Work in Sales? Keep Your Smile Healthy

I recently began working in sales. Smiling is very important when you work in sales, but I kept it to a minimum because I was not happy with my teeth. I had a tooth near the front of my mouth that was discolored from a bad cavity (my dentist says it became dark because the nerve was dead), and it embarrassed me. I always felt like it affected my income, so I finally saved up and had a crown put on that tooth. I also whitened the rest of my teeth. I now love my smile and I think it shows! I cannot stop smiling! My commissions also show my increased self-confidence, because I am making more money than ever. I created this blog to help other people struggling to make money in sales realize that a bright, healthy smile can help you and your bank account!

How To Fix 4 Common Problems Associated With New Dentures

Dentist Blog

If you are missing most or all of your teeth, getting dentures can give you back your confidence. However, there is a learning curve associated with new dentures as your mouth learns how to use the dentures properly. Check out these four common problems associated with new dentures.

An Improper Fit

If it doesn't feel like your dentures fit properly, it may just be that your mouth hasn't gotten used to them yet. As your muscles learn how to work with the dentures, they'll feel more secure. The bottom dentures, in particular, may feel loose during this time, so it's a good idea to use denture adhesive until you are used to the dentures. If some time has passed and the dentures still don't fit right, tell your dentist to make sure they don't need to be adjusted.

Trouble Eating

Eating when you first get dentures can be a challenge. You may want to start with soft foods and build up to foods that are harder to eat. There are some foods you probably will never be able to eat again without trouble, such as corn on the cob. When eating, make sure to have food on both sides of your mouth, and chew slowly. Don't bite into foods with the front of your teeth until you become used to the dentures. Instead, cut your food into small pieces, or bite with your side or back teeth until you get used to using the dentures.

Difficulty Speaking

Speaking with new dentures is also complicated for many reasons. First, you simply may not be used to speaking with teeth. Another reason you may have trouble speaking with dentures is that the dentures get in the way. Your tongue is used to hitting a certain spot in your mouth to make sounds. With dentures, the tongue doesn't have to go as far to make the sounds. It takes time for your tongue to learn this. Try speaking slowly at first, and practice saying difficult words. The issue should mostly resolve in a few days.

Gum Irritation

If the dentures are causing irritation to your gums, make sure you are taking them out at night. Your mouth needs time to rest, and if you wear your dentures constantly, it can irritate the sensitive gum tissue. Also, make sure to keep your dentures clean. Food particles and other debris can get stuck under the dentures and rub against your gums. If you are following both these guidelines, but your dentures are still causing irritation, speak with your dentist. They may need some slight adjustments.

The learning curve with dentures isn't long, and once your mouth has learned to use the dentures, you'll be happy you got them. For more information about dentures, contact a dentist that specializes in denture repair and care in your area today. 

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10 August 2015