How to Eat Your Favorite Foods Once You Have Adjusted to Dentures
Posted on 2/10/2019 by Dr. Hallas
People have one big fear when they hear they may need dentures. They worry that they will no longer be able to enjoy the foods they want to. They imagine a life full of soft and boring foods.
Food plays a big role in most people's life, so before thinking that you cannot eat the things you want with dentures, take the time to learn what really happens once you adjust to wearing dentures.
Learning New Techniques When your natural teeth are young and healthy, you feel like you can do anything with them. You can eat food no matter how tough it is on your teeth. You may think you can open bottles of beer with your teeth. While you may think this is not a problem, the reality is that doing many of these things does damage your natural teeth. It could end up as the reason you have to wear dentures later in life.
If you want to know how to eat with dentures, the key is following the lessons learned earlier. You need to recognize what you can and can't do with dentures. The goal is to avoid damaging the dentures while still enjoying the food that you like. Some of the things that you can do to enjoy food with dentures include:
Eat Slower - Take the time to chew food slower and chew it thoroughly. This will limit the amount of pressure on the dentures while you still enjoy the food.
Be Careful Biting - The front teeth of the dentures are not as strong as the back teeth. Avoid using the front teeth while you chew.
Learn - As you try different foods, think about how they affect your dentures.
There are foods that you may have to avoid. Hard and sticky foods can create problems for dentures. You can often adjust the way you prepare these types of foods that allows you to eat them with your dentures.
Wearing dentures is an adjustment, but it does not mean that your ability to enjoy food is over. It is a period of adjustment to a new stage in your life. If you take the time to learn about it, you may find you enjoy more food than ever before.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss any oral health issues you have.
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