Enjoying The Holiday Feasts With Your Dentures

Enjoying The Holiday Feasts With Your Dentures

The holidays are racing toward us and festive treats are already making their appearances. But some people think their dentures may put a stop to enjoying your favorite holiday foods. Tins of peanut brittle, piles of corn-on-the-cob, and caramel popcorn are just a few of the tempting treats which can scare people with dentures. This fear can change the holiday feasting to a time of deprivation. That’s why implant-supported dentures are such a game changer.

Dental Implants Allows You To Enjoy Holiday Foods

Dental implants are replacement teeth which are rooted to the wearer’s jaw with a titanium post. When a partial or full set of dentures are implanted, multiple titanium posts anchor the dentures.

This means instead of worrying that chewing a piece of toffee will end in embarrassment, you can go ahead and eat with confidence. However, it is one thing to know that your dentures are anchored securely and another to believe it enough to eat confidently. Dr. Bronecki and Dr. Sullivan understand the concerns of those with denture implants, and they have some suggestions to help build your eating confidence.

  • Take careful bites – By taking small bites, you can grow more accustomed to how your dental implants act while chewing. Also, avoid biting with your front teeth for a while. Depending on how new your denture-implants are, biting with your front teeth can cause soreness. If you need to bite down, try using your canines or eyeteeth.
  • Eat sticky foods sparingly – There are many delicious holiday foods which are very sticky. While you can eat sticky foods with denture-implants, we recommend you only indulge occasionally in these foods. Also, be sure that you clean your dentures after you are done eating the sticky food to avoid allowing other foods to become stuck to residual stickiness.
  • Enjoy your food slowly – When it comes to holiday feasting, it can be tempting to eat lots of food quickly. But if you are not quite comfortable with your denture-implants or with eating in public, slower eating will help. Take your time cutting up your food into smaller bites and be sure to chew each bite thoroughly. Not only will you be more confident when eating but you can also more completely enjoy the holiday feast!

Revel In Holiday Feasting Again

It can be hard to feel restricted during the holidays when everyone else seems to be eating with reckless abandon. If you are ready to join in with the holiday feasting again, contact us today!

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