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Dentures Aftercare

If you are being fitted for dentures, chances are you have quite a few questions. You are happy that you are finally going to have teeth again, so you can chew the food that you enjoy and so you can talk properly. However, you should make sure you understand the proper denture aftercare tips needed to make sure you can transition to wearing these appliances with as little trouble as possible. The following information can help you when you come home with your dentures.

Adjusting to the Dentures

For many people, the first few days of having the dentures are the most difficult. This is because you are trying to adjust to having them in your mouth. In the beginning, this can be a foreign feeling, and you might even find that it is difficult to speak and chew with them in your mouth. This is natural, and after a few days, things should start to get back to normal for you.

Make sure that you leave your dentures in for the first 24 hours. During this time, you will notice a feeling of fullness in the mouth, and an increase in salivation. Also, you may experience the development of sore spots in the first 24 hours. This means your dentures will need to be adjusted, so let the dentist know. They can then take care of the adjustments for you.

After the first 24 hours, you will not want to leave your dentures in overnight. Instead, you will want to soak them and clean them. Taking them out overnight will give the soft tissue beneath them a rest. In addition, you have to make sure that you are brushing at least two times per day. This will make sure that you have healthy gums.

Contact Dr. Maniscalco Today

To learn more about dentures aftercare, contact our dentists in Birmingham at Great Smiles Birmingham. You could check out our contact page, or you can call us at 205-967-9100.

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Michael Maniscalco DMD, MAGD PC was established to offer quality cosmetic dentistry services in the Birmingham, AL area. Dr. Maniscalco has a verity of credentials, and the experience to show for it. Along with extensive training and continuing education, our doctor employs the latest technologies and procedures to make sure we stay ahead of the curve. From patients needing cosmetic dentistry to sleep apnea, we treat each patient with respect and care, striving to create an atmosphere of assurance and trust, while you have the peace of mind that your smile and comfort is being handled by the best in dentistry. Compassion for our patients and the level of personalized services is unrivaled, and it shows in the work we do. Learn more about Dr. Maniscalco.

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