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So, you’re getting dentures. You aren’t alone. Many people, even those in their 20’s have to wear dentures. But if this is your first set, there are some things you need to know that will make life with dentures easier.

Your dentures should not feel excessively tight or cause you pain. If they feel uncomfortable, you should contact our dentist, Dr. Konstantinos Proussaefs to have them adjusted. It is not uncommon to return to the dentist after the first few weeks of wearing your dentures to have them adjusted or re-lined. You may have trouble eating or speaking when you first get your dentures. You can cut your food into smaller pieces to make eating easier or into strips, so you can chew on both sides of your mouth. You can practice saying difficult words, or try singing along with your favorite songs on the radio to get used to speaking with your dentures in.

You will need to brush your dentures just like your teeth. But you should use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and toothpaste formulated for dentures. Or you can clean your dentures with a mild dish or hand soap, or a vinegar and water solution.

If you have questions about your dentures in Simi Valley, California you can call Konstantinos Proussaefs DDS Inc at 805-422-3116 for more information or to schedule an appointment.