For those who received or plan on getting dental implants, you may have a few questions or concerns regarding post procedural oral care. What can I eat? How do I keep my mouth clean without irritating my gums? These are just a couple questions that may arise when it comes to dental implants, but there’s no need to worry.
Dental implants may initially affect your diet and oral hygiene, especially within the first couple weeks following the procedure. While this change might be tough to adjust to, it could actually lead you towards a more healthy lifestyle.
Alternately, if you treat your body poorly and don’t maintain proper oral hygiene, your dental implants could turn out to be a waste. Don’t spoil your investment because you couldn’t keep up with a proper post procedural regimen.
The information below will ensure that your dental implant recovery period goes smoothly and that you’re prepared for dental implants that will last a lifetime.
For the first couple weeks, it is recommended to only eat soft foods while your gums heal from the procedure. Not only will this benefit you throughout your recovery period, it will help ensure your gums and implants are healthy in the long run. Dental implants are an investment, so be sure to take good of care of them.
Below is a list of recommended foods that are not only easy on your gums, but are softer as well:
Following a healthy diet and taking care of your dental implants is the best thing you can do after your surgical procedure. Not only will it help heal your gums quicker, it can help kickstart a healthier lifestyle once your recovery period has passed.
Besides eating softer foods, it’s imperative that you refrain from exerting too much energy, especially in the first couple days. Too much activity can put pressure on your gums and cause swelling, which would only increase the time of recovery.
Follow these methods in the first few days to ensure a speedy and harmless recovery:
There are a number of substances that could get in the way of successful recovery. These substances can damage your gums and deteriorate the quality of your implants.
Some of these substances could also lead to cancer, so just remember that what you put in your mouth has an affect on your overall health:
Limiting the use of these substances will improve your health, minimize your risk of getting cancer, and increase the chance of your implants lasting a lifetime.
At Assure a Smile, we pride ourselves on offering top notch dental care to our clients. If you think dental implants would be a good option for you or have any questions regarding oral care, feel free to contact us and we will do all we can to keep you smiling.
Dr. Theodore Herrmann
9220 SW 72nd Street, Suite 205
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 5PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM