How To Enjoy Christmas Dinner With Dentures

Posted by CITY FAMILY DENTAL on Dec 15 2022, 08:42 AM

Christmas is a time of celebration and happiness. It is the time to enjoy the festivities and make merry with family and friends. People also indulge in a variety of Christmas delicacies and sweets, which may not be very healthy for denture wearers. Dentures are one of the most widely used dental appliances. But they require proper care, especially during festive times like Christmas and New Year.

Christmas is a time for celebration and gathering with friends and family. So often, that means enjoying a delicious dinner together. However, traditional holiday foods are often difficult to eat with dentures due to the tendency of many dishes to cling to teeth or get stuck in between denture plates. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips you can enjoy a festive Christmas dinner with your dentures intact!

Of course, the first rule that should be observed is to avoid sticky foods that could damage or dislodge your dentures. Sticky foods like cranberry sauce, candied yams, popcorn balls, and more should be avoided whenever possible. This will cut down on the risk of damage to your dentures and to your natural teeth due to plaque buildup. Be sure to brush after every meal if you are unable to remove your dentures to clean them properly.

It is also wise to make careful choices when selecting what types of food to enjoy for your Christmas feast. Foods that require a lot of chewing can be incredibly challenging for those with dentures. Instead, focus on softer foods that you can eat more easily. Cold salads like coleslaw or pasta salad are a great choice. You can also enjoy turkey and vegetables in gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, creamed corn, and anything else that is soft enough to chew and enjoy comfortably. For dessert, choose no-bake cookies or cakes that won’t crumble away when chewed. All of these will be sure to make your Christmas more enjoyable while still allowing you to maintain your dental health.

When you remove your dentures, be sure to keep them moist—don’t let them dry out! Storing them in a denture case is a great way to ensure they’ll be kept moist and safe from damage until you’re ready to get them out for the day.

If you’re interested to learn more, call our dentist today to schedule a consultation. You can call us at (209) 554-1700 or visit our clinic located at 1317 Oakdale Rd Suite 310, Modesto, California 95355.

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