I just received my full denture set and just need to hear about yall's first time experiences about eating..What did you start out with, did your bottom denture lift a bit?? I know that in time it will all be ok and then I can look back at it and be able to think about, wow here i was a bit discouraged I would not be able to do it.. There are times I feel i can eat better without em, it feels so funny to chew with both sides, and it feels like the top of the upper denture is just moving the food around a bit more cause its slippery..lol, if that makes sense.also when I tried to drink water the first time, I could not tell if the opening to my mouth was wide enough to acommodate the straw..lol and then when i drank it straight from the glass omg, it felt like the bottom denture wanted to come up and the upper just felt weird...lol PLEASE feel free to share your stories with me,,like I said I just received my dentures 2 days ago and know I have a journey and a few challanges ahead of me but I love a good challenge and have wanted this for a long time now..I love my dentures and enjoy my new smile!!!
Getting started on eating for the first time and drinking water...lolPosted: November 19, 2011 12:06 am
1. Reply to Getting started on eating for the first time and drinking water...lol by Denture Newbie at 45
Posted: December 6, 2011 2:10 pm
I really like you attitude! You seem to be maintaining a sense of humor about the whole thing. I went to church last Sunday with my somewhat puffy mouth, slurred speech and some rather remarkable bruissd on my lower jaw. When fellow church members inquired about the bruises I told them, but I also mentioned, as an aside, that I was telling everybody I was in a barfight "but you should see the other guy!"
Other than trying to decipher what the term "soft food" means. I have no real eating experiences to relate. Since I have not done any "real" eating. The food term that was hardest for me to deal with though was "no spicy." Before moving to Florida I lived in New Mexico and spicy is a necessity for good quality of life. I can understand the spicy restriction though. A good hot chili sets the whole inside of the mouth on fire.
I am ambivilant about my new smile. It doesn't seem to be really mine yet. I think its the smaller straight teeth. I had larger somewhat crooked teeth before with a rather charming if lopsided smile. Now it seems generic.