What (and How) to Eat When You’re Having Dental Issues

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Dr Sandhu of Rainbow Dental Center Surrey – a leading family and emergency dental clinic in Surrey-BC. Shares her list of what to and How to eat during dental issues and in that series. Let’s talk about

Oral Surgery and Implants

As we know your nutrition and dietary needs following oral surgery or getting implants depends on factors including your nutritional status prior to your procedure, the extent of your procedure, how much impact there is on oral function and how long your recovery is expected to last. A liquid or soft foods diet may be required for a few days or longer, until your mouth heals. Opt for nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy foods and lean meats, eggs and beans whenever possible since they provide vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for healing, including zinc, protein, and vitamins A and C.

Try these foods:

  1. Scrambled eggs
  2. Oatmeal or cream of wheat (make with milk instead of water to boost nutrition)
  3. Soup with soft vegetables or pureed or cream soups
  4. Soft cheeses, including cottage cheese
  5. Smoothies and milkshakes
  6. Pudding and custard
  7. Meatloaf
  8. Mashed potatoes (fortify by mixing in powdered milk to boost nutrition
  9. Sorbet and frozen yogurt
  10. Tortillas (soften by microwaving or steaming)
  11. Yogurt
  12. Soft-cooked, shredded chicken and meat
  13. Protein shakes
  14. Tofu
  15. Ripe fruits, cut into pieces like peaches and nectarines
  16. Couscous, quinoa, bulgur, soft-cooked rice
  17. Pasta and noodles
  18. Polenta
  19. Baked apples
  20. Peanut butter
  21. Chicken or tuna salad
  22. Refried or mashed canned beans
  23. Avocado
  24. Applesauce
  25. Macaroni and cheese
  26. Pancakes
  27. Soft bread
  28. Saltines and matzoh
  29. Mashed bananas
  30. Cooked veggies, like carrots, squash, green beans, spinach and other greens