You know that whatever you eat directly impacts your health, which also includes the health of your teeth and gums. However, it will also work the opposite too. If you’ve got any dental appliance, like braces, or have had surgery or dental issues or procedures, the health of your teeth and gums will be affected by what you eat. Here are some tips for what you should eat
Braces are delicate, and any foods that are sticky, chewy or hard can easily cause them to break.
- Hard candy
- Chewing gum
- Chewy candy like caramel or gummi bears
- Whole hard fruit like apples and pears and hard, raw veggies like carrots
- Corn on the cob
- Pizza crusts
Any food that you simply got to bite into to eat is major cause for breaking braces. You’ll be able to get pass this by cutting the food, like corn off the cob or rib meat off the bone, or slicing apples and chopping carrots into little, bite-size items. You might additionally experience issues chewing when your braces are tightened, teeth may feel sore. The preliminary few days are the nightmares, thus attempt taking softer foods like those listed below till the soreness passes:
- Soup with soft vegetables or pureed or cream soups
- Soft cheeses, including cottage cheese
- Smoothies and milkshakes
- Pudding and custard
- Mashed potatoes
- Soft-cooked, shredded chicken and meat
- Protein shakes
- Scrambled eggs
- Ripe fruits, such as peaches and nectarines, cut into bite-size pieces
- Soft-cooked rice
- Pasta and noodles
- Peanut butter
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Soft bread
- Mashed bananas
- Cooked veggies
- Canned or cooked fruit
Canker Sores (mouth ulcers):
There is no sure cure for Mouth sores, but you may be able to reduce the frequency you get them by avoiding foods that irritate your mouth. Spicy foods, acidic foods like pickles and citrus fruits can cause irritation. If you have canker sores, help ease discomfort by eating less spicy or spice less foods until your sores heal, such as:
- Low-fat milk and other dairy foods
- Cooked, canned and frozen vegetables
- Mashed potatoes (fortify by mixing in powdered milk to boost nutrition)
- Cooked or canned fruit
- Hot cereals like oatmeal and cream of wheat (make with milk instead of water to boost nutrition)
- Soft cooked and shredded chicken, beef and pork
- Creamy-style peanut butter
- Pudding and custard
- Scrambled or fried eggs
If you get mouth sores, try these tips to make eating easier and speed healing:
- Choose cool or room temperature foods.
- Blend and moisten dry or solid foods.
- Drink through a straw to bypass mouth sores.
- Eat high protein, high calorie foods to speed up healing time. For example, add protein powder to milk shakes or powdered dry milk to fortify mashed potatoes and soups.
Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. If you have dry mouth, talk to your dentist or doctor. Dry mouth can be a sign of certain diseases or can be caused by certain medications or the result of medical treatments. If you have dry mouth:
- Don’t chew tobacco or drink alcohol
- Drink water regularly—with and between meals
- Avoid drinks that contain caffeine such as colas, coffee and tea since it can dry out your mouth
- Chew sugarless gum or suck on sugarless candy to stimulate saliva flow
- Avoid spicy or salty foods if they cause pain in your mouth
- Moisten dry foods with soup, gravy, butter or margarine, or sauce. Dip or soak your food in what you’re drinking.
Oral Surgeries and Implants:
After any oral surgery procedure like an extraction or an impacted tooth removal or maybe an implant placement, there will be a lot of dietary modifications and restrictions as well. Then your nutrition and dietary desires depends on factors as well as your nutritional status before your procedure, the extent of your procedure, how much impact there’s on oral operate and the way long your recovery is anticipated to last. A liquid or soft foods diet is also needed for some days or longer, till your mouth heals. opt for nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy farm foods and lean meats, eggs and beans whenever attainable since they supply vitamins, minerals and nutrients required for healing, as well as zinc, protein, and vitamins A and C.
Chewing problems may be caused by tooth loss, gum disease, cavities and ill-fitting dentures, so your first step should be a visit to your dentist to help determine the cause of your problem. Meanwhile, eating soft foods can you help maintain your nutrients until you can see your dentist?
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