What Can You Eat With Dentures?
You can eat nearly anything with dentures, but you’ll want to avoid sticky foods, including gum. If your dentures are brand new, you may still be uncomfortable eating with them or even experience soreness. So, you may want to focus on eating soft foods in the beginning like broth, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and applesauce. Then, after a few weeks, once you get acclimated to your dentures, you can start incorporating solid foods into your diet. Just cut them into small, bite-sized pieces and chew slowly using both sides of your mouth.
Biting into raw vegetables, nuts, and popcorn is often a challenge for patients with dentures. If you bite down hard enough with just the front part of your dentures on something such as a carrot, you can actually cause your dentures to dislodge. To help prevent this and keep enjoying the foods you love, cut more dense foods into small pieces or strips.Back to Are Dentures Hard to Get Used to?