Truth be told, Carnegie dentures take a little getting used to. After all, this is a new dental appliance in your mouth. There’s a few new sensations to get used to. You’ll get used to them in a short period of time. All of our patients do.
Here’s a few tips to help you get through the adjustment period.
This is where we started because it’s the area most of our patients tell us they notice first. Your new Carnegie dentures will be easier to adjust to if you cut your food into smaller pieces. If you adjust the way you chew, you’ll be able to balance the new pressure in your mouth.
Start with softer foods and chew on the back of your dentures. First the left and then the right side. There is going to be a little adjusting when it comes to hot or cold foods too.
Take your time. Rushing the process could cause you to burn your mouth.
Cleaning Your Carnegie Dentures
Part of what you will need to get used to is cleaning your new dentures. They need to be brushed every day like your original teeth except you won’t be using toothpaste. The over-the-counter brands that you get your local pharmacy can actually damage these appliances.
Remove them at night so your gums get a chance to breathe. You can soak them in a denture cleaning solution when you’re not wearing them.
Here’s one more thing you’ll need to do. Brushing your gums and natural teeth is important. It’s still critical to combat any plaque buildup.
Carnegie Dentures and Speaking
Finding a good denture adhesive is the best way to keep them secure in your mouth. There are a variety of choices on the market. We’d be more than happy to walk you through the benefits of each one. It’s the best way to get the product that’s right for you.
It’s never a good idea to talk with food in your mouth. That goes double for when you’re wearing dentures. It’s best to swallow your food when they are positioned properly. And that can take a little getting used to.
Finally, practice makes perfect. We always suggest our patients practice reading aloud. It’s a great way to get used to the feel of your Carnegie dentures. Of course, we’re always here to answer your questions.