Can I Eat, Drink, or Smoke with Dentures?
Eating and drinking with dentures can take some getting used to. But with a little practice, you will be able to eat and speak normally within a few weeks.
After an extraction, implant surgery, or even after the delivery of your new dentures, your dentist will likely recommend a diet of soft foods. This is temporary and will only last as long as you experience gum soreness.
Smoking is not recommended with dentures as it stains, never mind the other health-related complications.
How Do I Clean My Dentures?
Caring for removable dentures is very easy. Brush (using a special denture brush with soft bristles) and soak them at least once a day to prevent stains and to maintain your good oral health.
Avoid using toothpaste to brush your dentures. Toothpaste is far too abrasive for acrylic, plastic, and porcelain and will damage these materials, leading them to stain and lose their beautiful appearance. Instead of toothpaste, use cleaning tablets specifically designed for dentures.
How Will Dentures Impact My Speech?
In the first few weeks after you get your dentures, you may notice a slight change in the way you talk. This is normal because you’re still getting used to the appliance, which adds a bit of bulk to your mouth. With time and practice, any difficulty you may have with pronouncing certain words will likely go away.