Since eating with Port St. Lucie Dentures isn’t quite like eating with your natural teeth, you may feel as though you won’t be able to chew with your new dental prosthetic device. While chewing with dentures can be challenging at first, your facial muscles will soon learn to adapt and adjust to the new sensations of having a piece of acrylic resting on top of your gums. With constant practice and sheer determination, you can master chewing with your dentures.
During your first few weeks as a denture-wearer, you’ll have to be careful with your food choices. At this point, eating solid foods will irritate your sensitive gums.
For this reason, it’s best to eat soft foods that include oatmeal, applesauce, soup, yogurt, hummus, or mashed potatoes for at least two weeks before progressing to more solid foods. These foods include eggs, well-cooked meats, steamed vegetables, baked fish, and pasta.
To keep your dentures from slipping out of place while eating more solid foods, it’s best to cut your food into smaller bites than usual. If you’re like most people, you may tend to chew your food more on one side of your mouth than the other. Be sure to distribute the food as evenly as you can to both sides of your mouth to make sure that your dentures stay stable and secure.
At Smooth Sailing Dental, we have the dental expertise and the technology to provide you with high-quality service in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.