With the holidays just around the corner, there are going to be tempting foods hitting the dinner table, posing a real challenge for denture wearers. To help you make the right nutrition choices, here is a list of holiday foods denturists suggest you avoid.


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  • Making it easier to speak and chew
  • Decreasing your risk of periodontal disease
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  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Easing the stress on your jaw

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Healthy Teeth For Your Winter Holiday

During the holiday season, many denture wearers put their replacement teeth to the test. However, denturists recommend that you be careful what you eat to avoid any chips, splits and cracks in your dentures.

Foods Denture Wearers Should AVOID This Holiday Season

At Future Smiles, we know that some foods (no matter how tempting!) just don’t mesh well with dentures. In order to avoid any possible pain or discomfort, it’s recommended that you avoid the following:

  • Sticky Foods - During this holiday season, denturists recommend limiting your intake of sticky foods such as toffee and caramel. This is because they can cling to your replacement teeth and make it very difficult to chew
  • Popcorn - Popcorn isn’t bad for your oral health but the little unpopped kernels that can somehow end up in your mouth might crack or compromise the function of your dentures.
  • Hard nuts & candies - Hard candies and nuts are problematic as the force needed to bite into them creates undue stress on the teeth and palate of your dentures.
  • Steak and other tough meat - Chewy meat is tough to break down with dentures. In addition, such foods can cause your dentures to become unstable and dislodge. They can also lead to sore spots.

Take care with weak or old dentures

Be especially careful if your denture is older than seven years, as by that time the chewing surface is worn down, causing you to bite and chew with excessive force. Loose or ill-fitting dentures contribute to uneven stresses being placed on your replacement teeth, leading to splits, cracks and breaks.

KEEP IN MIND: If your denture has previously broken, it’s wise to treat them extra-gently to prevent excessive and damaging stress to the replacement teeth.

 

What Happens If My Denture Breaks?

If your denture cracks, breaks, or becomes damaged during the holiday season, you must make an appointment at your local Calgary denture clinic AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Wearing a damaged denture can have undesirable consequences such as:

  • Speech difficulties  
  • Oral pain and discomfort
  • Red and inflamed gums
  • Trouble following a well-balanced, nutritious diet

Denture Repair Services at our SW Calgary Denture Clinic

At Future Smiles, our denturist provides same-day emergency denture repairs to help restore the function and comfort to your smile as quickly as possible. Whether you require a reline, rebase or full replacement, we strive to provide you with the quickest, most efficient service.

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We understand the importance of a beautiful, fully-functioning smile. If you select complete or partial dentures as your tooth replacement option, we offer 1 year FREE adjustments & repairs to ensure your false teeth always fit comfortably.  

 

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To find out more about how we can help keep your dentures comfortable and functioning all year round, contact our SW Calgary denture clinic today at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Posted by Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.