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Wearing Dentures at Night

 

 

Most denturists recommend leaving the upper denture in your mouth at night in order to keep your lips filled out, but removing your lower denture. the lower denture may fall out while you are sleeping. Remember, the lower denture is held in place because of your conscious effort using your lips, cheeks, and tongue. When you are sleeping this process virtually stops so your lower denture will frequently loosen and actually fall out.


Another reason for removing your lower denture at night is the possibility of teeth grinding. Some people grind their teeth during sleep. Many people are not aware they are doing it. Often these individuals awaken with sore spots under the lower denture. It would obviously be advantageous for these individuals to remove their lower denture. However, always remember....denture wearing is unique to the individual and your decision depends on your comfort.