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New Dentures? Here’s How to Make Eating Easy

August 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_anderson @ 7:02 pm
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Now that you received your dentures in Lovell, you’re probably wondering how you’re supposed to eat with your brand-new set of teeth. Dentures will give you the confidence to smile and they’ll also allow you to eat more foods than you could with your missing teeth. However, there is a bit of an adjustment period after receiving your custom-made dentures, which is why your dentist has put together some expert tips on how to make eating as easy as possible!

Start with Liquids

The easiest place to start is by sticking to a liquid diet. Purees and soft foods like apple sauce and pudding are a great way to get your feet wet. Additionally, you should always check the temperature of your liquid foods to make sure they’re not too hot. Because of your dentures, you may not be able to judge temperature correctly, so you can test drinks on your lips first. Lastly, be sure not to hold liquid in your mouth for too long because it can loosen your bottom dentures.

When You’re Ready, Try Solid Foods

When you’ve mastered drinking and eating soft foods, you can move on to solid items. However, it’s important to always cut your food up into small pieces to make the chewing easier. You should also chew on both sides of your denture, which will help keep your prosthesis stable while you eat. Another tip is to chew slowly and drink lots of water. This will help you control how much you eat while washing away any lingering debris. It’s also important to know that not all solid foods are a great idea. For example, hard-to-chew meats like tough steak can be a struggle. Instead, try eating poultry, fish, eggs, or slow-cooked meats.

Eating After You’ve Adjusted

While some soreness may occur at first, you’ll eventually get used to eating with your dentures. However, not all foods are going to be easy to eat once you’re adjusted. You should still consider these foods to avoid with dentures in Lovell:

  • Hard bread
  • Whole fruits
  • Peanut or almond butter
  • Tough or stringy red meat
  • Sticky candy
  • Chewing gum
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Berries

What you eat not only affects your oral health, but your diet will play an important role in your overall wellbeing. Dentures allow you to eat a wide variety of food, which in turn keeps you healthy and happy. So, if your dentures take some getting used to, don’t be discouraged! Use these pro tips to eat with ease.

Meet the Dentist

Born and raised in Wyoming, Dr. Lance Anderson takes great pride in providing quality care for patients in Lovell. He understands that dentures come with a slight adjustment period, which is why he wants you to know some helpful tips for eating. If you have any questions, he can be reached through his website or by phone at (307) 548-7654.

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