Dentures are an amazing invention that has helped millions of individuals have a normal smile again. If you don’t know dentures are removable false teeth used when natural teeth need to be removed or fall out. Dentures have the same look as teeth but offer the wearer the ability to remove them at night. With the ability to remove dentures comes a big struggle. That struggle is eating certain foods. In today’s article, our team of dental professionals has chosen the four main types of foods you need to avoid if you wear dentures. This isn’t a complete list of every food you need to avoid but should provide an overview of the type of foods to avoid if you wear dentures.
1: Sticky foods.
Sticky substances can move your dentures out of place, allowing food to get underneath the dentures, and can irritate your gums. These foods include the following.
- Peanut butter
- Gummy candy
- Dried Fruits
2: Foods with small but stubborn pieces.
Any food with pieces your natural teeth cannot grind or chew easily presents problems for dentures. These foods include.
- Popcorn kernels
- sesame seeds on rolls
- shelled nuts or seeds
3: Hard foods.
Hard foods require your jaw and your dentures to apply uneven pressure. This can damage or dislodge dentures. These foods include.
- Carrot sticks
- Corn on the cob
4: Tough meats.
Foods that require many bites to tenderize them place unnecessary stress on dentures and gums. Too much chewing and grinding create sore spots where dentures and gums meet. These foods include.
- Pork chops
If you love these four types of foods, dentures may not be the best item for you. Rather, you may want to start looking at dental implants. Implants offer the same smile as dentures without the need to remove them allowing you to eat whatever you want. Thanks for reading our article on the foods to avoid if you wear dentures.
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