The food sticks to his false teeth

@suspenseful (40331)
Canada
November 21, 2009 1:31pm CST
My husband has a partial plate - his uppers, and before he could take the food that stuck to his teeth out, but now that he cannot use his hands because of him having Lou Gehrig's disease, he will use a plastic fork that he wants me to hold while he moves his mouth around to dislodge whatever it is. I do not mind rinsing his dentures, but holding the fork for a very fussy guy is rather annoying. Now he loves white bread and does not like the healthy stuff and I do cook a lot of pasta and rice that does not stick as much. But what I want to know is a list of food that will not stick to the pink part of false teeth. It may seem silly but it does bug me.
4 responses
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
21 Nov 09
I have had dentures the full set since I was 23 and never had anything stick except gum.
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
22 Nov 09
I do not know why they do with him. Maybe it is the material they use to make dentures with or maybe, well if I make stew, guess who finds the bay leaf? If we buy boneless chicken and there is a bone in it, guess who finds it? If we bought some processed food and there is a hair in it, guess who gets that part? Yes, you guessed it.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
22 Nov 09
oh my thats funny! I have had both kinds of teeth and food dont stick BUT my SIL gets food stuck a few times but then he just got them so he will hav eto learn
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
22 Nov 09
I think he sort of forget what he learned or maybe I should spray the back of the false teeth with Pam. Actually it is not that funny because he cannot work the fork to get the gunk off and I have to wash the dentures out, not to mention that bridge he has. And he lived in the Prairies where the water is hard while I came from Vancouver where the water was soft. Of course I had so many cavities -
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
23 Nov 09
No it is NOT silly that it bugs you..When we have a sick person that we care for, they require a lot of attention & it is wearing on us to have to constantly be there for their every wish, its just human nature to be bugged by these things....I can also tell that you do it because you feel it is your duty to do it & i am sure you only feel "Bugged inwardly, and not let it show...It is normal to feel the stress under these conditions, but after we do all we can for our loved one we will feel that we have done all we could to make them happy and this will make you feel really good about yourself in the long haul of it all....Just hang in there suspensful , and you will get through all of this....But do not feel guilty about feeling a bit uptight and bugged at times,,,to me this is just a normal feeling of caring for someone long term....You are doing a great job...
@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
23 Nov 09
According to the first one who answered this post I should feel guilty. I mean it is more then his false teeth part getting stuck on by white bread and chicken, it is not that I just have three times a day to give him his meal and I just go on the computer and he does everything himself. I am concerned hat when he has to go to the bathroom, the number one when he will no longer be able to speak. I have to ask him if he needs to go to the bathroom because he gets gas and when I get gas, I know I have to go, but with him it is different. And he thinks it's funny! I do not want food sticking to his false teeth and I wish there were some kind other then chili and soup. I was more interested in getting suggestions such as "toast the bread" "ground meat is best" "try rice or pasta" instead of bread try tacos, etc. instead of the "you should not complain" "
• United States
23 Nov 09
I think the only thing that wouldn't stick would have to be liquids. Everything mixed with his saliva would make it stick.
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
28 Nov 09
I suspect it is the material they make false teeth out of. I notice that food does not stick to my palette, but it does to that pink back part. Of course peanut butter sticks to everything.
@Hatley (109975)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Nov 09
hi suspenseful I tried googling but did not get far. the one thing that was mentioned was fruit. they claim it does not stick to false teeth. I would think raw veggies and semi raw veggies would not stick either and oh my try to get him to like multigrained bread.it would be so much better for his health and not so apt to stick either. Jello i know will not stick either. If he cannot feed himself something has to give, he will need some sort of help, suspenseful he did not get Lou Gehrig's disease on purpose. tell yourself its only three times a day you have to hold the fork, and you know something I think you working all the time as a care giver, you need a break occasionally and let someone hold the fork,most health insurances pay for an occasional visit from a nurse, you must have a breakor you will get to hate this whole business. I feel for you as being caretaker to a person who cannot do much for himself wears a person down no matter how much you love him. just think if you get sick he will have to have someone else to care for him, so get yourself some help. even if its just a neighbor who can come in occasionally.
@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
21 Nov 09
He is naturally fussy. You know you expect that someone who is not much of a bother would get als, like I suppose that Lou Gehrig was a very nice guy and not fussy, but that is not my husband. I wish he did like multi grain bread, but he does not. In fat, you know that Catelli healthy pasta that looks like regular pasta but contains more healthy stuff? yes he can tell the difference. I wonder if soup would be better or whether it would also be better if the bread is toasted. After all, it will not be as sticky. Another thing is he is afraid of his nose getting plugged. We do use that nose spray but it only helps temporarily. I do have help but my friends have a life as well. I have someone coming in to give him a sit down shower twice a week. I do give him veggies - the lettuce will stick to his teeth or inbetween it. But somehow when they make those false teeth they make all the teeth grinders and that does not help much. I sure wish he had been able to keep all his teeth, and that would be much easier. those plastic hard things at the back of the false teeth make things stick like gluje.