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Old 11-02-2007, 07:24 AM   #1
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ISO Soft foods for no teeth?

DH has to get almost all his teeth pulled and get dentures ASAP. Dec 7th he is getting the majority of them out. He has to heal for 6 weeks before they'll pull the front teeth and give him dentures.

So, during thisi 6 weeks, I need ideas for soft foods for him. He likes FLAVOR. He puts "sauce" on everything...ranch dressing, salsa ranch, BBQ, sweet and sour, etc. Nothing goes naked in this house.

Any suggestions, other than the normal eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, mashed potatoes, etc?

I need to find a way for him to eat meat with only his front teeth...

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Old 11-02-2007, 07:34 AM   #2
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Your poor DH! Not a pleasant time for him, and no doubt for yourself either.

Fish is an easy meal to prepare and easy to eat, esp if you choose the more delicate fishes. When I had impacted wisdom teeth and then compounded the problem by getting oral thrush (!), I had a lot of things with canned tuna, and smoked cod. These days I would probably also include some oysters in the shell! Or scallops. Mince should be pretty easy as well as the bits of meat aren't very large.

How about lamb shanks, the meat just falls of the bone when cooked well? Any meat that is slow roasted or casseroled and well cut into small enough portions should not require much chewing. In hospital they just puree the guts out of every thing. Or just give you soup.

Good luck!
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:54 AM   #3
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Teeth can play an important role in detecting fish bones so fish may not be a good idea. I've known people without teeth to live into the high nineties who's staple was bean and pea soups. Well cooked sauerkrat, chili and creamed or cheese sauce cauliflower dishes might also work.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:03 AM   #4
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How about chicken salad, minced very finely?
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:23 AM   #5
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Pasta and Rice dishes should be fine also :)
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:39 AM   #6
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Mashed potatoes with lamb, beef, turkey, etc gravy. Potato leek soup, pureed butternut squash, pureed sweet potatoes, pureed turnips, chopped spinach, swiss chard or kale? Chocolate pudding made from scratch with Penzeys cocoa.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:12 AM   #7
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When my dad had his teeth pulled, he drank a lot of milkshakes. When your DH's gums start to heal a little, he should be able to eat dishes with crumbled ground meat, or any tender meat that is cut up finely. You'd be surprised how much one can chew with the gums.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:18 AM   #8
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You should be able to put just about anything he likes in the food processor and mince it up very fine, no?

Won't look that great but it'll have the taste he likes.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:52 PM   #9
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Soft scrambled eggs....grits.....cream of wheat.....oatmeal.....bread pudding....
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:54 PM   #10
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I agree with Jen, go with a food processor or blender.
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