After I got my temporaries I trawled the internet for information about what I could/couldn’t eat using searches in google such ‘What can I eat with temporary veneers’. I found very few sources and sparse advice, so I thought I would collate everything together in one place.
- Avoid smoking
- Red meat is very difficult to chew. The repetative grinding motion is not great with temporary teeth and will make your mouth ache
- Crusty bread is a no go. Anything where you need to use your teeth to tear food is practically impossible while wearing temporaries as they feel (and are) fragile
- Avoid anything crunchy ie nuts and seeds. Putting pressure on your temporary teeth will only cause you pain later
- Avoid dark food as your temporary teeth are vulnerable to staining. Avoid the following:
Berries/ dark fruits/ fruity sauces/jams
Any sauces/ food containing tomatoes
Any food containing colouring
As you can see, this doesn’t leave you with an awful lot! If you stick to the basic rules of eating soft things that are white/ cream/ yellow you will be fine. It does get pretty boring by day 4 though.
For the first 5 days I lived on:
- Chicken – cut up very small
- Pasta – well cooked
- Srambled egg
- Mash potato
- Chicken soup
- Drank: orange flavoured soft drinks/ squash
By day 7 I had branched out to:
- Bananas (cut up)
- White fish
- Sausages (cut up)
- Prawn sandwich on soft brown bread – crusts are a definite no go!
CHOCOLATE: After about a week I sucked some galaxy minstrels to no obvious detriment. The thought of 2 weeks without chocolate was too much to bear, so I took the risk. Actually chompsing on chocolate would be difficult and would likely get in the tops of the veneers between your gums and would look pretty unattractive. Suck a chocolate button or minstrel if you can’t face going without chocolate. The new Galaxy counters are perfect.