Dentures can help restore your oral functions and bring back that smile. However, these dentures are not natural, so don’t expect them to work like they would when you had your normal teeth on. For this situation alone, you should watch what you eat to avoid damaging your dentures. Here’s list of the types of foods you need to avoid when you have your dentures on:
Acidic foods. Citrus juices are a big no when you have your dentures on.
Sugary foods. Avoid this at all cost.
Dehydrating foods. Liquor, tea, coffee are some examples. Dehydration can easily destroy your acrylic dentures.
Don’t eat the following:
Nuts and seeds. These can damage your dentures physically. Also avoid fruits with seeds like orange or guava.
Hard to chew foods. No underdone steaks, dry fruit, popcorn and other hard to chew foods.
Hard candy. Since it’s full of sugar anyway, don’t eat it.
Your dentures need a lot of care and attention to prolong their life. Here’s how to take care of them:
Eating will expose your dentures to deposits and many food particles. Make sure to remove and rinse your dentures after eating.
Clean your mouth after removing your dentures. Anything left in your mouth will stay under your dentures which could cause infection.
Keep your dentures clean by regularly brushing it at least once a day.
When removing your dentures at night, keep it in a soaking solution or a clean water. If not, the dentures will dry up and warp and won’t fit into your teeth snugly.
Always rinse your dentures before putting it back into your mouth, specially if you put it under a soaking solution.
Your dentures are made of acrylic. Acrylic is brittle and if you happen to drop them, they could crack or break. When this happens, you will have to purchase a new set of dentures as they cannot be repaired. So make sure that you handle them with extra care.
Learn more about Dentures here.