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What are tips for when you first start to wear dentures?

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Make sure your dentures fit. Don't try to adjust them yourself.

Speak slowly. If your dentures move around when you laugh or smile, gently bite down and swallow to put them back in place. Check with your dentist to adjust the fit.

Eat soft foods. If you have trouble eating:

  • Take small bites of soft foods, such as eggs and yogurt.
  • Don't eat anything sticky.
  • Chew your food slowly.

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dentures."

National Institute on Aging: "Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth."

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Living With Your Dentures," "Cheilosis/Cheilitis," and "Denture-Induced Stomatitis."

Academy of General Dentistry: "The Tooth About Zinc."

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 13, 2018

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Dentures."

National Institute on Aging: "Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth."

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine: "Living With Your Dentures," "Cheilosis/Cheilitis," and "Denture-Induced Stomatitis."

Academy of General Dentistry: "The Tooth About Zinc."

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on November 13, 2018

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