Sharing a good meal with people we love, savoring healthy and comforting dishes, these are great pleasures of life! And that’s also what you can continue to do when you eat with a denture. Yes, you read correctly, it is quite possible to eat well with dentures. Let’s see how to eat healthily and pain free with new conventional dentures.
Adapt to eat with dentures
As for all changes, it is necessary to go through a period of adaptation. If you take your time to adapt, it allows you to have excellent results. It’s the same with dentures. We can then get satisfaction and eat well when we have to eat with dentures.
How to make this adaptation so that everything happens for the better? Below you’ll find some easy-to-follow suggestions for eating well with dentures without deficiency.
Remember that under no circumstances should your period of adaptation be a moment of nutritional restrictions harmful to health. Eating in a balanced way should always be part of your daily concerns. It’s about your health and that of your mouth!
Eating foods differently
Eat soft foods
At the beginning of your adaptation to your dentures, it is recommended to focus on soft foods. These foods include soups, fish, eggs, cheese, minced meat, cooked vegetables, tender fruit, and oatmeal. It helps you get used to eating with your new dentures while ensuring a healthy diet that meets your daily needs for protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Finely cut food
After that, better accustomed to your dentures, it is possible for you to integrate a little more firm foods. To allow for better chewing, it is best to cut into small pieces. For example, you can think of eating chicken, vegetables like celery or even chopped broccoli, thinly sliced apples.
If a meal of red meat attracts you, it is possible to consume it by cooking it in a particular way. You can prepare it, for example, in simmered dishes, or even in the casserole. It will then become softer, so easier to chew, and small pieces will help you fully appreciate it.
During this period of adaptation, you can gradually integrate foods a little more difficult to chew. Start slowly, whichever suits you.
Slowly chew and balance food in the mouth
Eating with your new dentures also requires you to chew a little differently. Take your time, chew the recommended foods slowly. This way of doing things will soon become second nature to you.
During your period of adaptation, also make a habit of distributing food equally on both sides of your mouth. By balancing them on both sides of the mouth, it helps you chew them more easily.
Lastly, remember that when you eat with dentures, much of your comfort comes from their fit. Your denturologist has designed and manufactured your dental prostheses with great care and precision so that you can eat all the foods you want.