Dental One Associates of Annapolis
2623 Housley Road, Gateway Village, Annapolis, MD 21401

The Art of Eating with New Dentures

Affordable Quality Dentures

Learning to eat with new dentures can be a little challenging. You’ll have to restructure your old eating habits, and learn tips and tricks for getting the same work done with teeth that aren’t quite as responsive. Don’t give up; there are many ways to make the process easier. It won’t take long for you to adjust to your new teeth and enjoy your favorite meals again.

What to Eat – Initially, choose soft foods that you can eat easily. These include soups, cooked cereals, applesauce, puddings, and ice cream. Soft-boiled or scrambled eggs and tender meats are good protein choices. Dentures prevent you from feeling heat levels, so be careful when consuming hot liquids until you’re accustomed to wearing your dentures.

Avoid These Foods – Tough cuts of meat, crunchy fruits and vegetables, and hard candy should be avoided while your dentures are feeling unfamiliar. Sticky foods like peanut butter are also difficult to handle in the beginning. As you become accustomed to your dentures, you’ll be able to start adding these and other foods back into your mealtimes.

Food Preparation Tips Slice your food into smaller pieces than you usually would to make it easier to chew. Eat chewy bread along with a beverage to help moisten it and make it easier to swallow.

Chewing – Chew your food slowly and thoroughly. To help keep your dentures in place, distribute the food evenly in your mouth. Your dentist in Annapolis may recommend denture adhesives to help prevent slipping. With a patience and practice, you’ll get the hang of it, so don’t get discouraged.

To learn more about dentures from an affordable dentist in Annapolis, call Dental One Associates of Annapolis today at (410) 793-4922 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Annapolis. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Annapolis, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Annapolis.

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Over the last 60 years or so that I’ve been going to the dentist, I’ve lived in 24 different places in the U.S. and overseas, and the level of care at Dental 1 is the best I’ve found.
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This place has always been good. I like working with brandi she is always super friendly.
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Staff was very polite and efficient, service was great.
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Michelle cleaned my teeth. She does an amazing job and if fast and efficient. Highly recommend Michelle at Dental One Dr Val for other major dental work !
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I had a very positive experience with Dr. Fooksman and his assistant. Both were focused and attentive to my care.
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Dr. Sagafi is pleasant, professional, and very friendly with my four kids. She is calm and gentle, and every visit with her is easy and happy. She’s the best.
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Very Friendly people in the office.
Mary H.
The appointment was very fast and efficient. Although I had to change my schedule to make the appointment, I was still able to do other things in my day. The day wasn’t just a dentist appointment […]
Morgan P.
Clean politeness and friendly.
Melissa C.
Appointment within a few days, Dr. Fooksman took care of the problem.
Patience S.
Michelle is always friendly and on time. I feel comfortable with her and she has been cleaning my teeth for a while.
Frances S.
Dr. Sagafi And the ortho staff are great.
Heather B.
Dr. Val provides excellent care. She is kind and humorous which makes going to the dentist a positive experience.
Ann S.
My appointment began within 5 minutes of the scheduled time (virtually unheard of in the medical industry) and I was out of the office (after a cleaning and XRays in less than 45 minutes!)
David T.
Staff is great and very professional.
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The staff and Dr. B were absolutely outstanding! Everyone was very personable and attentive. Dr. B. was very knowledgeable regarding my tooth issue and she walked me through all my viable options. […]
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This is the best, most professional, and friendliest dental practice I have ever used.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 793-4922
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