Summer Foods To Enjoy With New Dentures

Summer Foods To Enjoy With New Dentures
Posted on 08/13/2018

Your new dentures open up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to boosting your confidence and allowing you to feel like yourself again. While getting new dentures is exciting, there are some adjustments you will have to make, at least initially. While you won't have to modify your diet too much, these denture friendly foods will undoubtedly help you transition into your new smile.

Fabulously Fruity Treats

Most fruits are a perfect summertime snack for someone with dentures. While most are refreshing choices in smoothies, you can also enjoy a wide range of softer varieties with little preparation:

  • Citruses such as oranges, grapefruit, or tangerines
  • Peaches, nectarines, plums, and similar fruit with soft flesh and skin
  • Tropical fruits like bananas, mangos or papayas
  • Seedless berries and grapes
  • Melons with their seeds removed

When choosing your naturally sweet treats, take care to avoid hard varieties, those with tough skins or anything containing seeds you can’t easily avoid or pick out.

Good Grilling Choices

Although many kinds of meat and vegetables can be difficult to eat for denture wearers, your grill may be the key to unlocking excellent summer cuisine. Grilling veggies can soften them and add flavor while preserving their nutrients. Some good selections include:

  • Bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Cauliflower
  • Green and yellow zucchini

Ground meats and most kinds of fish are also excellent for both your grill and your dentures. If you must eat tougher meats, marinate them first to ensure they’re soft and tender or consider slow cooking or smoking.

Snacking Smart

While sticky foods, nuts, popcorn and hard raw veggies can present problems, you also have other delicious snacking options. Pitted olives are tasty nutrient-packed treats, and air-puffed veggie crisps offer a satisfying crunch. For extra flavor, pair these with a delicious, healthy dip like hummus.

Contact Macon Smiles Today

When getting new dentures, there is always an adjustment period and learning what you can and can't eat is apart of that. While eventually, you'll likely be able to eat anything you'd like, we always recommend taking it slow for a while until you're accustomed to your dentures. Dr. Sheila K. Shah proudly serves Macon, GA, and surrounding communities as a trusted cosmetic dentist providing quality care in a comfortable, friendly environment. If you're in need of some cosmetic or restorative dentistry, Request an appointment through our convenient online form or call our office at (478) 757-8714. Our team is always here to help and can answer any questions you may have. We hope to see you soon!