Food Suggestions For Your First Week With New Dentures

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If you are worrying about what foods you will be able to eat during your first week of wearing your new dentures, then fear no more! You will be happy to learn that there's a variety of soft foods that you can choose from.

Here is a list of food options that you can use to stock your kitchen and plan your menus for the adjustment period wearing your new dentures:

Fruits and Vegetables

While you may think of apples and other crunchy fruits and vegetables as off-limits for your recovery, the good news is that you can eat nearly any fruit or vegetable that has been either cooked or canned. In addition, options such as bananas and avocados are easy to eat just as they are purchased.

Breads and Grains

While you should save the chewy and grainy bread for after you are used to wearing your new dentures, you can eat white and buttermilk types of bread. The soft bread is easy to chew and will not put a lot of pressure on your new dentures and sore gums.

There are many grain products that you can also eat, including:

  • well cooked pasta

  • instant white rice

  • lentils.

Milk and Dairy

There are many dairy products that you can eat while adjusting to your new set of dentures. While you may immediately think of ice cream and other frozen treats, you can also indulge in:

  • cottage cheese

  • eggs

  • soft cheeses

  • pudding

Also, eating yogurt during your adjustment period is helpful for stomach issues if your dentist has ordered an antibiotic for you to take for any open mouth sores that you may have.

Meat and Poultry

While you may not feel up to chewing on a nice thick steak during your first week or two wearing your new dentures, you certainly can eat some soft meats. Fish and other seafood are types of meats that require very little chewing pressure and there are many different varieties that you can choose from.

Other meats that are soft include:

  • canned chicken

  • canned ham

  • canned tuna

  • bologna

In addition, you can also cook a canned stew or meat-based soup for a good dinner meal.

For Additional Assistance

Finally, if you are interested in more advice about what you will be able to eat during your first week with your new dentures, then you should speak with your denturist for advice. This is a very common patient concern and your denturist will be able to give you a lot of great advice on the topic.