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What can I eat while I get used to my new dentures?

If you've just gotten new dentures, you will probably need some time and practice to adjust to eating with them. In this post, our Burnaby dentists recommend some soft foods to ease the transition. 

Meal Planning

When you receive your new dentures (and after your dentist extracted your teeth), you'll need to eat a diet of soft foods and liquids that you can mix and match to make fast, nutritious and delicious meals you'll still enjoy. 

Some of our favourite options here include rice or risotto, pasta and noodles, eggs, soft breads, macaroni and cheese and soft-cooked vegetables. 

Here are some soft foods recommended by our dentists. Stock up on these before starting the denture process. 

Soft food recommendations for people with new dentures:

Savoury Foods

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

Sweet Foods & Treats

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

Are you experiencing challenges adjusting to your new dentures? Contact your Burnaby dentist to book an appointment today.

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