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Can I eat normally with Dentures?

When someone gets dentures, there is going to be an adjustment period. It is not a bad thing, but it is something that people have to get used to, as they move forward with their dentures. It is not something to be ashamed of, but they need to know their life is going to be different and they need to make the proper adjustments when it comes to eating. It all starts by knowing what foods they feel comfortable eating after the dentures are in place. Even though they are natural and normal, the individual with dentures is not used to them. This causes them some distress and uncertainty.

They can start with soup, chopped up hot dogs without the bun, and easy to digest foods. This is to get them comfortable eating with the dentures. In time, they will be able to eat all the foods they want to eat. However, it starts with being smart about it and easing their way into it. They need to walk before they can run, as they say. Once they start to see there is little to no change, they can start to eat without any issues. Dentures are great for people that might have poor gum issues or teeth issues because of their genes. It is not their fault, and they should embrace the fact they have dentures.

Food will still taste great and they will still enjoy each and every bite of the foods they had in the past. They can also talk to other people that have dentures and ask them how they have eaten certain foods and the denture repairs that come from use. Not all foods are created equally, so there might be some foods they need a little bit more time with it before they go back into eating them. It is all about personal preference. The key is to not let this hold someone back from enjoying life and enjoying food!

They can also have an honest discussion with their dentist about this situation and how they are feeling. Their dentist will give it to them straight as well and inform them of what’s around the corner.