Will Eating With New Dentures Be Difficult?
Eating with new dentures will take a little practice and may be uncomfortable for some wearers for a few weeks. To get used to the new denture, patients will need to start with soft foods cut into small pieces and chew slowly using both sides of the mouth. As you get used to new dentures, add other foods until you return to a normal diet. You will need to be cautious with hot or hard foods, sharp-edged bones or shells and avoid foods that are extremely sticky or hard. You may want to avoid chewing gum while you adjust to the denture. Also, don’t use toothpicks while wearing dentures.