Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

How to Eat with Ease with Dentures

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Has eating with dentures been hard to swallow? While it may seem strange at first, dining with dentures doesn’t have to be tough. Once you learn these few simple tips, your meals can be much more comfortable and enjoyable.

Dentures are extremely common in dental care, but it’s not uncommon to take some time to get used to these dental replacements. And this is especially true when it comes to eating.

When you first get your dentures, you may need to slightly adjust your eating habits. According to experts in family dentistry, it helps to start with soft foods like applesauce and oatmeal. These can help you get comfortable with chewing while wearing dentures. Then, you can add harder foods once you’re ready and able.

You should also be careful with hot, crunchy, and sticky foods in the early days of your dentures. These foods can be hard to eat with natural teeth, but eating them with a new set of dentures can be a definite challenge. But no need to steer clear of these firmer foods forever. Just add them back at a comfortable pace and savor them slowly at first.

Chewing may also seem challenging, but just be sure to chew carefully to avoid choking or loosening dentures. If you’re concerned about eating certain foods for fear that they’ll loosen your dentures, talk to an affordable dentist at Gentle Dental of Collingdale about using denture adhesives.

In addition to choosing and chewing correctly, you also need to prepare with care. Try cutting your food into small pieces and thinner slices for easier eating. Cook tough cuts of meats until they’re tender and firmer foods to a softer stage. And chewy breads are easy to eat if you have them with liquids like soups or drinks.

Your dentures don’t need to make dining daunting. With some patience, practice, and practical wisdom, eating with dentures can be a pleasure.

To learn more about dentures from an affordable dentist in Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment. 

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Collingdale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Collingdale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Collingdale.

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