Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

Learning to Live and Dine with Dentures

affordable quality dentures

Any experienced denture wearer will surely attest to the awkwardness and discomfort they felt when they first began eating with their new teeth. Getting to a point where dining with dentures feels natural and intuitive certainly takes a bit of time. Luckily, several effective strategies exist that can make the process of adjusting to dentures faster and easier.

Dentists in Thorndale will advise patients who are wearing dentures for the first time to make some dietary adjustments, at least for the first few days or weeks. The reason for this is to make certain that they are receiving sufficient nutrients even if they are unable to eat the foods to which they were previously accustomed. Softer menu items and even pureed foods can be terrific choices in the early stages, because they can keep essential vitamins and minerals in the diet without causing excessive irritation during the learning process.

Something that first-time denture wearers may not realize is that they may want to steer clear of hot foods and beverages while they are acclimating to their new teeth. Inexperienced denture users may discover that it is much easier to burn their mouths when eating and drinking, given that the dentures themselves provide some momentary insulation from hot substances, which may cause them to misjudge the true temperature. Furthermore, it is important to note that hot liquids that are held in the mouth for long periods before they are swallowed can actually cause the dentures to loosen.

During the initial adjustment phase, new denture wearers may do well to avoid eating tough meats that are difficult to chew even with natural teeth. Also, foods that are crunchy or exceptionally hard may pose a challenge that simply need not be tackled at this early stage. Sticky desserts and similar items should also be avoided, at least until a greater comfort level with the dentures has been developed. Instead, patients should eat a variety of foods that have been cut into smaller-than-normal pieces and those that have been stewed and softened with liquid.

Great care should be taken to distribute food through the mouth in an even manner. Chewing should be thorough to reduce the risk of choking. Patients who are concerned about their ability to break food down properly may want to consider using a denture adhesive, which a dentist in Thorndale can recommend.

The bottom line is that learning to live with affordable quality dentures can indeed be a challenge at first. But, by following some sound dietary and food preparation advice, the transition can be smoother and less disruptive than many patients may have ever thought possible.

To learn more about affordable quality dentures and the options available to you in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment. 

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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