What Foods Can You Eat After Getting Dental Implants?
Precautions after dental implant
Foods to Eat Immediately After Getting Dental Implants
We recommend drinking smooth cold soups (nothing chunky), broths, smoothies, and juices.
If you choose fruit smoothies or juices, do so sparingly. Fruit may be high in vitamin C (which is good for your gums), but it’s also highly acidic, and too much can damage tooth enamel.
Chewing will be difficult initially and can negatively impact your recovery. That’s why you must stick to liquids.
Second, do not drink your liquids through a straw or water bottle. Doing so requires suction, which can then put pressure on your implant site and disrupt clotting.
Third, all liquids must be cool. Avoid any hot foods or beverages. Soups may be a fantastic post-surgery meal; however, they must be served cold.
Fourth, do not drink alcoholic beverages or smoke.
Fifth, drink lots of water. Staying hydrated is an important part of your recovery. Furthermore, we recommend taking in more fluids after any procedure that uses anesthesia.
Foods to Avoid After Getting Dental Implants or precautions after dental implant.
Now that you know what you can eat (and when), it’s time to look into what you should avoid.
Do not eat the following foods:
- Crunchy foods (chips)
- Chewy foods (gummies, dried fruit)
- Sticky foods (taffy, candy)
- Spicy foods (hot peppers)
You should also avoid consuming large quantities of acidic foods even though, as we mentioned earlier, many acidic foods (like fruits) offer vital vitamin C.
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