What Can You Eat with Dentures?
What Can You Eat with Dentures?You can generally eat anything except for gum and other sticky foods. Keep in mind, eating with dentures is a lot different than eating with natural teeth, especially if you have removable dentures.
When you first get your dentures, it may be painful and uncomfortable to eat. You may want to focus on eating soft foods like mashed potatoes, pasta, and eggs until you become comfortable with your dentures. Then, you can start incorporating harder foods. You may also want to consider cutting your food into smaller, bite-sized pieces or strips. This will allow you to use both sides of your mouth and help you chew more slowly.
Biting nuts and raw vegetables is a challenge most denture-wearers experience. Biting down with the front of your dentures on something hard such as a raw carrot may put so much pressure on the front of your dentures, that the back becomes loose. Cutting your vegetables into small pieces and using the back of your dentures may will help prevent this. A small amount of dentures adhesive can help hold your dentures in place or for complete security, you may want to consider permanent dentures -- which use dental implants.
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