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The Best Foods While Getting Used to Dentures


Posted on 9/20/2019 by Front Desk
The Best Foods While Getting Used to DenturesGetting dentures will prove to be one of the best choices you have made in regards to your dental health for a long time. Dentures give you a way to enjoy the foods you love, while providing the stimulation necessary to prevent deterioration of your jawbone tissue. Further, once you are used to your dentures, you will find that you enjoy a huge boost in your self-confidence.

However, without a doubt, there is an adjustment period when you get dentures. During this time, while your mouth is getting used to your dentures, you should take steps to ease the process. One step is to focus on eating the right foods.

Foods That are Easy on Your Gums

The guiding principle to keep in mind is to select foods that do not require a lot of vigorous chewing or tearing. Foods like steak, saltwater taffy, and so on are probably not going to be on your menu for at least a few months.

Instead, opt for foods that are soft and pliant. Most fruit (except for overly crunchy fruit) is a good choice, as is creamy food like soups, yogurt, and so on. Properly prepared chicken can be easy on your gums, as can most dished prepared in a pressure cooker or crock pot.

Looking Ahead
During the transition time, you might become a little bit discouraged that you are limited with what you can eat. Just keep in mind that this is only a temporary state of things. Once your gums have adjusted to your new dentures, you will be able to enjoy many of the foods you used to eat when you had your natural teeth.

So, don't be discouraged, and be sure to carefully monitor your gum tissue during the adjustment process. Once your mouth is used to the dentures, slowly ease your way into other foods until you are eating the ones you enjoy.
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