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Our skilled cosmetic dentist, Dr. Julia Gorelik, offers natural-looking, high-quality dentures to help you achieve the confident smile you deserve. At Gorelik Dentistry, our dentures are aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear. Indeed, with the help of modern technology, our dentures are customized to complement your smile, your skin, eye, and hair color, so that they blend in naturally to enhance your smile.

Dr. Julia Gorelik provides both full and partial dentures, depending on your needs. With our full dentures, we can effectively replace all of your teeth in a full arch. Our partial dentures can replace some missing teeth while you still have natural teeth as well.

If you are wondering how wearing dentures affect your diet and nutrition, we have some tips for you today. Caring for your dentures means eating healthy foods that will benefit your body while caring for your teeth in dentures. Let’s take a look!

— Eating sticky foods like caramel candies or nut butter can be hard on your dentures as well as your teeth. You can chew sugar-free gum and concentrate on health protein spreads such as organic hummus, egg salad, chicken salad, or tuna spreads.

— Hard foods are just as harmful to your dentures as they are your pearly whites. Snacking on popcorn, while delicious and healthy can hurt if you bite down on kernels or have husks stuck between your teeth or dentures. Some nuts can also present a challenge unless they are soaked to soften them. Safer alternatives include olives without the pits, seedless grapes, and rice cakes.

— We always recommend eating healthy fruit and vegetables for your wellbeing. You can protect your smile in dentures if you prepare your raw food beforehand. Instead of biting into an ear of corn or a crisp apple, remove the corn from the cob and slice your apples and raw vegetables thinly. You can also put your greens, fruits, and vegetables into healthy smoothies!

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

Our Gorelik Dentistry team in Charlotte, North Carolina hope these denture tips help you maintain a healthy diet while caring for your smile. Dr. Julia Gorelik is always happy to discuss your oral health options. If you have any questions, please call 704-553-1627 and speak with one of our caring staff. Our goal is to help you create the confident smile you deserve!