It's going to take some time and practice to adjust to eating with your new dentures. Here, are a few soft food suggestions from our Summerland dentist to help you keep soft-food meals hearty and appetizing.
No doubt about it, adjusting to new dentures takes time and patience. Try to relax and not rush the process, just keep practicing eating and speaking until it begins to feel natural.
That said, you will need to stick to a diet of liquids and soft foods following your extraction, and when you're first fitted for your dentures. If the idea of a soft-food diet fills you with dread, just make a list of all the soft foods you normally enjoy and be sure to stock up on them. Planning ahead will help you to keep your meals appetizing and nutritious during this short period.
Soft Food Suggestions For People with New Dentures
If you're struggling to think of soft foods that you will enjoy, here are a few suggestions from our Summerland dentist:
- Home cooked big-batch soups
- Soft cheeses such as: cottage cheese, ricotta, mascarpone
- Melted hard cheeses
- Soft breads for dipping
- Smooth nut butters
- Eggs anyway you like them
- Regular or baked beans
- A variety of sauces
- Meats that you can cook soft, like fish or ground poultry
- Oatmeal or porridge
- Canned soups (if you prefer not to cook)
- Noodles and pasta
- Ripe avocados
- Cooked vegetables (almost any vegetable can be cooked soft)
- Well cooked leafy greens
Sweet Foods (treat yourself!)
- Banana bread (no nuts)
- Pancakes or waffles with syrup
- Ice cream / custard
- Bananas and other soft fruits
- Fruit juice
- Chocolate mousse
Planning ahead, and having lots of pre-made soft meals in the fridge will help to make those first few days with dentures a little easier.