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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 exactly the same. However, with practice, you can become a pro at eating with dentures. Dr. Dean Calpas 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 eating with dentures at first. Eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Chewing slowly is also a good idea. As you become accustomed to your dentures, you can slowly move back to a more normal diet.

Tread Carefully

Try not to bite at the front of your mouth with dentures, as this can make them unstable. The dentures would then move around, which could make your gums sore. If you do need to bite down on a food, use your canines instead of your very front teeth. Also, be sure to chew food on both sides of your mouth to keep an even pressure.

Gaining Confidence

You will become more comfortable with your new dentures after a few days or weeks. When you feel prepared, reintroduce firmer foods into your diet. However, you should still avoid gum, hot foods, or meals that have shells or sharp bones.

Eating With Dentures in the Long Term

With time, eating with dentures will become second nature. You will soon be able to eat nearly the same diet as you had before. Be careful with sticky or hard foods, as well as nuts and seeds. You may want to avoid these foods altogether.

If you would like to learn more about adjusting to dentures and to set up a visit with our dentist in Big Lake, Minnesota, contact Monticello Dental Center at 763-263-7100 today.