My new Teeth.

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I was terrifed of dentist because of them pulling a tooth when the novacaine hadn't kicked in....never went back... I'm 51 and my teeth were horrible. I never smiled or when I did I covered my mouth. Hated being in pictures. They extracted all my teeth on 1/21/15 and immediately put my new ones in. I haven't stopped smiling since. My daughter loves taking pictures of me smiling and I"m soo happy, despite the pain Im in right now. It was so worth it. The pain is minor compared to how I'm feeling about myself and my new chompers. Just wanted to let you know. Here is a picture of myself (blonde) my daughter and my husband who had his teeth done the same time as I did. I can't stop smiling.
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Whitten Barker Kelly

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  • Incredibly happy, on cloud nine and confident when I smile.

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Jeanne Roushey

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Wonderful
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Stephanie

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Congratulations on your new smile, you look great! And don't worry, as you heal and your mouth becomes more used to the dentures, the pain will subside. Thanks for sharing!
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Debra Petrocelli

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Beautiful!
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Whitten Barker Kelly

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THANK YOU EVERYONE!! ITS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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Jack M

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You are lucky you had a good dentist and lab tech, had mine one month and they do not fit very well, need quite a bit of Fixodent to hold the top plate in place when I eat.
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Whitten Barker Kelly

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oh Jack I'm so sorry to hear that. Have you tried Sea Bond? They say that works better than fixodent.
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Darrell Colon

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Well done. It's taken me several months to get almost fully comfortable with my dentures. Time is a great healer in this case.. I've been at it for nine months. Lately I've been forgetting to remove them at night. I find myself with my choppers in at bedtime. I'm just not up to sleeping with them in.
Patience is so key. Wear them as regularly as you can. Good luck and congrats.
Darrell
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Whitten Barker Kelly

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Well, Tried a tuna sandwich last night....even though I spent about 20 minutes breaking the tuna (canned) into tiny, tiny pieces (much like the size I cut my grandsons into) I made the sandwich on soft bread, minus the crust. Guess what, can't eat it yet. While it was kind of a let down, I didn't let it get me down for long, I scraped off the tuna, mixed it with cream of mushroom soup and ate it then. As for the bread... ended up putting it in the trash....oh well...... all in good time. French onion soup on the other hand is fantastic. HA
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Jeanne Roushey

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I am two years with lowers, four months with uppers and I do not eat things that are gummy or real chewy. I skip sandwiches for the most part . A grilled cheese, must be American cheese, is less chewy, I cut in pieces to eat. I think it's the pulling that stresses the lower and weakens the hold. An open-faced sandwich which you generally eat with a knife and fork may be a compromise. This is the reason implants help.They make dentures more stable, however I was not able to get any implants. I plan to look into Stabildent one day. You are really new in your denture adventure, your wonderful smile makes giving up certain foods, if necessary, tolerable I would think. I use soup a lot, chop most meats and get creative when necessary. You are doing really well.....
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your teeth look great! I have only had my new upper plate for 4 days..sometimes the pain is difficult and my teeth are hard to put in. they look good when I get them in...struggling with the swelling. afraid to leave them out.what if they don't fit tomorrow? good dentist and lab...frustrating with the time it takes to adjust from the extractions and the new plate...


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Jeanne Roushey

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It takes a while for many changes to occur. Keep in touch with dentist to get adjustments as needed. Comfort doesn't come right away. Warm salt water rinses help.
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Whitten Barker Kelly

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Joseph, I was sooo worried about them not fitting back in once I took them out but the dentist said it was normal for them (the gums) to swell once they come out but it will go away. To help put them back in I took some liquid ora-jel and put it on the sore spots, waited a few minutes for it to numb the area and had no problems putting them back in with the sore spots....