Deliciously Soft Foods for Post-Dental Procedures

post-dental-procedures-brooklynThere’s no denying that major dental procedures, especially oral surgery procedures, can be slightly uncomfortable and you may feel discomfort for the next couple of days. It doesn’t help that you’re stuck with a very limited diet! However, you don’t have to rely only on days of mashed potatoes and pudding. Here are some deliciously smooth and soft foods that you can indulge on after your major dental procedure:

  • Green Smoothies – Smoothies are a cool refreshing treat that is easy on your teeth! Make them “green,” by crafting them out of healthy, fresh ingredients such as spinach, melons, apples, and pineapples. This helps to keep them full of the nutrients and vitamins that you may be missing out on over the next few days.
  • Creamy polenta – Missing that rich flavor that you only seem to get from solid foods? Reach for some polenta! This creamy meal will keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Sorbet – Need something sweet? Have a serving of fruity sorbet! You’ll get the sweetness that you’re after, a chill that will sooth your gums, and a bright and refreshing flavor that will help to uplift your mood.
  • Oatmeal – The great thing about oatmeal is that it can be adjusted to fit your taste. Add some canned pumpkin or melt in some peanut butter or maple syrup to take your plain oats up a notch.
  • Fish – if you’re missing the savory aspect of eating, try baking a softer white fish. Fish is easy to swallow, and requires very little chewing, making it a filling meal that is easy on your teeth.

Forgo the plain old jello and mashed potatoes for these fun and healthy swaps! Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to solid foods.