For all of you getting new dentures and have furry friends (dogs)...

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For all of you getting new dentures. If you have furry friends (dogs) keep your dentures away from them! They will chew them up. They love the scent of them and they can smell your saliva. Hope this helps. :)
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Beth

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I learned this years ago. I  woke up to my German Shepherd chomping on my top partial, that I had at the time. Luckily it was able to be repaired but he ate one of the teeth that broke off!
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Josie

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Yes they can be sneaky little buggers.
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Shannon Murphey Kirkland

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I got teeth extracted today and top denture in. Any advice? How soon should I go for first adjustment? Can I sleep in them?
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Josie

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Hi Shannon, you will have approx a 6 mth process of healing and adjustments. It is very common so don't be worried. On the first day of extractions and the denture being inserted do not remove them.  You should go for an appt the next day and let them take them out for you and check your extractions and ensure the denture isn't causing you any pain. After that you should take them out after every meal and clean them. Gargle often with salt water. Take them out every night and have them soak in water in your denture bath, this will allow your gums to heal quicker and blood circulate and your gums rest. It will also maintain your gums longer through time. You should leave them in water over night so they don't dry out and lose their shape (the dentures) through time.  You will really notice if the denture is causing any issues once you have your first few meals. Eat soft foods.  I will try and  post my "care page" on here in a few min. Hope these cple of things help you to start. Feel free to ask me questions and there are many great people on here to help guide you. Hang in there! :)
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Josie

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Hi Shannon, I posted 2 new threads on the forum that may help you. :)
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Shannon, Josie has some good advice. Here is our take on it. When dentures are placed the same day the teeth are extracted, it is normal to leave them in the mouth for 24 hours, even wearing them as you sleep. The dentures act like a bandage during the first day. When you visit the dentist who made your dentures the next day, the dentures will be removed and cleaned, sore spots relieved, and the bite adjusted.

At that appointment you should have received instructions on caring for and cleaning your dentures. In general, you should remove your dentures every night, clean them thoroughly, and place them in a container with liquid denture cleanser or water to soak overnight. This not only prolongs the life of your dentures by keeping them free of stains and a buildup of bacteria, but it allows your gum tissues to rest and heal.