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Do you have new dentures? Here's what you can eat

Do you have new dentures? Here's what you can eat

It will likely take you some time and practice to adapt to eating with your new dentures in. Our dentists in Vancouver share a few soft food recommendations to help ease the transition to dining with dentures. 

Meal Planning

After your tooth extraction procedure and when your dentures are first placed, you'll need to stick to a diet of soft foods and liquids until your mouth heals and you've had enough time to adjust to eating with your new dentures. 

To prepare yourself for this adjustment period, our Vancouver dentists recommend stocking your fridge with some of your favourite soft foods before the process begins. Filling up on a range of soft foods you enjoy, and preparing a few ready-made meals will help you to continue eating well as you become used to your new teeth. 

While you may find it challenging to temporarily change your eating habits and regular diet, you have a huge selection of soft foods to choose from that can be combined to make fast, nutritious meals that are also delicious — you'll be bound to enjoy them! Some of our favourites include macaroni and cheese, lentil dal and rice, soft-cooked tofu with noodles and veggies, and avocado and scrambled eggs. 

Below, you'll find a few soft food ideas you may want to stock up on before your denture process starts. 

Soft food recommendations for new denture wearers:

Savoury Foods

  • Home-cooked big-batch soups
  • Soft breads for dipping
  • Noodles and pasta
  • Well-cooked leafy greens
  • Tofu
  • Soft cooked vegetables
  • Soft cheeses (cottage cheese, ricotta)
  • Melted hard cheeses
  • Regular or baked beans
  • Eggs anyway you like them
  • Meats that you can cook soft
  • Ripe avocados 
  • Low sodium vegetable juice
  • Rice or risotto

Sweet Foods & Treats

  • Muffins, pancakes, and waffles
  • Jello
  • Bananas and other soft fruits
  • Smoothies and milkshakes
  • Cheesecake
  • Ice cream and custard
  • Rasmalai
  • Fruit juice
  • Yogurt
  • Apple Sauce
  • Rice pudding
  • Ube Halaya
  • Payasam

Are you struggling to adjust to your new dentures? Contact our Vancouver dentists today to book an appointment. Our dentists are here to help you achieve a healthy, happy and comfortable smile.

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