Common Denture Problems
Plaque and Tartar
Eating with dentures can be tricky for wearers that are new to them. Dentures can become displaced while chewing food. There are several techniques for preventing this.
There is a tendency to push one’s biting teeth forward when biting something that is harder, such as an apple, when one has natural teeth. What works better for denture-wearers is to try to push back a little. This helps the dentures stay in place. Biting with the back teeth instead of the front teeth will also help keep dentures in place. Dentures are also less likely to be displaced if both the lower and upper parts of the dentures are used when chewing food. Some foods are more difficult for denture wearers to eat than others. Before eating them in a restaurant, it’s a good idea to practice eating those foods at home.