Best & Worst Foods to Eat if You Have Dentures

One of the great pleasures in life is partaking of your favorite snack or meal! If you wear partial or full dentures in Burlington, however, you have to take a few precautions to avoid the discomfort and possible embarrassment that can result from eating the wrong foods.

Let’s take a look at some food-related considerations if you wear partial or full dentures in Burlington:

  • The bite. If you have to bite down hard into something, do so using your canines (or “eye-teeth) instead of your front teeth. Using your front teeth causes your dentures to become unstable and can cause irritation as your dentures move around on your gums.
  • The chew. It is recommended that when you chew with partial or full dentures in Burlington, you use both sides of your mouth at the same time. Chewing using one side of your mouth destabilizes your dentures and can cause gum irritation.
  • The sticky stuff. Ever watched a dog eating peanut butter? It’s comical; and indicative of what may happen to you if you wear dentures and insist on eating sticky foods like gum, nut butters, toffee, brittle or caramels. Not only will these foods be hard to clean off, they may pull your dentures out of place. You can satisfy your sweet tooth by sucking on hard candies (don’t bite!) or slowly letting dark chocolate melt in your mouth. Nut butters can be replaced with nut smoothies (if it’s the nut nutrients you’re after) or spreads like tuna, chicken or egg salad, or hummus.
  • The tough stuff. Foods like steak and pork chops that are tough to chew can displace your partial or full dentures in Burlington. Opt rather for pulled pork, skinless sausage or hamburger, or cut the meat into small pieces that are easier to chew.
  • The hard stuff. Crunchy foods like popcorn, raw vegetables, some raw fruit, seeds and nuts should, as a rule, be avoided. Not only will they likely displace your dentures, they may also get jammed between teeth or under the dentures and cause discomfort. Again, smoothies are a perfect way to incorporate nuts, seeds and raw fruit into your diet without compromising the integrity and comfort of your dentures. Lightly cooked vegetables maintain much of their nutritional value while being easier to chew.

Do you have any questions regarding full or partial dentures in Burlington, or are you looking for a denture clinic in Oakville? Call us at the BurlOak Denture Clinic! At the BurlOak Denture Clinic we pride ourselves on offering friendly, professional service and your initial consultation is on us.

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