Denture Care Tips: What Foods to Eat and Avoid?

[dt_fancy_image type=”” lightbox=”0″ align=”left” margin_top=”6″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”20″ margin_left=”0″ width=”280″ height=”” animation=”none” media=”” image_alt=”Denture Care Tips: What Foods to Eat and Avoid? | Dentist Nambour” hd_image=”” image=”https://smilesnambour.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Denture-Care-Tips-What-Foods-to-Eat-and-Avoid-Dentist-Nambour.jpg”][/dt_fancy_image]Tooth replacements such as dentures require special care and maintenance. Taking good care of your tooth replacements may help you avoid unnecessary and expensive denture repair. One of the best ways to keep your dentures in tip-top shape is to know what foods to eat and what to skip.

Though your mouth and tongue become accustomed to dentures, you will need to change the way you deal with food to accommodate them. This simple guide will help you to ensure that your full or partial dentures are maintained in great shape.

Foods To Avoid

A piece of popcorn can easily lodge in your teeth, as well as in your dentures. Any foods that get stuck beneath your teeth or dentures can cause extreme pain.

Sticky candies are also not good for denture wearers as they are very likely to dislodge your teeth.

Nuts are also included in the list of foods to avoid. When eating nuts, your dentures can become unstable. This is because nuts are typically eaten using only one side of the mouth and this can cause stress and damage. Therefore, chewing on both sides of you mouth is a must, especially if you have dentures. Chewing on one side causes dentures to become loose.

Crackers or seeded breads often also contain seeds that can lodge under your dentures, which feels like having a stone in your shoe. Also, since steak is a hard-to-chew food it can destabilise your dentures and increase the possibility of dislodging them.

Other foods that can affect your dentures include raw fruits and vegetables (such as carrots, apples and corn on the cob) as well as nut butters.

What to Eat?

As soon as you get used to your dentures, you can eat most of the foods you previously enjoyed. However, sticky and hard foods are off-limits. Here are denture-friendly foods for a stress-free munching:

  • Instead of popcorn, switch to veggy chips if you want to eat salty, crunchy foods.
  • Fresh berries and seedless grapes are denture-friendly snacks.
  • Replaced seeded breads or crackers with whole grain breads.
  • To enjoy your steak, or any other meat dishes, cut meat into small pieces. Generally speaking, chicken, fish, and ground meats won’t cause too much stress on your dentures.
  • To enjoy your steak, or any other meat dishes, cut meat into small pieces. Generally speaking, chicken, fish, and ground meats won’t cause too much stress on your dentures.
  • For spreads choose non-sticky, protein rich types like spreadable salads, hummus, and tapenades

Denture Care at Smiles Nambour

Ask your trusted Nambour dentist here at Smiles Nambour what foods you need to avoid so you can be sure that you are taking the best care possible of your new teeth. Once you are accustomed to your dentures you can enjoy a wide range of foods. For high-quality dentures and other tooth-replacements, visit us here at Smiles Nambour. For many years we have provided extraordinary dental care service to the Nambour community and surrounding regions.

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