After any intensive oral procedure, the first question we tend to get is “what can I eat?” While dental implants have earned a reputation for being able to handle any type of food, even chewy and hard ones, they tend to be sensitive directly after their placement. In fact, until your implants are healed, you are going to want to avoid certain foods, as they can harm your mouth or even put the healing ability of your implants at risk. Fortunately, there are still many great meals you can eat while your implants heal that are soft enough for your healing mouth to handle. Today, holistic dentist Dr. Ted Herrmann is blogging from his Miami, FL area office to talk about some of the foods you may want to try while you wait for your mouth to finish healing.
There are many cheeses that are naturally soft enough for your healing mouth to handle. Cheeses such as brie and manchego can make for a good treat during this recovery period. You can also choose to eat the harder cheeses so long as you are sure to melt them before you eat them.
Yogurt is a great meal choice when you are waiting for your dental implants to heal. It tends to be one of the go-to meals after oral surgery on account of it being soft and creamy enough to be consumed without harming your healing mouth. Another reason our patients like yogurt is the fact that it comes in many different flavors, making it easy to find one that fits your tastes.
Not only are eggs a great source of protein, but, when cooked, they are naturally soft enough for your healing mouth to handle. Eggs can also be made in a variety of different ways, making it easy to keep them feeling fresh and new.
Soup is another go-to meal after any kind of oral surgery. Soup tends to be preferred on account of the warmth making patients feel better, in addition to its being naturally soft. And, it comes in many different flavors, guaranteeing that you will find one that you like.
Soft grains like cooked oatmeal, oat bran, and cream of wheat are all soft enough for your mouth to handle while it heals following dental implant treatment. One great thing about soft grains is the fact that you can add tasty items to them, such as berries, cinnamon, and peanut butter, which can make these meals taste even better.
As you can see, just because you can’t handle the “good stuff” while your mouth heals, doesn’t mean that you are doomed to weeks of less-than-satisfactory meals. There are many foods that are soft enough for your healing mouth to handle that still taste exceptional. If you would like to learn more about which foods you should stick to while your mouth heals, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Ted Herrmann today.
Dr. Theodore Herrmann
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