Soft Food Tips After Dental Implant Surgery

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Soft Food Tips After Dental Implant Surgery

Preparing for dental implant surgery can be exciting when you think about how your life will change after your mouth heals. You will be able to smile again, feel good about developing relationships with others, and most of all, you will be able to eat all the foods you had to miss out on when you had missing and broken teeth. While there is much to look forward to, like any procedure, there is a recovery period to get better.

Typically, you can expect to allow your body to heal anywhere between four and six months. During this time, caring for your healing mouth by eating softer foods can help. While this still may seem too limited, there are actually many tasty and healthful soft foods that you can eat while you are recovering from your surgery.

Tasty Soft Food Recommendations After Your Dental Implant Surgery

If you reside in the greater San Diego area and would like to learn more about if dental implants would work for your missing teeth, the dental implant specialist at McBride Dental can help. Dental implants can completely restore your smile and help you regain functionality again.

For patients who have recently had dental implant surgery in San Diego, the following tips can help when it comes time to eat. 

Food Preparation Tips

Soft Food Tips after Dental Implant Surgery

  • Cutting up food to make the texture finer can also make chewing easier. Food processors do a great job at this and you can process as much as you need based on your preferences.
  • Smoothies, shakes, and other blended drinks can provide significant nutrition in an easily digestible and smooth format perfect after dental implant surgery.
  • Steam and mash foods make for a more velvety texture that is easy to eat.
  • Slow-cooked foods can make food become “fall-apart” soft so that what you eat is more likely to melt in your mouth, requiring little chewing.

Best Food Choices

  • Different types of pasta can be made in a variety of tasty ways, but initially, you may want to avoid red sauces that are highly acidic.
  • Potatoes should have the skins removed which are harder to chew. Sweet potatoes are an excellent choice for a healthy meal so simple to eat.
  • Vegetables are another nutritious option, but only when they are boiled or steamed. They are too hard to eat when they are raw.
  • Rice pairs very well with meats, veggies, and non-meat options like tofu.
  • Scrambled eggs are full of protein and can be decadent if you know how to make them properly. 
  • Pureed stews and soups can warm your body up and provide extra comfort while you are on the mend.
  • Hot cereals can fill you up and get you ready for your day.
  • If you take off the skin, different forms of fish provide heart-healthy benefits.
  • Cooked beans can be mashed with added toppings like sour cream or melted cheese.

Make an Appointment Today with a San Marcos Dental Implant Specialist

There are many ways to cook food and several types of foods that will serve you well while you are recovering from your dental implant surgery. To discuss how dental implants can restore your smile, you can schedule an appointment today with the San Marcos dentist at McBride Dental by calling (760) 471-1003. 

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