural, the difference is imperceptible.
Helpful tips for new denture wearers
From the moment you first start to wear dentures, you may feel a little self-conscious, particularly regarding how you pronounce certain words. How to get used to wearing dentures? Don’t worry, all you need is a little practice and Fixodent denture adhesive cream.
- Apply Fixodent denture adhesive. This will ensure that your dentures are kept firmly and comfortably in place. It’s simple to use and provides a strong and long-lasting grip on your dentures.
- Practice. If some words are particularly troublesome, try reading them out aloud in private. Your mouth will soon make the subtle adjustments needed to master them.
- Be patient. During the first few weeks, your new dentures may feel a little awkward, too. Any looseness should subside once your tongue and cheek muscles instinctively learn to hold them in place.
- Act naturally. Wearing dentures does not mean you should stop laughing, smiling or coughing.
With Fixodent denture adhesive, you can be confident that your new dentures will be held comfortably and firmly in place.
The key is to persist for a reasonable period of time and try these techniques. You will be surprised at just how well your mouth will adjust to compensate for your new dentures. However, if problems do continue, you should not hesitate to contact your dentist about proper denture care.