Thanksgiving is a beautiful season of reflection and gratitude. It’s also a time to dig in and enjoy delicious foods around the big round table. However, if you have dentures, you may be wondering if there are certain foods you should choose or avoid when filling your plate this Thanksgiving. Knowing how to navigate the various sides, main courses, and desserts is the key to savoring your meal in comfort.
Thanksgiving Foods To Eat With Dentures
Wondering how to choose food that’s comfortable to eat with your dentures? As you browse the Thanksgiving Spread, the most important thing is to look for foods that are not too hard or sticky as they have the potential to crack or dislodge your dentures. Instead, stick with soft and easy to chew foods that won’t tug at your dentures. Thankfully there are plenty of dishes that you can enjoy in confidence! A few of our top picks include:
- Soft, tender meats, such as turkey or chicken
- Mashed potatoes
- Roasted veggies
- Pumpkin pie, pudding, and ice cream
If you aren’t sure about the ingredients in a particular entree, be sure to ask the person who prepared it. It’s better to find out about potentially troublesome additions ahead of time so you can enjoy each bite stress-free.
Thanksgiving Foods To Avoid With Dentures
Whether you’ve had your dentures for years or just got them, you know there are certain foods that are simply best to avoid. This list mostly includes items that are sticky or hard as those could pull at your dentures or break them. As you fill your plate, steer clear of some of these common holiday snacks and sweets:
- Tough meats, such as steak or ribs
- Sticky foods, such as peanut butter
- Any dish with crunchy nuts
- Cranberry sauce
- Corn on the cob
- Hard foods, such as apples or carrots
- Pecan pie
Remember that sometimes these ingredients can sneak into a dish during the Thanksgiving Holiday! For instance, hard, chopped nuts could be in anything, such as a delicious baked brie. If you are unsure about any food, ask questions to make sure you don’t bite into anything you don’t mean to.
Keep Your Dentures Strong With Secure Denture
Picking the right foods the day of is half the battle, but properly preparing beforehand is the other! One of the best ways to ensure your dentures are the last thing on your mind during your Thanksgiving meal is by keeping them in place with Secure Denture Adhesive. Our dentist recommended, zinc-free formula will prevent your dentures from slipping or sliding while you enjoy your Thanksgiving spread. This strong hold will remain for up to 12 hours - so no worries about having to reapply during or after dinner! In addition, Secure Denture Adhesive is taste-free, so it won’t alter the taste of your meal. Stock-up before your Thanksgiving feast here.