Diet Dos after Oral Surgery

If you’re having oral surgery, the recovery process is as important as the procedure. Luckily, affordable dental care experts recommend which foods and drinks to choose to speed along your recovery.

Lean toward Lean Protein

Did you know that proteins are essential to your body’s healthy function? That’s why oral surgeons recommend that you pack in plenty of protein after oral surgery to help you heal much faster. There are numerous protein sources, but affordable dental care experts advise choosing proteins that are low in fat, salt, sugar, and preservatives. And if you’re concerned about the cost of lean meats, consider some vegetarian protein sources as an affordable dental care option. And after oral surgery, your dentist in Virginia may also recommend staying away from spices and softening firm meats in the blender to avoid disrupting healing. Using these guidelines, these are the top lean proteins to eat after oral surgery:

  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Lean beef
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Tofu
  • Beans
  • Nut butters

Get a Dose of Dairy

Oral surgeons have long considered dairy foods to be the best foods for dental healing and health. That’s because dairy foods have calcium, vitamins, and minerals that build strong teeth and bones. And studies continue to show how dairy foods contribute to strong, healthy teeth. While numerous dairy foods are considered to be soft foods, oral surgeons agree that these are the best after oral surgery:

  • Skim milk
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Non-fat, low-fat, and unsweetened yogurts
  • Yogurt-based smoothies

Sip Smarter Drinks

After oral surgery, its important to keep your fluid levels high to help you heal properly, avoid dehydration, keep your mouth moist, and wash away food particles and plaque that can cause dental damage. But you need to choose the right types of liquids. To promote dental health and healing after oral surgery, your dentist in Virginia would advise that you pick the following drinks first:

  • Water
  • Vegetable juices
  • Fruit juices diluted with water to lower sugar
  • Caffeine-free tea

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