Gentle Dental of Haverford
354 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041

A Feast of Facts About Dining with Dentures

Affordable Quality Dentures

Does eating with dentures leave a bad taste in you mouth? Well, your dentures don’t have to spoil your dinner. Now, your meals can be made much enjoyable with these savvy tips for eating with ease.

While dentures are common in dental care, it’s not uncommon to need time to get used to them, especially when it comes to eating.

You may need to adjust your eating habits slightly when you first get dentures. Family dentistry experts at Gentle Dental of Haverford suggest that it helps to first eat soft foods such as oatmeal and applesauce, which can help you get comfortable with chewing while wearing dentures. You can add firmer foods when you’re ready.

In the beginning days of wearing dentures, you should be careful with crunchy and sticky foods. These kinds of food can be hard to eat with your own natural teeth, but trying to eat them with a new set of dentures can be challenging. You don’t need to avoid these firmer foods forever, just add them back slowly.

Chewing can also be a challenge, but if you chew carefully, you can avoid choking or loosening your dentures. If you’re not eating certain foods because you worry that they’ll loosen your dentures, ask an affordable dentist at Gentle Dental of Haverford about using denture adhesives.

In addition to choosing the right foods and chewing correctly, you need to prepare your food carefully. Cutting your food into small pieces and thin slices will make it easer to chew. Tougher cuts of meats should be cooked until they’re tender and harder foods to a softer consistency.

With some patience and practice, eating with dentures can be a pleasure.

To learn more about dentures from an affordable dentist in Haverford, call Gentle Dental of Haverford today at (610) 572-1248 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Haverford. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Haverford, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Haverford.

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