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Savoring life with dentures

Choosing dentures doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods. Your Aspen Dental care team can help you bite back into life.

Can you eat with dentures?

If you’re ready for a reliable tooth replacement solution, getting fit with a set of dentures can be a very exciting process. We know you can’t wait to show off your beautiful new smile, but you may be a little worried about eating with dentures. It’s true, it can take a minute to learn how to eat with dentures, but you’ll get used to it in no time.


How to eat with dentures

Today’s dentures look and feel more like natural teeth, and eating with dentures will begin to feel more natural too. Follow these tips on how to eat with dentures and make the most of your new smile.

1. Ease into it

Start with soft foods and take small bites until you get a little more used to eating with dentures. You’ll also want to chew on both sides of your mouth.

Good starter foods include:

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Applesauce

  • Soft breads

  • Pasta

2. Chew carefully

When biting into solid foods, use your canine teeth to puncture the food. Biting with the front of your teeth could cause your dentures to move which could loosen the adhesive and/or make your mouth sore.

3. Which foods to avoid when eating with dentures

Avoid tough or chewy foods, which can damage your dentures. Also avoid extremely hot or cold foods in the beginning, as your mouth will likely be sensitive.

In general, avoid:

  • Sticky/chewy candy and toffee

  • Tough/stringy meats

  • Corn on the cob

Brushing after eating with dentures

After you’ve finished eating with dentures, it’s important to rinse off any food debris and brush your dentures with a soft bristle brush and denture cleaner. It's important to not use toothpaste, which may actually harm dentures.

Anything for your peace of mind

Feeling confident in your denture investment means having more confidence in your smile. How can we help?

Denture Warranties

Our denture warranty holds us accountable for any cracks, fractures, breaks or tooth loss cause by a flaw in craftsmanship.

Money-back guarantee

We’re happy when you’re happy. If you’re not 100% satisfied with your dentures, we’ll make it right or give you your money back.¹

Insurance and financing

We offer a range of pricing and financing options to fit your budget, with 4 out of 5 applications approved through third-party lenders.

¹The Denture Money-Back Guarantee applies to all full and partial dentures and covers the cost of the permanent denture(s) only. Additional adjustments may be offered prior to refund. The guarantee period begins upon insert of final denture or hard reline and refund request must be submitted within 90 days thereafter. Denture(s) must be returned within 90 days after refund request date.

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