4 Tips For Eating With Your New Dentures

by Terrence Mills

If you have just put in your first set of dentures, it will take some time to get used to them. One of the biggest challenges you may face as a new dentures wearer is eating and drinking food and beverages. However, a good diet is vital to your health, so you need to master eating with dentures as soon as you can. Here are some easy tips that will help make eating a better experience for you. 

Start with Liquids and Soft Foods

The easiest thing to do when you get you first start wearing dentures is to stick with liquids. After all, you are still getting used to how they feel in your mouth, and how it feels to speak. A simple diet consisting of soups, broths, apple sauce, pudding, yogurt and similar foods will help ease you into eating with your dentures in your mouth. When you're ready, move to soft foods like soft-boiled eggs, bananas and tuna. Over time you'll get more of a feeling for chewing and eating foods that are a bit tougher.

Don't Be Alarmed by Changes in Taste

Because the dentures are new to your mouth, you may notice right away that foods seem to taste a little different. In fact, that is a normal reaction for those who have just started wearing dentures. It is true that food may taste slightly different at first, because of the materials your dentures are made of. As you get used to them, your brain will be able to filter out the taste of dentures and once again, you'll enjoy only the foods and beverages you consume.

Chew Evenly in the Back of Your Mouth

When you put food into your mouth, move it to the back of your mouth as soon as you can, and make sure the food is evenly spread out on both sides of your mouth.. That way, your dentures are more likely to stay in place instead of shifting as you bite down on one side.

Be Careful with Hot Food and Drinks

If you like to enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee in the morning, you need to remember that your dentures do not contain any nerves. Therefore, you may not still be able to easily tell how hot something is. You may hurt your mouth or damage your dentures. To avoid this, take caution when eating hot. You might want to test a bit of hot food or hot drinks with your tongue before taking a big bite or gulp. 

With the tips in this article, you are ready to start mastering the art of eating with your new mouthpiece. Consult a denture clinic for even more ideas about getting used to your new teeth. (For more information, contact Denture Health Care Centre)