When eating with your dentures on for the first time, start with soft food, such as a purée, soup, boiled eggs, ground meat or some cooked vegetables. For breakfast, soft cereals, such as warm porridge, can be a great choice. Foods and liquids may taste different in the early stages, but your sense of taste will eventually improve. It can be difficult to judge temperatures properly due to the insulating quality of the denture, so be careful with hot food or drinks, otherwise you risk burning your mouth. It’s also important to take small bites, chewing on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure on the denture. While you can eat almost anything, you may want to avoid some of the more ‘difficult’ food, such as crusty breads, tough red meats and chewing gum.