Can you eat with dentures?

You finally got your new dentures in after many weeks and several dental sessions. Now that you have your natural teeth again, you can finally smile with confidence and your face as a whole looks amazing. However, the fact that they look beautiful is not the same as the fact that they are functional. It may take a week or more to get used to eating with dentures, but with the help of the basic strategies we’ll go over today, you’ll be back to enjoying all your old favorites in no time. Eurodenture has seven great tips for adjusting to dentures.

1. Ease Into It 

For the first couple days, it’s best to eat just liquids like apple sauce, pudding, oatmeal, soup, and the like. Don’t rush into eating anything solid; instead, let your gums adjust to the dentures for a few days. This will reduce the likelihood of discomfort and possible damage. 

2. Moderate Chewing 

Denture wearers, like the rest of us, have a tendency to favor one side of the mouth when chewing. This can cause the prosthesis to move about and become loose. Once you’re ready to consume solid food again, take your time and use both sides of your mouth. Doing so will aid in the stability of the dentures, and it will become second nature after a while. 

3. Watch out for hot liquids 

Even though everyone enjoys a nice cup of coffee or hot chocolate, new denture wearers should take additional care. Because of their insulating properties, you may not feel the heat of an object until it is too late. Test the temperature of a hot beverage with just a little sip to make sure it is safe to drink. 

4. Eat less of each item. 

You may make the process of learning to chew easier on your gums and teeth by chopping food into smaller pieces. 

5. Think Before You Chomp 

Red meat, for example, may be quite challenging to chew with dentures, so it’s best to make sure it’s stewed or slow-cooked for many hours before eating it. Chicken, fish, eggs, and beans are all wonderful sources of protein that are simpler to chew. 

6. Take Caution Around Sticky Foods 

Chewy candy, nut butters, chewing gum, and certain berries can all get stuck between dentures and gums, leading to discomfort and even infection if left there for too long. Enjoy them at your leisure, but remember to give your dentures and mouth a good cleaning afterward. 

7. It’s Fine to Feel a Little Ache 

Your jaw and/or gums may feel painful as you get adjusted to your new dentures; this is normal and to be expected, even if you take it easy. Make an appointment with your dentist straight away if you have any unusual or chronic discomfort with your dentures or gums. 

You should be able to resume your regular eating habits after following these steps and giving yourself some time. Dentures aren’t easy to get used to, but they’re better than living a life with a mouthful of gaps, right? You won’t even be thinking about your false teeth around the Thanksgiving table with your loved ones.

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