When you’re getting used to your dentures (commonly known as false teeth), eating can sometimes be tough as it can cause your dentures to slip in your mouth. However, you can soon learn how to adapt and how to eat with dentures given some time and practice. By using a denture fixative, such as from the Polident, your dentures will be more likely to stay firmly in place – giving you reassurance and confidence when eating.1
What does a denture fixative do?
Denture fixative can help to provide a strong hold which can prevent your dentures from becoming dislodged, and help you feel confident when biting into tougher foods. Eating with dentures also becomes easier as the fixative can help to block out food particles, ensuring they don’t get stuck under your dentures.
How to use denture fixative
Before applying denture fixative, try to make sure you clean and dry your dentures thoroughly. We suggest you use the denture fixative as directed on the packaging to gain a firm hold. Getting the right amount of fixative may take a little time, but you’ll soon get used to applying it on a daily basis.
While denture fixative has many benefits, bear in mind that it shouldn’t be relied upon for ill-fitting dentures. If you’re having problems with your denture fit, you might want to make an appointment with your dentist to discuss your options. Minor tweaks and adjustments for a secure fit can go a long way in making you feel more confident and comfortable whilst wearing your dentures.
Eating with dentures shouldn’t cause you any discomfort or problems – you should be able to enjoy many of your favourite meals as you always have and using a denture fixative may help you to feel more confident.
1. Hasegawa et. al., J Med Dent Sci (2003), 50(4), pp. 239-247