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Our dentists, Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Fuhrmann, and Dr. Draper, are pleased to offer quality dentures for our patients in Sherman, Texas seeking the healthy smile they deserve. Our practice offers full and partial dentures for your needs. Full dentures are designed to replace all of your teeth in a full arch, while partial dentures replace just some of your missing teeth.

Because wearing dentures can affect what you eat, today we would like to share some tips to help you navigate your options. So, let’s take a look!

— Be wary of sticky, chewy foods such as caramel candies or nut butters as they are tough on dentures. You will want to forgo the caramels and taffy and chew sugar-free gum instead, and replacing your nut butters with alternate protein spreads such as hummus, egg salad, chicken salad, or tuna.

— Hard foods are are damaging to both dentures and teeth! Even though snacking on popcorn seems fun, chomping down on kernels or having husks stuck between the teeth and dentures are not. Some hard nuts can also present a challenge for your teeth and dentures. Safer alternatives such as pitted olives, seedless grapes, and rice cakes that will have you smiling in no time.

— If you love raw vegetables and fruit, you can enjoy those best if you prepare beforehand. You don’t want to bite into an ear of corn or a crunchy apple directly, so you can cut the corn from the cob and slice your apples and raw vegetables thinly instead. Another popular way to get your daily fruits and vegetables is by consuming greens, fruits, and vegetables in healthy smoothies.

— When enjoying meat, you have choices. You can cut your meat into small, bite-sized pieces that are easy to chew, or you can stick to soft meats such as turkey, chicken, ground beef, pulled pork and of course, fish. All of these are denture friendly.

Our North Texas Dental team in Sherman, Texas hope these denture tips help you maintain a healthy diet while restoring your smile. Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Fuhrmann, and Dr. Draper are happy to discuss your oral health options. If you have any oral health concerns, please call 903-893-2800 to speak with a member of our team. We want to help you create the confident smile you deserve!