Foods to Avoid with Dentures
July 19, 2019

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Can You Eat Normal Food with Dentures?

You can eat any food you enjoy with dentures, but it’s a good idea to spend some time practicing and getting used to chewing with them before you attempt especially tough foods. Try to balance the pressure on your dentures by chewing half your food on the back-right side of the mouth and half your food on the back-left side. This will make any food easier to finish.

How Long Does it Take to Get Used to Wearing Dentures?

It takes some time to get used to dentures. The mouth reacts to dentures in many ways, and your body actually is adjusting to their presence. You may find yourself producing more saliva. Food may be more difficult to taste or not seem to have a flavor. With properly-fitted dentures, these feelings generally subside in a few months.

What Can I Eat When I First Get Dentures?

It is usually best to work your way up to your favorite foods by starting with soft foods first. Your gums may be sensitive, especially if you had teeth removed before getting your dentures. Your dentist will be able to advise you on how long you should stick to soft food.

How Do You Keep Food from Getting Under Your Dentures?

Unless you get dentures with dental implants, it may take some time for the mouth muscles to acclimate keeping your dentures sealed tightly onto your gums. Distribute food evenly on both sides of the mouth and chew with small motions as far back on the teeth as you can.

Can You Eat a Sandwich with Dentures?

Thinner bread will add structure and support to your sandwich, making it easier for you to bite down easily. Thicker bread can be difficult to bite through, while chewy bread may pull and drag against the bottom of teeth.

Can You Drink Coffee with Dentures?

Just like your original teeth, dentures may become stained as a result of frequent coffee drinking. Clean your dentures regularly by brushing them, which stimulates and strengthens the gums. You can also soak your dentures overnight if you choose.

Can You Chew Gum with Dentures?

Since most gum has a tendency to stick to dentures, consider using a brand that’s formulated especially for denture users. Sugar-free gum with xylitol can also help you with saliva production, protecting your gums and dentures.

Is it Hard to Eat with Dentures?

It may seem difficult at the beginning. Be patient with yourself and give yourself time to adjust. Eating with dentures becomes perfectly normal very quickly.

Do Dentures Ever Feel Normal?

People who wear dentures report a “full mouth” feeling in the first few weeks. Soon, your mouth stops reacting to dentures as if they don’t belong. Most patients find discomfort subsides and the full flavor of food returns. Custom-fitted dentures will be the most comfortable.

To learn more about dentures, make an appointment today with Ralph Avenue Dental care in Brooklyn, NY. We provide top-level care for all of your dental needs.