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Even with the best dentures in Redlands, some habits need to be re-learned

There comes a point when some people will face the loss or necessity to extract all teeth. This could be due to decay, loss of bone tissue, or even physical trauma. Regardless of exact cause, lost teeth must be replaced to maintain oral health and a youthful appearance. Dentures have been used for decades to serve this purpose, and are still a viable solution to lost teeth today.

We take every measure to produce the best dentures in Redlands, allowing our patients to experience superb fit and comfort for many years. Upon receiving new dentures, many look forward to the restored function. At the same time, there may be some apprehension about resuming eating, speaking, or laughing with complete freedom.

There is no way around the differences between dentures that float on the gums and natural teeth, which are anchored in place by strong roots, nor around the process of becoming fully confident with a new denture appliance. Resuming normal activities such as eating steak and corn on the cob can be a frustrating journey, one that we can help you get through with a few tips on eating with dentures.

First and foremost, it takes patience to learn any new task. There is no reason to rush yourself to your ultimate goal. Instead, take small steps, trying new things progressively.

  • Understand that food may seem to have lost some of its flavor with new dentures. This is due to the fact that the mouth is facing a significant change, and sending intense signals to the brain that outweigh the power of taste buds. As you grow accustomed to your new denture appliance, your sense of taste will improve.
  • Sensations of hot and cold may be diminished. Avoid burning delicate oral tissues by either placing an ice cube in a hot drink, or letting that cup of coffee sit for a few minutes before drinking.
  • Beginning a "new denture" diet slowly is most beneficial. Start with soft food like steamed vegetables, soup, pudding, eggs, or softer meats. Once dentures feel more stable, you will be able to add crunchier, chewier dishes.
  • As the dentures begin to feel more comfortable, add those heftier foods slowly, and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
  • When eating foods like corn on the cob, use a small amount of denture fixative to lend added support for biting.
  • To create an even amount of pressure, chew food using both sides of the back of the mouth, rather than chewing on only one side at a time.

Dentures are carefully made to your unique specifications. Contact us to experience the best dentures in Redlands.

About Dr. Terry Vines

Dr. Terry Vines of Pure Gold Professionals Dentistry
Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry are committed to providing patients of all backgrounds with the best quality dental care with elevated professional standards. Dr. Terry Vines and his team of skilled dentists are specialized in cosmetic and general dentistry treatments. Dr. Vines gained his dental degree from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and he has been actively practicing dentistry since 1987. He holds membership in many prestigious dental associations including the American Dental Association and his patients value his compassionate nature and patient centric approach.

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