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Oregon City Dentist, Dentist in Oregon City, OR

Alexander C.Y. Lin, D.D.S., P.C.


Cosmetic & Familly Dentistry
Including Snoring & Sleep Apnea Solutions


Patient Information

SORE SPOTS- Sore spots are expected as dentures settle into the soft tissues. If the mouth is sore, the following steps can be taken:

  1. Take dentures out and replace the next day.
  2. Rinse gently every 4 hours with warm water ( 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8 ounce glass of warm water). Use only plain warm if you are on a low salt diet.
  3. apply an over-the-counter ountment such as Benzodent or Orabase-B (wirh bonzocaine) to sore spots four times a day for 3 days.
  4. If sore spots persist for more than 3 days and you do not already have a scheduled adjustment appoinment, call Tina at (503) 521-8113 to arrange an appointment. try to insert the dentures 24 hours before the adjustment appointment to allow the dentist to see where sore spots are occuring.

DIET - Choose softer foods for the first week as you get used to chewing with your denture(s). Fibrous, stringy foods such as raw vegetables, some fruits, or steak can be difficult to chew with dentures.

CLEANING- Dentures should be brushed at least once per day with a soft denture brush and mild soap and water. The gums, palate, and tongue should be brushed with a soft toothbrush to romove plaque.

SOFT LINERS- If a soft liner ( clear or white ) has been placed in the denture, be carefull not to remove it. To clean dentures with soft relines, sumply rinse under warm water. DO NOT SOAK IN DENTURE CLEANERS.

EXCESS SALIVA- New dentures may cause extra saliva to be produced. This lessens as your mouth adapts to the new denture(s).

LOOSENESS- When you first begin using dentures, they may feel loose. Until you have learned to keep them in place with the mucles of the cheek, lips and tongue, they may move during chewing or speaking. Sometimes looseness is due to the need for further adjustment. Call the office if looseness persists.

BULKINESS- No matter how thin dentures are, they may feel bulky at first. Time is needed to get used to this feeling.