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Whether breakfast at home, a snack on the go or dinner with friends, there’s no doubt about it – food is a big part of our daily lives.
For people living with dentures, mealtime doesn’t have to bring unnecessary stress. In fact, with the right approach – and the right adhesive – there is absolutely nothing to worry about!
So dig in to that juicy steak, hearty salad or crisp apple, with these tips from expert and Fixodent spokesperson Dr. Warden H. Noble, DDS on eating with dentures:
- Soften Up, At First: It’s always best to start with soft foods like eggs, fish, chopped meat, cooked vegetables and puddings. As you gain more experience and confidence with dentures, try eating chewier foods, such as steak or celery.
- Smaller Is Better: Ease back into eating the foods you love with small quantities cut into smaller pieces.
- A Little Extra Help: If you're planning to enjoy foods such as corn on the cob, which require more biting force, consider using a bit of denture adhesive, such as Fixodent, to help your dentures feel more secure. Denture adhesives can also help protect your mouth against dentures' two hidden enemies – food particles and bacteria that can cause bad breath.
- Location Is Key: When you put food in your mouth, chew half of it on the back-left side of your mouth and the other half on the back-right side. This will even out the pressure on your dentures.