The early weeks of denture wearing can present some challenges as you adjust
to them. One problem that often arises, and that may not be apparent to
the uninitiated denture-wearer, is the difficulty some experience in getting
their dentures out at night because of the adhesive. Dr. Minh Nguyen offers
these tips to make it easier to remove new dentures:
· Try varying the amount or brand of adhesive
· Use different finger positions to dislodge
your denture. For example, try pulling only on the left or right side of your
denture to remove it.
· Place a finger inside each of your cheeks and
pull them out laterally (so you look like a chipmunk, or a child making a
face!). This stretches your cheek muscles and usually breaks the seal created
by the denture adhesive. "In no time, new denture-wearers are usually able
to remove their denture without even thinking about it!" Janson said.