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Eating while wearing dentures


Posted on 2/20/2023 by Dr. Michael Allard
Eating while wearing denturesDentures are removable dental appliances that are used in place for natural teeth. If you are missing some or all of your teeth, our experts may recommend getting dentures. Our practice makes custom dentures to fit your mouth perfectly, making it easier for you to adjust to your new set of teeth.
Eating with dentures may be difficult at first. Despite being comfortable and your mouth and tongue being used to them, you may not know where to start when it comes to eating. Worry not. In this article, we guide you on how you can get started and used to eating comfortably with dentures.

Cutting food into small pieces


We recommend cutting food into small bite-size pieces to make it easier to eat with your dentures. You may also cut them into strips and chew slowly on both sides of your mouth

Bite gently


When eating hard foods such as apples, it is advisable to bite using your canines instead of your front teeth. Biting with your front teeth causes your dentures to move which leads to discomfort.

Eat soft foods


Our specialists recommend eating soft foods at first and gradually progressing to eating harder foods when you feel up to the task. More practice will make you adjust to eating with your dentures comfortably. You should also avoid eating hot foods or drinks.

Avoid nuts and other sticky substances


While adjusting to your dentures, we recommend avoiding sticky foods and nuts. These food substances may stick on or get underneath your dentures leading to damage and irritation in your gums.

As you slowly adjust to your dentures, you should also ensure you remove them and brush them with a soft bristled toothbrush at least twice a day. Drop by our offices for more tips on how to eat with your dentures.

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