Four Foods To Avoid In The First Few Weeks And Months Of Wearing Dentures

Getting a good pair of dentures is essential if you want to protect your mouth and maintain a somewhat normal diet into old age. But annoyingly, having to apply more adhesive and refit a new pair of dentures that fell out isn't uncommon while you and your body are first getting used to your dentures. If you're careful to avoid these four foods in the first few weeks and months of wearing dentures, you're significantly less likely to have excessive problems.

Steak

Steak is generally so tough that it can only be broken apart with the help of your front incisors. Even if you cut your steak up into little pieces to make it compatible with your dentures, your back molars will have a very hard time grinding it down without causing your whole denture set to become dislodged.

However, since steak isn't as hard as something like a large nut, you won't need to avoid it indefinitely after you get your new pair of dentures. Just refraining from eating steak for a few months to give your dentures time to set in your mouth is sufficient.

Gummy Bears

Even though gummy bears are relatively soft, their gelatinous nature means that you'll have to press your molars together quite forcefully in order to break them apart into pieces that you can swallow. Since doing this will put more strain on your molars than a set of dentures can normally take in the first few weeks of wearing them, avoiding gummy bears for at least a short amount of time is advisable.

Rice

Rice and other vegetables that come in small pieces have a very annoying tendency to get under a new pair of dentures and disrupt the adhesive holding the teeth in place. So until your mouth adapts to your dentures so well that no gaping holes are showing between your gums and your teeth, avoid vegetables with lots of small parts in them like rice.

Hot Soup

Any hot liquid will wreak havoc on the partially exposed adhesive layer binding your dentures to your mouth. Since tomato and other types of soup are generally much thicker than water, they have an even greater potential to push around and dislodge part of the adhesive.

Just as with rice, waiting until your mouth adapts to your dentures before you consume hot soup is a good idea. Even after a few months have passed, you should never let a hot liquid into your mouth that's capable of burning your tongue.

You don't need to swear off eating interesting foods just because of a new pair of dentures. On the contrary, if you maintain good eating habits while your mouth adapts to your new dentures, there aren't too many foods that you'll need to avoid eating indefinitely.

For more information, contact Calgary Denture Clinic or a similar location.


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