LEARNING TO EAT WITH PARTIAL DENTURES

TIPS ON EATING FOR NEW PARTIAL DENTURE WEARERS

If you just got or are planning to get partial dentures, eating may seem daunting. Here are some tips for eating with partials.

 

Eating with Partial Dentures

eating with dentures

You’ll want to follow your dentist’s instructions on wearing and using your partial, but these tips will help you learn to eat with your new partial dentures.

 

START SLOW

You may be excited to test out your new partials, but try to take it slowly at first. Start by taking small bites of softer foods. Cut your food into small pieces, and chew slowly. Once you get used to your partial denture, add other food to get back to your normal diet.

 

DRINK UP

Another great tip for eating with partial dentures: Have a glass of water while you eat to help you chew and swallow your food. Plus, it helps wash away food particles that could get left behind.

 

WATCH WHAT YOU EAT

Hard, chewy, or sticky foods can be tough on the gum tissue under your partial dentures. Be careful when eating foods like meat, firm fruits and vegetables, or candies and gum. You may even want to avoid some of these items during the adjustment period.

 

While you learn to eat with your partial dentures, be sure you’re caring for them as well. Choose a cleanser like Polident ProPartial Foam Cleanser, which kills 99.99% of odor-causing bacteria*.

*In laboratory tests