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Old 12-23-2005, 05:47 AM   #1
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Sleeping in dentures?

Since I have gotten my reline my denture feels like part of my mouth. I have been taking it out all night since I got it. I am going out of town next week and will be around people that don't know I wear this thing and I really don't want them to know. Not just yet anyways. Do yall think that it would be alright to sleep in it for a couple nights? I mean, it won't cause sores or anything will it?

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Old 12-23-2005, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Sleeping in dentures?

I have had my dentures for 10 months and I sleep in mine almost all the time. I haven't noticed it causing sores or anything. I think it will be fine.

Old 12-23-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: Sleeping in dentures?

There are no hard and fast rules about sleeping with dentures in or taking them out. It is a very personal matter. It should not harm you in any way to sleep with it in. Hopefully you will have some time maybe while bathing that you could remove it to give your gums a break.

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Old 12-24-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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Re: Sleeping in dentures?

I knew this guy that NEVER took them out at all...You'll probally be alright for a few days, especially after the reline. I don't know, because I can barely stand to wear mine in the daytime-LOL! I like going nekkid!

Old 12-26-2005, 12:53 PM   #5
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Re: Sleeping in dentures?

Sleeping in them for a few days should be fine. However, your dentures should be removed at night to let your gums "breathe". Also, wearing dentures at night can cause your bone ridge which the dentures hold on to, especially the bottom, to deteriorate. Long term wearing of dentures will cause this and you will need more relines to create a tighter fit. The tops have the roof of your mouth the "suck" on to, but this can cause your lowers to float.

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