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Eating with Ease While Wearing Dentures

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If you are about to get your first set of dentures, you may be greatly looking forward to enjoying your favorite meals once again. But, the fact is that eating with dentures is something that many people find surprisingly difficult—at least at first. In fact, it is not uncommon for new denture wearers to feel so self-conscious that they avoid dining out. The good news is that there really is no reason to dread the transition to permanent dentures.

When you first begin eating with dentures, you might feel as though food is not as flavorful as it used to be. The fact is that your mouth is still adjusting to the sensations of wearing dentures and the messages being sent to your brain may overtake messages relating to taste. As you get more accustomed to denture wear, your ability to appreciate flavors will return.

Many who are new to permanent dentures discover that it can be tough to tell when foods or drinks are extremely hot, which can lead to accidentally burning your mouth. It is important to remain mindful of the risk and take care to guard against inadvertent injuries.

Eating soft foods such as fish, eggs, and mashed potatoes is ideal for those still getting used to new dentures. Then, once you feel a bit more comfortable eating normally, you can feel free to introduce more of your favorite food items. A good tip to make this process easier is to simply cut chewier items into smaller pieces.

If you want to eat hard, crunchy foods such as apples or corn on the cob, you may want to use a denture adhesive to help keep your dentures secure. Adhesives are also helpful for preventing food particles from getting stuck beneath your dentures, which can be uncomfortable and cause bad breath.

Being conscientious about how you chew food can make a surprisingly big difference in how your dentures feel and how quickly you adjust to them. Deliberately chewing part of your food on the left side of your mouth and part on the right helps to ensure that the pressure placed on your dentures is equal on both sides.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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