New Dentures and first time wearer

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So I came to this website to read all about dentures and peoples experiances before I had 15 teeth pulled and Immediate dentures put in on 12/27/2013(upper plate). I was so worked up about it. But I knew it had to be done. Well today is my 4th day out and I haven't had any issues. I had an amazing dentist. I didn't swell at all! As far as the dentures....They fit great. I know I'll eventually have to get adjustments done. But I'm so thrilled with how this has gone. I mean yes I'm a little sore and still on soft foods. The worse part is the soft foods. But I have found that a food chopper or a food processor has be came a huge help in giving me a variety to eat.

I had a horrible smile before and now I have this gorgeous smile! I wish that everyone could have it as easy as I have. Some of the stories I have read on here were just heartbreaking. Because all we want is a beautiful smile. I use salt water a few times a day and brush the dentures with denture toothpaste and mouthwash. I don't know if I"m just lucky or what but I will take it! Its a beginning of a journey. Learning to talk with them and eat is something new. I wish everyone the best of luck!
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Tiffany Majava

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Karen, Employee

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Thanks for sharing your experience, Tiffany.  I hope you'll keep in touch to continue to let us know how you're doing.  Meanwhile, please send an email to smhc.im@pg.com so we can send you a little something.  When emailing, please mark the subject line, "Denture Living" and reference our conversation.  I bet your new smile is beautiful!
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Dee Reilman

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Congratulations to YOU ... I'm sure the year ahead will be GREAT .. a New ''SMILE'' is a great ''Confidence Builder'' too...Good Luck in your new ''Journey'', it's all worth it too...
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Mark Shultes

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Awesome Tiffany!
Where did you find "denture toothpaste"? I just use the tablets when I soak mine, and brush them with clean water.
Talking took me about 5 weeks to master (ok, just to speak like I did before), and it took me 6 week before I could eat almost anything I want without pain.
During my first 6 weeks, I've used Fixodent, Cushion Grip, and I just used Reline-It. The Cushion Grip is a must if your gums start to shrink.
Good luck, and keep us posted!
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Tiffany Majava

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Hello All! Sorry been busy. I had my 1 week follow up last week and today makes 2 weeks since I had all the uppers pulled and dentures put in. I'm still doing great. If I didn't mention earlier that I'm highly stubborn. Last night for dinner I ate breaded shrimp. Went Pretty well. Little sore but tolerable. Mark the denture toothpaste I found at Walgreens. I found it by the Fixident and other denture products. I think its called Fresh n' Brite. And Dee you are so right that is has boosted my Confidence. Everyone says I seem so happy. Well thats because I actually smile now. I don't have to hide it anymore! It has so been worth it. I'm starting to shrink slowly. I should have asked my dentist this when I seen him but maybe someone on here will know.How soon can i use Fixident? I don't really need it yet. Just a curious question
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Dee Reilman

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Hi Tiffany.... sounds like you're doing great...If I remember right, I could use ''Fixodent'' after I got my stitches out...approx. 2 weeks later... just a small amount in the ''groove'' on the roof of my denture was all the Dentist applied at first...As I healed, my gums shrunk hourly it seems & I had soft relines ''weekly'' for the first month or so...then I didn't see my dentist for about 3 months... so in the interim, I used 'Cushion Grip'' and 'FIXODENT'' paste ... Those two items really were ''lifesavers'', especially if I got a ''sore spot''...I'm in my ''permanent'' dentures now... what a ''difference'' !!

Hey, having ''Breaded Shrimp'' 2 weeks afterwards is ''REMARKABLE'' ... You're doing GREAT!! Keep up the good work and your ''CONFIDENCE'' will only grow...
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Kathleen A Winger

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How is Fixodent powder used?
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Dee Reilman

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Kathleen... there are instructions on the package, but it's very easy... The dentures should be ''wet'' when you apply it, then put them in...I put powder in the well, next to the teeth, then a small amount in the center ''groove''...That's about it!  
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Mark Shultes

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As far as applying the Fixodent; I've used the paste as described in the directions. That is to put a small line of it on the denture as shown in the directions, and then place it in the mouth. I've also tried just smearing it on to the denture and then placing it in the mouth, and that worked better for me. I now use Fixodent powder, and I like that best. I just follow the directions supplied with the powder.
In my opinion, you just need to try things out, and use what works best for you.
My upper denture fits pretty good, and I could probably do without the cushion grip if it weren't for my lower denture not fitting securely at all.
Thanks for the info on the denture toothpaste!
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Hello everyone just found this site, I just   got my dentures(uppers  and bottoms), it is  taking an adjustment as far as speaking,  just drinking liquids, have not tried to eat and food yet, this  only my third day, dentures fit okay, but needed the Fixodent from  day one, so the dentist applied some,  to the top, talking is really hard for me to adjust but still trying,,, thanks to everyone, will keep in touch.  Deborah...
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Dee Reilman

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Hi Deborah .... Eventually you will be ''speaking'' normally.. You may think your speech is odd, but most people don't even hear any difference ... You really should eat LOTS of SOFT foods tho...even if you have to remove your dentures .. mashed potatoes, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, pasta (like spaghetti), macaroni & cheese, ice cream, etc ... Gotta keep your strength up too!!  After a few days for me, I was craving green vegetables so I had ''mashed canned peas''...  You'll be learning how to ''chew'' with dentures, & small bites are the first step... I started ''chewing'' with sausage & eggs for breakfast...

Your dentist should be able to ''adjust'' your dentures for any ''lisping'', gagging OR Sore spots as well,.. Give yourself time to heal... this is a process that will take several months as your gums ''shrink & heal''... Your dentist will most likely do ''soft relines'' for the first month or so.,. In approx. 9 mos. you'll be fitted for your permanent dentures, which are thinner and form fitting to YOUR mouth... So hang in there... We're here to help you along your ''Journey'' .... Keep the updates coming Deborah... it really is WORTH IT!! "Dee"
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So ive had my new dentures for a week to the day i feel great no more stomach problems but when i chew or drink they seem to loosen i had dissovable stitches and all but one have came out i feel like saliva and whatever i drink works it way in between the denture and my pallet should i try an adhesive or go back to get them adjusted already
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Mark S.

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Your cheeks and tongue will learn over time how to keep them in place. That seems to be the best. When my dentist gave me the okay, I used a little paste to help, but I now find the powder easier to manage and remove. I currently wear min e with paste on the bottom and powder on the top during the day, but when I'm home I clean them, put them back in, and eat dinner with no adhesive. It gets better all the time. PS- Always get them adjusted during the first couple of months. That is typically at no charge.
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I've had mine 4 days now and have the same problem. And it smells bad when I take the dentures out.