1. DON’T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW
Re-introducing foods steadily rather than trying to switch back to your pre-denture diet may help your mouth get used to the various challenges different foods now present. It also means you won’t end up putting yourself off your favourite meal or snack forever by unsuccessfully trying it before you’re ready. In other words, don’t bite off more than you can chew!
2. USE A DENTURE ADHESIVE
Polident’s range of denture adhesives are designed to provide a firm fit of your dentures by improving hold and comfort and give you the confidence and reassurance to live freely.
Polident Original Fresh Mint offers extra bite force & extra hold*, helps seal out food, enhances denture fit, and is easy to apply with ooze control tip.
Not having to worry about your dentures sitting tight leaves you free to deal with the more important things in life. If you’re after all day hold with a natural feel, look no further. Polident Original Fresh Mint gives you all day, all round hold**, and is free from zinc.
*as compared to no adhesive
**Under test conditions vs no adhesive after 1 hour
**Can work up to 12 hours under test conditions
3. TAKE CARE OF THE LITTLE THINGS
A common issue you may experience when eating with a partial denture, or a full one, is food particles becoming trapped between your denture and the underlying gum. This may often lead to irritation and discomfort. A denture adhesive may help here by forming a seal between your denture and your gum.
4. STAY POSITIVE
Although it may not feel like it at the time, most problems that denture wearers experience with eating tend to be both fixable and far from permanent. Doing your best to focus on what you can eat with dentures, rather than what you can’t will help keep you in a positive frame of mind as you adjust to your new life.
5. DON’T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF
While you may need to avoid trying to return to your normal diet too quickly when first getting used to dentures, or if you experience other common problems like soreness and denture slippage, try not to let all pleasure disappear from food. Some social situations that involve eating, like going to a restaurant, family celebrations or watching a film, can be good opportunities to treat yourself to some of your favourite foods in an enjoyable setting.
Whatever challenges eating with dentures presents for you, rest assured you’re not alone. There are solutions available to help make them as short-lived as possible – from temporarily adjusting your diet to using an effective denture adhesive like the Polident Original Fresh Mint that creates a superior seal** and helps to block out irritating food particles. Indeed, by taking the right steps for you, you may soon find that eating becomes one of life’s little pleasures all over again.
*On upper denture when compared with standard Poligrip/ Polident/ Corega in laboratory test
**Based on surface coverage, vs standard Polident in laboratory test
***Compared to no denture adhesive after 1 hour