In the days after a dental implant, you need to be careful with your food selection. You don’t want to put too much pressure on the implant while the surrounding gums are still healing. We recommend a soft foods diet after a new dental implant.
Soft Foods Diet for a New Dental Implant
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Even so, there’s no need to deprive yourself of your favorite foods if you get a new dental implant a few days before Thanksgiving. You should, however, make a few different food selections or prepare foods differently than you normally would.
As suggested in its name, a soft food diet entails foods that are soft and easy on the teeth. This usually includes foods that are partially liquefied.
Here is a list of foods that you can consume. Most of these are foods that can be served for a Thanksgiving dinner.
- Moist, tenderized turkey slices
- Mash potatoes with gravy
- Soup with soft vegetables
- Macaroni and cheese
- Wheat bread rolls
- Jelly made from whole cranberries
- Steamed vegetables with hummus dip
For the most part, you can still eat what you normally would, as long as you stick to another variation of the food. Some examples are peanut butter in place of nuts, apple sauce in place of an apple, and melted cheese in place of a solid cheese block.
Our advice this Thanksgiving is to enjoy your meal. Just use common sense to distinguish foods that may place unnecessary pressure on your implant.
Make an Appointment this Holiday
Don’t hold off on a dental implant because it’s the holidays. Contact 1895 Dental Implants so we can match you with one of our participating dentists. Eating a soft foods diet for a new dental implant helps with the healing without having to deprive yourself of your favorite foods.
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