When you have dentures fitted, you may be concerned about the impact on your diet. Modern dentures are incredibly lifelike and they offer impressive levels of functionality, but they limit the range of foods you can enjoy slightly. The vast majority of foods will be fine, but you may be wary about attempting to eat hard foods and foods that are very chewy. If you do have concerns, here are 5 denture-friendly foods to add to your diet now.
- Eggs: eggs are easy to eat and they’re versatile. You can have them for any meal of the day, and there are lots of different ways to prepare and cook them. Opt for an omelette for a simple, nutritious dinner or start your day with poached eggs on toast.
- Yoghurt: yoghurt is rich in calcium, and it requires very little effort in terms of chewing. If you’re keen to up your 5 a day, add some finely chopped berries to natural yoghurt. Try and avoid sweetened yoghurts or products that come with added chocolate sprinkles, as they tend to have very high sugar content.
- Fish: fish has so many benefits for your health and if you poach, bake or grill it, it can be very easy to chew and digest. You can add vegetables or potatoes for a main meal or add poached salmon to eggs or a toasted bagel for breakfast.
- Soup: when you first have your dentures fitted, it will take a while to get used to eating with them, and sticking to soft foods and liquid-based meals like soups is a great idea. You can pack loads of flavour into a soup by making your own with a blender at home, or you could choose from a massive range of flavours and variations at the supermarket.
- Pasta: pasta is easy to eat, and it takes just a few minutes to prepare. You can buy ready-made sauces or make your own. Cook for a couple of minutes if you’re using fresh pasta or around 6-10 minutes if you’re boiling dry pasta. Avoid serving al dente if you’re still getting used to your denture.
If you have any questions at all about eating with dentures, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help!