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A 44-year-old male asked:

What is best to eat for the most nutrition after having teeth removed and temporary dentures?

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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 13 years experience
Nutrition shakes: There a several brands of nutrition shakes such as boost that are available at your local grocery store. These are great for the few days after the surgery since they are easy to swallow and will provide your body with lots of nutrients while your mouth heals.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Lots to choose: Some choices: eggs, quiche, yogurt, well cooked ground meats, deli meats "shaved" (like shredded or "chipped"), soups, applesauce, mashed potatoes (can add cheese - into, not on top), pudding, smoothies (can add whey protein), jello, milkshakes with spoon, fish, various meat hash and pancakes. Enjoy ! chew slowly in a very small circular grinding motion with food on both sides at same time. Gd.Luck.
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends on you: Each individual has their own nutritional needs consistent with their other health and wellness status. There are plently of 'soft/liquid' choices that fulfill those individual needs.
Dr. Arman Roksar
Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Soft foods: You can pretty much eat whatever you want. But it might be easier to eat soft foods. Over time you will learn to eat with the temporary dentues.
Dr. Kristin Outlan
Dentistry 28 years experience
Include Fresh Juices: Many soft food choices are nutritionally sound. Most cannot match the vitamins and minerals found in fresh veggies and some fruits. These can be a challenge right after surgery and while adapting to new dentures. I suggest taking advantage of the popular trend of drinking green juices. Adding apple and carrot can make them more palatable. They are nutrient dense and can support tissue healing.

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