You can’t wait to show off that Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted. But you’ve got to undergo dental implant surgery first.
Dental implants are an excellent alternative to bridgework or dentures that may not fit your mouth well. However, dental implant surgery is — well — surgery. So, you need to take the procedure seriously.
What you eat after dental implant surgery can make or break your overall experience. Here’s a rundown of five foods to eat after dental implant surgery, as they will accelerate your healing.
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When you’re on a diet featuring soft foods, consuming meat can be challenging. Still, you need protein for optimal health. That’s where eggs come in.
Eggs will remain soft no matter which method you use to cook them. Omelets and scrambled eggs can be excellent nutrient-packed meals following implant surgery — especially if you mix healthy items such as cheese, vegetables, and milk into your eggs.
Besides eggs, you can also get healthy amounts of protein through beans or fish, which can be mixed with vegetables and rice for a full meal. You can even chomp on the bite-sized meat cubes present in stews or soups.
“Pass the cheese, please.” Get used to saying this after your implant surgery, as cheese — like many other dairy products — is inherently soft.
Specifically, select soft cheeses, such as Brie, or you can melt harder cheeses and incorporate them into your meals.
3. Fruits And Veggies
You can’t go wrong with fruits and veggies following your implant surgery.
After all, several fruits are naturally soft. Even those that aren’t can be placed in a food processor or blender to soften them.
Some of the best fruits to choose include ripe peaches, berries, and pears. You can even go with applesauce and canned fruits as easy alternatives.
Although many vegetables are hard, you can soften them simply by boiling or steaming them. You could even mash several types of veggies together — such as zucchini, cauliflower, pumpkin, and potato — for a delicious veggie medley.
4. Cooked Cereal
For another soft-food option following implant surgery, why not try cooked cereal?
Cereals such as cream of wheat, oatmeal and oat bran can’t be beat following oral surgery. They are very soft when cooked completely.
In addition, you can easily add vanilla, berries or cinnamon to your cereal for extra flavor.
Grits, rice, and noodles are additional soft grains that may be wise to incorporate into your post-surgery diet as you heal.
5. Soft Sweets
After undergoing surgery, you deserve to treat yourself a little, right? If you need to indulge, try soft sweets that won’t disrupt your implant’s healing process.
Sweet breads, such as cupcakes, donuts, and muffins, are excellent choices. So are sweet pies, such as pumpkin pie or key lime pie.
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