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Watch What You Eat: 6 Things You Should Know When Eating with Dental Implants

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Finally, you decided to get dental implants. Congratulations! You didn’t only get your sparkling smile back, you also regain the ability to chew your food and eat properly.

But before you dig in and grab your spoon and fork, there are things you need to know when eating with your newly installed implants. Here are some of them:

#1: Don’t forget to brush after every meal

You might have heard this from your mom a thousand times while growing up. Well, guess what? This rule still applies to dental implants. No matter how you say it, it all goes down to one simple thing: ORAL HYGIENE IS IMPORTANT.

Keep a habit of brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal. By doing so, you will prevent plaque and deposit build-ups on your implants.

 

#2: Be gentle with your implants

If you want long-lasting implants, learn how to take care of it properly. Be gentle when chewing food and always maintain good oral health.

Take note of your doctor’s reminders. During recovery, you will be required to change your diet. Try your best to follow your diet plan and eat food that doesn’t require much chewing. This will give your jaw a rest after the surgery.

 

#3: Stick to soft and pureed food

Keep yourself nourished and hydrated while recovering. Initially, you can only eat soft and easy-to-chew food as you need to rest your mouth and jaw after the procedure. Never skip meals, but stick to soft and pureed food like soup, ice cream, and yoghurt.

Love fruits? Peaches, melons, and bananas are also great choices.

 

#4: Avoid using straws

Though it’s best to eat liquid food during recovery, you need to stay away from using straws. Using straw after surgery can be harmful as it creates a vacuum in your mouth and thus, putting a lot of strain on your healing implants.

 

#5: Avoid eating hot food or drink

After your surgery, you should avoid drinking hot drinks like coffee, hot chocolate, and milk. It hinders the surgery process and can cause inflammation. Make sure you eat or drink temperate food.

 

#6: Say no-no to alcohol

Well, at least for the first few days. See, drinking alcohol can stop your blood clotting ability – which slows down your recovery and can cause potential bleeding.

You also need to know that your prescribed medications aka analgesics and antibiotics don’t go well with alcohol. So stay away from it while you are still recovering.

 

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posted on:- 26-01-2018
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