So, you've got a hot date lined up, but it's the first time you've dated since getting dentures. This is a situation many people worry about, and it can be so stressful an idea that many guys and girls choose to cancel altogether.
Don't let yourself be one of them. Instead, read through this quick guide, and prepare to head out the door with confidence.
Watch your breath
You're probably already aware that dentures need to be regularly clean, but this is particularly important on a date. After all, it's easy to forget that, though it won't actually damage them, bacteria and debris stuck in your dentures can still cause bad breath.
Be properly prepared for your potential goodnight kiss, and make sure your dentures have been cleaned prior to the date. Brush them, soak them, and then brush them again to make sure everything is fresh and clean.
Test them out
After you've inserted your newly cleaned dentures, it might be a good idea to go through some mouth exercises to make sure they're not going to come loose if kissing does occur. Don't stress out, though! It's highly unlikely that anything will happen, but moving your mouth and lips around in new ways might cause unexpected shifts, so it's best to be sure that this won't turn into an issue.
If this is something you're worried about, stand in front of a mirror and make exaggerated kissing movements to ensure everything's good. You'll feel a bit silly , but you'll feel much more confident later.
Even though it's difficult, the best thing you can do is try to forget about the fact that you're wearing dentures and just enjoy the date itself. Too many people spend the whole time running their tongue around their mouth to check nothing's wrong, holding back from laughing too hard, or fixating on whether their date has noticed anything.
Remember, you're on this date to get to know someone. If you don't relax and forget about those dentures then your guard will be up, and the whole purpose of the date will have been lost. Concentrate on the guy or girl you're with, and put teeth out of your mind entirely.
This date might be a little scarier and more stressful than normal, but you have to start sometime. For more advice or information on dentures and taking care of them, contact a denture clinic.
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