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Dental issues and eating healthy--how do I make it work?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

So I had a bicycle accident as a kid and broke my jaw and knocked most of my front tooth out. emoticon

So now I'm paying the price. In December, my TMJ started acting up and my jaw went out of alignment, putting too much pressure on my front crown and it came off. I ended up getting what was left of the tooth pulled and am in the process of getting a bridge. (Talk about feeling old--I always associated a bridge with little old ladies playing cards!) emoticon

Anyway, the temporary bridge keeps falling out. I need to eat only soft foods that don't put ANY pressure on my front or incisor teeth.

Any suggestions for healthy food that I don't have to bite into with the front teeth?

I'm hungry!! emoticon

Thanks!!
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MYJOURNEYTOME 3/1/2011 2:44PM

    No shame for cryin about mouth pain!! Thanks--I'm not really a shake person (tried them but don't have a big sweet tooth), but am really liking the mashed potatoes and veggies idea! Been eating lots of scrambled eggs.

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NEWANDIMPROVED 2/24/2011 1:45PM

    Slim fast shakes are pretty good and they have a high protein one that make me feel full longer. Mashed potatoes and steamed veggies are pretty soft Good Luck! I had lock jaw once from a tooth infection and couldn't open my mouth for two weeks.........I'm female for cryin' in the night it almost killed me!!!

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MYJOURNEYTOME 2/17/2011 3:21PM

    THANKS!!

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PLSOCK 2/17/2011 1:38PM

    I'd go for scrambled eggs, weight watchers oatmeal, soup of any kind, or fruit smoothies with protein powder. Good luck to you :)

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