Whether it’s hitting the gym or heading to the salon, many people are looking for ways to get the right look as the warmer and more active months approach. But looking good is more about confidence than anything else. The way you feel about yourself influences the impression you make on others.
One of the best places to start building your confidence is your smile, but for denture wearers, finding this confidence can sometimes be a problem. According to a recent Fixodent survey, women aged 40 and older expressed concerns about wearing dentures when eating and talking. In this survey, three in five women said their worries about wearing dentures would be eased if there was a guarantee that they would stay in place. Of those sampled who wear dentures, 17 percent say wearing dentures has made them less likely to eat in public.
With the right care you can keep your smile bright and your confidence sky high when wearing dentures, carrying on with your normal habits without fear of embarrassment. Here are a few tips for denture wearers to follow on your way to becoming more confident:
* When eating, chew evenly on both sides of your mouth to provide equal pressure. This will help prevent your dentures from falling out. If you’re new to wearing dentures, start with soft foods and work your way up to chewier foods as you feel more confident. Cutting your food into smaller bites can also help you feel confident when eating.
* If you are having issues with speaking in public while wearing your dentures, practice at home to help you gain confidence. It may also help to bite and swallow before speaking, as it can help set your dentures so they are in the proper place and don’t interrupt normal speaking patterns.
* Just like you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, cleaning your dentures daily will keep your smile bright so you won’t be afraid to show it off. Clean your dentures with a brush and cleansing solution to keep your dentures looking bright. Different types of products offer different benefits and you can decide what’s best for you. For example, Fixodent Denture Cleanser Plus Scope Ingredients goes beyond denture cleaning to give you fresh breath and Fixodent Denture Cleanser Advanced Whitening helps restore your dentures to their original color while helping to prevent future stains.
If you have questions about your dental care, you can visit www.dentureliving.com or a dental professional can help answer them. By taking the proper care of your teeth and dentures, you’ll be able to smile without shame and project confidence, and those around you will take note.