What to do if your dentures don’t feel right

Having a well-fitted denture will allow your new teeth to bed in naturally within your mouth, and you to get on with your day. However, if your denture is poorly fitted your gums may experience discomfort. To help you enjoy life with your new dentures, there are a few things you can do to help prevent problems with your denture.

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Cleaning your dentures daily will not only help keep your dentures feeling fresh and in good condition, but will also help you to maintain a healthy mouth and help relieve any denture problems. Daily denture cleaning can help remove any bacteria or plaque that may be on the surface of your denture.

To help ensure your dentures stay in tip-top condition, you may want to remove them, pop them in a glass of very warm (not hot) water, enough to cover your denture, and add a Polident Denture Cleanser tablet for a truly deep clean, ensuring you soak the denture by following the directions on the pack. You should also brush your dentures with a soft-bristle brush and the cleansing solution to remove debris and then rinse dentures thoroughly in running water and immediately discard remaining cleansing solution after use, which will help keep your dentures feeling fresh and looking great.

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Your dentures may feel and look natural, but remember to rest your gums as leaving them in 24 hours a day could run the risk of irritation and swelling. Your dentist or dental professional may recommend leaving your new dentures in at all times for the first week or so – only removing to clean after meals and at night – to allow your mouth to get used to the feel of having them in.


If your denture isn’t feeling quite right when you are wearing it, your dentist may be able to reduce, ease or fix any problems. They may even recommend a denture adhesive to help keep your dentures comfortably in the correct position, so you can smile confidently.