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.
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.
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:
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.
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
Corn on the cob
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.
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