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Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.

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4 Tips For Getting Used To Dentures

by Jacqueline Byrd

If you are going to be getting dentures, you want to become educated on the things you can do to get used to them faster. The sooner you are able to get used to the dentures, the sooner you can put an end to the irritation and sore spots. You will also find it easier to eat, talk and even laugh with them in once you get adjusted to them. These 4 tips will help you through the process of getting comfortable with your new dentures.

Tip 1: Don't ignore problems

The first couple of weeks are going to be the toughest and you may experience a good amount of irritation and possibly even some pain. If you notice they rub more in a certain area or are loose, make an appointment to have them checked so the fitting can be adjusted. You don't want to assume the extreme irritation you feel is normal, when it can be problematic.

Tip 2: Wear them often

While it may be uncomfortable for you to have your new dentures in a lot, this is going to be the best way for you to get used to them. You may feel comfortable taking them out to eat, but it's important for you to wear them so you get used to them.

Tip 3: Clean your mouth and dentures regularly

You should clean your mouth after you eat something, before you put the dentures in your mouth in the morning and before bed at night. If you have full partials due to having none of your natural teeth, you should clean your gums with gauze and toothpaste. If you wear partials and still have some of your natural teeth, you should use the gauze and toothpaste on your gums, and follow through with brushing your natural teeth in the normal manner.

Your dentures should be cleaned at the same time that you are cleaning your mouth and natural teeth. It's a good idea to lay a washcloth in the sink before you clean your dentures in case you drop them; they can break easily.

Tip 4: Eat carefully

When you first get your new dentures, you want to make good food choices. Start out by eating soft foods and work your way up to harder foods slowly. Cut your foods up into small, bite-sized pieces and chew each bite carefully. Once you get more comfortable eating, you will naturally be able to chew bigger bites faster.

By following the 4 tips in this article, you should have an easier time getting comfortable in your dentures. If you have any problems or concerns, you should make an appointment to get in to have them looked at by a professional like Michele A Bibeau DDS.

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