Getting new dentures can be quite the adjustment. Simple things like eating will feel strange at first. This is because while dentures replace natural teeth, they do not feel the same. However, with practice, you can become a pro at eating with dentures. Dr. Calpas, Dr. Hendrix, Dr. Amundson and our team are thrilled to give you some advice to help you get used to your dentures.
Take Time to Adjust
Take it easy when first starting to eat with dentures. Eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Chewing slowly is also good. As you become accustomed to your dentures, you can slowly move back to a more normal diet.
Try not to bite at the front of your mouth with dentures. The dentures could become loose and move around, which could make your gums sore. If you do need to bite down on a food, use your canines instead of the very front teeth. Also, be sure to chew food on both sides to keep even pressure.
You should become more comfortable with your new dentures after a few days or weeks. When you feel prepared, introduce firmer foods back into your diet. However, you should still avoid gum, hot foods, or hard or sharp foods.
Eating With Dentures in the Long Term
With time, eating with dentures will become second nature. You will soon be able to eat a normal diet. Be careful with sticky or hard foods, as well as nuts and seeds.
To learn more and to set up a visit with our dentists in Big Lake, Minnesota, contact Monticello Dental Center at 763-263-7100 today.