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Our dentists, Drs. Geoff R. Engelhardt, offer natural-looking, high-quality dentures to help our patients in Fort Collins, Colorado achieve the confident smile they deserve.

We provide both full and partial dentures, depending on your situation. Full dentures effectively replace all of your teeth in a full arch, while partial dentures can replace some missing teeth while keeping natural teeth as well.

Dentures can affect your diet and nutrition, so we would like to share some tips for you today. Of course, caring for your dentures means eating healthy foods that will maintain a healthy smile. So, let’s take a look!

— Sticky, chewy foods like caramel candies or nut butters are tough on dentures. Forgo the caramels and taffy for sugar-free gum, and replace nut butters with healthy protein spreads like hummus, egg salad, chicken salad, and tuna.

— Hard foods are detrimental to dentures and teeth! While snacking on popcorn might seem fun, biting down on kernels or having husks stuck between teeth or dentures is not. Certain hard nuts can also present a challenge. Your smile will thank you with safer alternatives such as pitted olives, seedless grapes, and rice cakes.

— Eating healthy fruit and vegetables are good for your body and your smile. But it might benefit your dentures most if you prepare your raw food beforehand. Instead of biting into an ear of corn or a crunchy apple directly, try removing corn from the cob and slicing your apples and raw vegetables thinly. Don’t forget a popular favorite, consuming greens, fruits, and vegetables in healthy smoothies!

— Eating meat while wearing dentures means cutting your food into small, bite-sized portions. Soft meats are also kinder to your dentures, such as turkey, chicken, ground beef, pulled pork and of course, fish.

Our Engelhardt & Associates team in Fort Collins, Colorado hope these denture tips help you maintain a healthy diet while caring for your smile. Our dentists, Dr. Geoff R. Engelhardt is always happy to discuss your oral health options. If you have any oral health concerns, please call 970-484-4890 to speak with one of our caring staff. Our goal is to help you create the confident smile you deserve!