Chewing Gum with Dentures
We encourage you to follow your dentist’s specific recommendations about gum chewing, but here is some basic information that may answer some questions about chewing gum after your procedure.
Having dentures in your mouth has likely restored your ability to chew certain foods again. While it takes some people a few weeks to get used to the feel of dentures in their mouth, once you’re comfortable, you’ll want to see what you can and cannot chew or eat.
Chewing denture-safe gum will get you in the habit of chewing, and it will also help you maintain clean, fresh breath. Bad breath is a common worry. People who wear dentures feel much better knowing they can keep their breath fresh by chewing gum, even with dentures in their mouth.
Chewing gum with a harder texture is best because hard gum doesn’t stick to your dentures. Chewing gum with dentures is also good for saliva production and allows you to avoid the dry mouth that sometimes occurs with dentures. Ask your dentist what chewing gum he recommends before making your choice. Your dentist may suggest you avoid chewing gum altogether.