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Chewing Will Be Different If You Get Dentures

Posted on 9/20/2018 by Dr. Michael Drone
Chewing Will Be Different If You Get DenturesThe pleasing look of your new dentures is a great reason to smile. However, before you start using your dentures, it is important to understand that somethings will be different, at least for a while.

One of the main things that will change is eating, particularly chewing food. To start with, the new dentures will feel foreign in your mouth, which will affect how you chew your food.

Since dentures are artificial teeth, held down to your oral tissues by adhesives or suction cups, chewing food will be a bit challenging at first. Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help you get used to the new dentures, and improve your chewing. Below is a look at some of these tips.

Practice Chewing

The only problem you can get used to chewing with your new dentures is through practice. The more you practice, the better your chewing will become, until you are almost chewing like you would with real teeth. When practicing, it is a good idea to start at home before you move to public places to avoid embarrassing situations.

Start Slowly and Gradually Gain Confidence

It might be tempting to overdo things when practicing chewing so as to get better faster. However, you should desist from this. Instead, you should take it slow, starting with a liquid or soft food diet, then moving to other soft and semi-firm foods, before you can finally attempt the tough foods. Taking it slow will help you to gradually gain confidence when chewing with the new dentures.

Practice Biting with Care

One of the things you will need to remember when chewing with your dentures is that they are not as strong as real teeth. Therefore, you will need to develop new eating habits, such as biting your food with care. You should also practice biting and chewing with the back teeth, which guarantee that the dentures do not become unstable.

Having Problems Chewing with Your New Dentures?

Chewing with dentures is different from chewing with real teeth, and it will take some time to get used to them. However, if you are experiencing prolonged problems when chewing with your new dentures, you can always count on us to help you. Get in touch with us right this moment.
Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics
809 Wall Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
PH: (219) 250-1163
Northwest Indiana
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