Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
After having teeth extracted and being fit with customized dentures, you'll begin the process of healing and get used to wearing the dentures on a regular basis. It can take a while to adapt to your new dentures, but there are a few things you can do to make the acclimation process more comfortable and less stressful. Consider using one or more of the following tips and tricks:
Focus on Soft Foods
Before you have your teeth extracted and start using your new dentures, take the time to fill your fridge and cupboards with soft foods that don't require a lot of chewing. Bananas, yogurt, potatoes for mashing, and even ice cream are all excellent options. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches make for a great meal with minimal chewing required. Eating these soft foods for the first few days after you begin wearing your dentures will minimize the pressure that's put on your gums, so they're less sore as they heal from the extractions.
Rinse with Salt
Rinsing your gums with warm salt water periodically throughout the day is another great way to minimize pain and discomfort as you get used to your dentures. Rinsing with warm water that has salt added to it will minimize bacteria buildup and reduce the risk of infection, so your gums heal more quickly.
The salt water should also decrease perceived pain, so it's more comfortable to eat, brush, and even sleep. Simply prepare your salt rinse by adding half a teaspoon of salt to every cup of warm water you want to rinse with. Swirl the water so the salt gets well mixed. Sip the water and swirl it in your mouth for a few seconds and then spit it out. Repeat as necessary.
It's a good idea to wait a few days until your gums look and feel healed before you introduce adhesive to your denture use. This will help ensure that your gums don't get inflamed or irritated, and will allow you to adjust your new dentures as you get used to how they feel in your mouth. After a few days, select two or three different types of adhesive to try and use each one for a day at a time to determine which is likely to provide you with the grip you need.
These tips and tricks should help make it easy to get used to your dentures with minimal discomfort. For more information, contact a dental expert, like Dental Care Of Scottsburg - Randol O Woolbright Jr DDS.Share
9 September 2016