Rather than completely giving up certain foods now that you have dentures in Jacksonville, there are ways to adjust and continue to enjoy your favorite foods. At Jacksonville Center for Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dr. William Gielincki, Jr., and the rest of the staff aim to make life with dentures as close to normal as possible.
When you get dentures, your prosthodontist will tell you to not eat certain foods. The most common culprits fall into these categories:
Dentures do not chew quite as well as regular teeth – and they are not as hardy. If you eat something that is too hard, then it might crack the dentures. Sticky or foods with small particles might get stuck, leading to discomfort and bad breath. When you eat really tough foods, you might not be able to chew it all the way, increasing your choking risk and making it harder to digest.
Corn on the cob has long been known to be on the list of foods to avoid if you wear dentures. Although as a prosthodontist, we have to agree that you should avoid eating it normally, there are ways to enjoy it. The solution? Cut the corn off of the cob and eat it with a fork. You might not get the exact sensation, but you will still enjoy the flavor of fresh corn off the cob.
Similarly, cut up apples and other hard food into small bites, and make them as soft as possible. You might also find it best to bite and chew with the sides of your mouth. With some adjustments, you can find ways to enjoy your favorite foods once more.
Another option is to consider dental implants. They are more durable and similar to natural teeth, so you do not have to make any adjustments to your diet. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gielincki and discuss whether or not they are right for you.