eating without dentures

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What foods should/could I eat when I am waiting for my final dentures to be ready which may take 7 days that I will be without ant teeth? Also----should and what kind of food processor/blender do you recommend I buy??
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Mike Butvill

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  • very well--

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Crystal Mckinney

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I just had my surgery a little of Terri weeks now and I've been eating yogurt, msg potatoes,cottage cheese and protein shakes and occasionally I have a smoothie
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Crystal Mckinney

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I just had my surgery a little of Two weeks now and I've been eating yogurt, msg potatoes,cottage cheese and protein shakes and occasionally I have a smoothie
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I ate hamberger helper cheesy mac, also mashed potatos with ground meat /beef or turkey- meatballs mashed up and pasta cut up are easy to eat, pudding or yogurts icecream or smooties , cakes, and cookies dipped in milk, pancakes cut up into small pieces, scrambled eggs things of that nature, I used a regular blender for milk shakes and smoothies Good luck
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I have absolutely gorged myself on pancakes. I do believe that’s my new favorite food.
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Patricia Meyer

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Im gonna eat bacon tonite, first time since last august people, its not one of my favorite foods so I thought NO big deal, but when you cant have any and still have to smell it cooking OMG ITS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING LOL CHARLIE BROWN IM EATING A PIECE FOR YOU ;)
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Eat up. I’m have chicken tacos. Ate a bag of chips at work. Baby steps.
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Sounds good Charlie, I love my homemade tacos, hopefully soon its been way to long, my Dad winters in florida and this past one I had no teeth so we couldnt go out to eat at all and he loves to take me out, so I am working on my list of places and foods for this winter and I cant wait.
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Crystal Mckinney

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Hello Patricia you gave me some new ideas on what to eat and I want to thank you for that ☺️
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Patricia Meyer

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Your welcome its Important to eat some protein so you dont get malnurished the ground meat is easy to eat and you can mix it in a lot, even velvetta shells and cheese, if your starting your denture journey and need any help feel free to contact me Ive been thru a lot but have a lot of good pointers now
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Days one & two I had soups and mashed potatoes, but after that, I ate whatever I thought I could handle. Day five or six was barbecue spareribs. I went without teeth for 3 months and managed to gain 15lbs, so eating was not an issue. The only things that I had trouble with were apples and things like celery and cucumbers.
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I’ve been eating without dentures for years, the dentures I have don’t fit all that well, adhesive works until I do eat, and then become loose and there is no eating with loose or poor fitting dentures. And I gagged whenever they became loose. Dentures are not for me. And I miss my real teeth, and I always will. Signed /toothless in Pittsburgh.
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Crystal Mckinney

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Mine don't fit either. I rather have them out than in. I'm sorry your going through that.
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Tony

