Tips for eating out after obtaining dentures

Getting new dentures can be both exciting and scary for patients. Many patients tare excited to restore the appearance and function of their smile with an economical solution, while others can’t wait to eat all their favorite foods again. However, there is an adjustment period for new false teeth that can take some time to occur. With the help of the team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center, we can help you gradually adapt to wearing your dentures and getting back to your lifestyle as soon as possible with as little discomfort and change as possible. Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center is here to help, and below are just a few recommendations for adjusting to your new dentures on your first day!

  • Breakfast – breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and luckily for our patients, many of the popular breakfast options are softer and more denture-friendly. This includes grits, hash browns, scrambled eggs, muffins, and oatmeal. Avoid crunchier, harder foods like bacon, toast, and breakfast burritos for some time until you adapt better.
  • Lunch – lunch also has a few options for patients to consider, though other foods like sandwiches might be a struggle initially. Instead, choose a soup or salad for lunch, which is softer and more denture-friendly while adjusting.
  • Dinner – while a juicy steak might sound delicious, it is not a meal that is exceptionally friendly for new denture-wearers. Instead, skip the steak and consider fish, chicken, or ground meats such as meatloaf or meatballs which can be easier on new dentures. Avoid sides that might be troublesome such as baked potatoes with the skins on or corn on the cob. These can pose problems for many patients getting used to full dentures.

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If you reside in the areas of Allentown or Bethlehem, PA, our team of professionals are dedicated to helping you find solutions for replacing missing teeth and adjusting to new appliances such as full dentures. Contact our practice today to request a consultation with our team to learn more about full denture and how they can help restore function and beauty to the smile after extensive tooth loss or extractions.

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