Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

New Dentures? No Problem.

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Chatting with loved ones and eating a great meal are two of life’s joys that new denture wearers should not have to sacrifice. However, because both of these activities can be surprisingly difficult with dentures, at least initially, these helpful hints can come in handy. The following information can get any new denture wearer off to a terrific start.

During the first few days of wearing a new set of affordable quality dentures, eating will feel somewhat strange. The best thing to do is to accept that some adjustments will have to be made and to exercise a good amount of patience. It is wise to select food items that are easily chewed and swallowed, including such things as fish, cooked vegetables, eggs, yogurt, and ice cream. New denture wearers should take smaller bites than they normally would and avoid biting hard with their front teeth. Foods that are excessively chewy in nature, such as caramels, ought to remain off of the menu for at least the short term.

Once dentures have been worn for anywhere between two weeks and three months, wearers are likely to find that eating has become far easier and much more natural. This is the point when additional food items can be added to the menu, such as firmer vegetables, chewier meats, and fruits that require a bit more work to chew. In order to ensure that this expanded variety remains manageable, many denture wearers use zinc-free adhesive products to help form a protective barrier that prevents seeds, nuts, or other food particles from irritating their gums.

If speaking clearly with dentures proves challenging, and it does for many new wearers, there are a few key tricks that can remedy the problem. Because words containing “f” and “s” sounds can be particularly cumbersome, it can be extremely helpful to practice speaking out loud while standing in front of a mirror and to read aloud to others to gain greater confidence. Lastly, many new denture wearers find that biting down and consciously swallowing immediately before they begin to speak works wonders by setting the dentures into their proper position.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Family Dental Group.

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