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I’m sorry too, for you and all denture wearers that have no teeth, and the dentures that are made today are not exactly a very good replacement for real teeth. No denture is as good as real teeth. If someone says different or can argue the case for being pro denture, then bring it on. The 1000’s of $ we spend on dentures are not worth a dime. My shoes cost less than dentures and I can replace them every year or have more than two pair of shoes and still not cost me as much as dentures that don’t fit well and probably never will.
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As for eating without dentures, I’ve been eating for many years without them, there are some hotdog brands I cannot bite into and sandwiches aren’t very biteable without front teeth, other than that well cooked vegetables and many other foods cut into small eatable pieces are quite easy to eat also I find no problems with eggs, pancakes and other forms of breakfast foods we eat. Fruit, in a can or if softened can be eaten. I have no problems with corn on the cob, just hold the corn in a standing position and slice off the corn. Boiling veggies for a length of time will soften them, and meat loaf and mashed potatoes, no problems. Just eat a balanced meal, from the 4 main groups and eating without those poor fitting dentures can be just as good. I haven’t lost any weight or gained any weight and I eat anything I want including a Big Mac, bbq ribs that have the meat fall off the bone and almost melt in your mouth , is the way ribs should be cooked. Learn to cook smart and cut up a sandwich if you can’t bite into it. Signing off till later.
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Oh Stephanie, shut up lol just kidding wish I could have eaten that easy 9 months and just starting to eat, but had no denture for 6 months then finally got them and for 2 months couldnt stand them for more than a few hours, forget eating, I did a semi horseshoe in my upper, So So much better Im eating gaining weight, I feel so much better.
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Good morning mike. Do you have stitches in your mouth. If so try soups. Ice cream. Yogurt. Mash potatoes. Cooked fruit until soft. Once stitches Come out. It’s just trying to see what your gums can tolerate. I was lucky could eat most foods But cut up really small. I had full dentures 3 years ago & have had 3 pairs made & not one pair have fitted properly. I found it easier to take them out to eat. And can eat a steak with my gums. It’s hard when we go out for dinner I have to put lots of dentures fixodent on. Normally manage to eat with that. But when you take denture out your mouth is full of sticky pink mess & is a pain to get of the roof of your mouth. Takes ages to get off. I’ve just received a copy of cushion grip that I sent off for from Japan It came yesterday so as we are going out for dinner on Saturday I’m going to use it. Hopefully it will work. I’ll let you all know if it does. I’m only 66 Feel sorry for my husband seeing me without my teeth as I’ve got into a habit of taking them out when in the house. Lol. But I really will try with this new stuff Hopefully it’s the answer. Good luck.
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Suzy I struggled so hard with my dentures even after my dentist finall made a set that felt like they fit for 2 months I couldnt stand them in my mouth for more than 4-5 hours at a time and forhet about eating anything, I read on this forum where people were making their upper denture into a horse shoe like their lower and doing much better. STOP RIGHT THERE, I ruined an expensive upper because I didnt research it and took out my dremel and went to town on my upper, So my next upper, I did more research before I touched it, and this time I took a little tiny bit off at a time and now its 2 months later and ITS WORKING . So its something to think about and it sounds like something that might work for you
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Hi Patricia Thanks for your reply I cannot understand how you get your top denture to stay in your mouth by cutting it in that shape. I live in England & have never heard of anyone doing that. I’m thinking I might try with a older pair of dentures to see how it feels. & if it fits in my mouth better. How much should I cut off I’ve looked for fixodent powder in England but can’t seem to find it only the glue Thanks for the toi on my upper denture.
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Hi Suzy, I dont know I think a big part of it is that I didnt remove to much and I keep a soft liner in the upper so that helps with suction, Im not sure if I would get the same result without the liner, a little bit off feels like a big amount so I would guess the amount you take off would vary from someone else, but I suggest keeping the main hump in the denture and to start slowly in the very back , in the middle and remove just a tiny bit at a time , you can see the picture I posted Take less than that and work at it a little bit until its comfy for you. I can get it to stay up with the liner and adhesives I just dont like adhesives so I use the powder.
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try fixodent extra hold powder no oozing or after taste great hold too, leaves a film on your gums comes off super easy with a microfiber towel like super easy, use micro fiber towel to remove any adhesive it works wont irritate your gums no scrubbing at all
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Hi everyone----I want to thank all of you who took the time to reply. I will use all of your advise and wish all you well. This is a good and helpful on community!   Mike.
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Glad you got some good answers, hope things are going well
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I will be having one more scan on my head to make sure the bone for my lower implants has grown enough to put the lower plate in permanently, I do know that my tongue is starting to get sore from always sticking down where the caps are on the screws. This route with implants is the way to go if you can afford it, I mostly eat soft food or cut up a hamburger in small pieces so I can eat without too much difficulty I don't have any trouble with my uppers and I have been wearing them for 40 years, I have always used Fixodent and the Fixodent powder together and I never need to take them out except for deep clean with tablets.
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Patricia is your upper denture a full palate denture or a partial with implants?? That has to be removed by the dentjst??
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Patricia Woolums Thomas

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Mine is a full upper denture and I guess I got a great fitting first time out because I have no complaints.

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Patricia, yes sounds like you did get lucky this one is the
3 rd my dentist lab made, and I had another set made at affordable, and my insurance will pay for one more. my last set I will have made the same color and tooth size as the other set from my dentist, so I can mix and match should an upper or a lower break then I will have my set from affordable to rotate with, Im gonna store one set in the freezer but all my uppers will be horseshoed, this last upper fit great I just hated my palate being covered.