Dental Tips Blog

Sep
20

4 Tips for Chewing with Dentures

Posted in Dentures

It can take a little time to get used to the feel and function of your new set of teeth. You need lots of patience and persistence. If this is your very first denture, then trying out these tips can help you get a handle on the new technique.

  1. Start Out Small!

Soft foods such as:

  • Eggs
  • Puddings
  • Cooked vegetables

…will be your friends as you get started. The phrase “don’t bite off more than you can chew” really does apply to your new denture! With time, you can start introducing tougher foods.

  1. Cut Food into Smaller Pieces

You might not have to give up tortillas or steak for good, after all. Just make it a practice to cut your food into even smaller pieces than usual before you attempt chewing them. This will spare you some awkwardly lengthy chewing sessions!

  1. Chew on Both Sides

You might have favored chewing on one side over the other for your entire life. But chewing on only one side could make your denture slip. Chewing evenly over both sides of your mouth will let you make use of the full strength of the denture.

  1. Use a Denture Adhesive

When you’re first learning to use a denture, an adhesive can give you the confidence to trust your denture. With time, you shouldn’t be so dependent upon it.

As you learn, give yourself some room to make mistakes and laugh at yourself. Practicing in the comfort of your home can help you build the confidence you need to use your denture in public.

Be patient with yourself! Discover more personalized tips and strategies by contacting your dentist.

Posted on behalf of:
Enamel Dentistry
2717 S Lamar Blvd #1086
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 717-5315

 

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