Getting dentures doesn't mean that you need to stop smiling. Denture are yet another way to protect your mouth. If you have dentures, you can learn to wear your dentures with confidence.
#1 Clean Your Dentures
The first step towards confidence is to have a clean mouth. Just like with your natural teeth, you need to make sure that you take the time to clean your denture on a daily basis. At the end of your day, take your dentures and clean them with a soft toothbrush and some denture cream. Use denture cream and not toothpaste; denture cream is specially formatted to keep your dentures nice and clean.
Then, keep your dentures in a wet container overnight. Many people soak their dentures in water or a special denture mixture overnight. A professional at a dental clinic can show you the proper way to clean your dentures if you need help.
#2 Clean Your Gums
You still need to clean the inside of your mouth where your dentures rests. When you take your dentures off at the end of the day, run a soft toothbrush over your gums. Gently massage the toothbrush back and forth in a circular motion. Food can still get stuck to your gums and plaque can still build up on them. This will help keep your gums and your mouth feeling fresh.
It is also a good idea to use some mouthwash in the evening and morning. This will help keep your entire mouth fresh and clean. Having a fresh and clean mouth will give you more confidence with your dentures.
#3 Learn How Much Adhesive You Need
It may take a little trial and error to learn how much denture adhesive you need to wear each day. Start out by using a very small amount of denture adhesive, and increase the amount until your dentures are secure.
If you feel like you have to keep increasing the amount of denture adhesive that you use to keep your dentures in place, you may need to get your dentures fitted again. Getting your dentures fitted will help ensure that your mouth feels great.
#4 Believe in Yourself
Believe in yourself. You are not different now that you have dentures. In fact, depending on the overall health of your mouth before your got dentures, your teeth may be in better shape than they were before. Practice smiling in the mirror and talking. This can be a great way to gain confidence with wearing dentures. Keep practicing until you feel more comfortable with them. When you feel confident, no one will even notice that you have dentures.