If you're planning to have oral surgery in the future, such as a tooth extraction, don't make the mistake of not thinking about your meals until after the surgery. There will be restrictions to what you can eat, limiting your diet to softer foods in those days immediately following the surgery. If your morning breakfast staples are things that are hard and crunchy, like an apple, you'll need to switch up your diet with these foods.
Oatmeal is a great breakfast option to have on hand because it is very soft. Try selecting oatmeal that has pieces that are fairly small, but know that you can put oatmeal into your food processor to make the pieces smaller if necessary. It will help to soak the oatmeal for a long time before you eat it, since it makes it even softer on your teeth and gums.
Yogurt will work wonders because it is very cool, which will feel nice against any sores in your mouth from the surgery. There are also many flavor varieties for you to pick from, which will help mix up the flavors and keep it tasting good while you are on a soft food diet.
You can also take the individual tubes of yogurt and throw them in the freezer. They will make a nice frozen yogurt stick that you can eat slowly.
You can't go wrong with a real fruit smoothie for breakfast. It's incredibly easy to make a smoothie in the blender by throwing together your favorite fruits. You can add protein to the smoothie by using peanut butter or peanut butter powder. This may be helpful because you can't eat tough meat to get that protein you usually get.
While a smoothie doesn't require chewing, you will want to avoid using a straw if your dentist recommends so. Sucking on a straw can put unnecessary pressure in your mouth.
Eggs are another great source of protein that you can get into your diet at the beginning of the day. Scrambled eggs with some melted cheese on them can have a lot of flavor and will work well with that soft food diet you are on.
If you need help thinking of other foods that will work well for your diet after oral surgery, ask your dentist. They will let you know which foods will be safe to eat and won't cause problems with the surgical site in your mouth.Share
28 February 2017
I have always brushed and flossed my teeth daily, but I still had the occasional cavity when I visited the dentist for a check-up. He told me it was normal to have a cavity on occasion and that I shouldn't let it stress me out too much. Well, I am not one to just accept any problem I am having, so I started looking into how to improve my oral hygiene even more. I had always thought mouthwash was just to improve your breath, but I found some that said they helped keep cavities away. I started using one every day before bed. I haven't had a cavity in two years now, and I think the mouth rinse is the reason! I created this blog to remind other people that even if they brush and floss regularly, they can always find ways to take even better care of their teeth.