It’s that simple. Eating is a big part of everyone’s social life. Did you know you can still enjoy your favorite foods while wearing dentures? Check out this helpful guide on how to start eating with your dentures:
- In the beginning it helps to start with soft foods, such as eggs, fish, cooked vegetables, or oatmeal.
- Don't panic if you feel that food has "lost its flavor." Right now, your mind is receiving strong signals from your mouth about your dentures, which overpower the messages from your taste buds. After you get accustomed to dentures, your mind will find a better balance and your sense of taste will improve.
- As you adjust to new dentures, you might have trouble sensing hot foods and drinks. This is common. But be careful; you don't want to burn your mouth.
- After you feel more confident, try eating chewier foods, such as fresh celery or broccoli.
- As you move to firmer foods, begin with small quantities and cut foods into smaller pieces.
- When you put food in your mouth, chew half of it on the back-left side of your mouth and the other half on the back-right side. This will even out the pressure on your dentures.
Biting and chewing often feel different than before. The fear of having your dentures slip during a meal can be enough to keep you away from restaurants altogether. Before you turn down that invitation to all-you-can-eat-ribs night, follow our tips for eating with full or partial dentures. With a little practice eating with dentures, and with patience, you should be able to enjoy almost any food you like.
Using a denture adhesive like Fixodent® can help you enjoy your food in two ways:
- t keeps your dentures firmly in place.
- It creates a seal that helps to prevent food particles from entering the area between dentures and gums.
With your dentures and with Fixodent keeping them in place, you can start eating what you like, with whomever you like, confident that your dentures won’t let you down.