Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations
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Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

Dental implants can make a smile look fabulous – I know I have them. However, if you are just thinking about getting them, you may have a lot of questions. You may be wondering how smoking affects implants, whether or not wine will stain them, if they can be whitened or other concerns. I also know from experience that it can be intimidating to ask some of these questions to your dentist. In my dental implant blog, I am going to answer the questions that can be hard to ask. I hope you find the info you need in this blog and that it guides you to the right decision about dental implants. Thanks for reading!

Dental Implants: Stains, Whitenings and Other Considerations

5 Foods to Enjoy When Recovering From Dental Implant Surgery

Isobel Berry

For people with missing teeth, dental implants are a great option for restoring a beautiful smile. However, recovering from dental implant surgery can be a tricky time, as your gums may be too sore to allow you to chew food properly. Here are five foods that you can enjoy while you wait for the implant site to heal.

1. Smoothies

Packed with vitamins and flavor, a fresh fruit smoothie is always a treat. When you're recovering from dental implant surgery, smoothies are an especially good option, as they don't require any chewing. Blend your favorite fruits with some milk or yogurt to create a thick, luxurious smoothie that is packed with vitamins, calcium and protein.

2. Soups

Warm, satisfying and deeply comforting, homemade soup could help you feel a lot better following your implant surgery. Boil vegetables, lentils and herbs together in a saucepan until they are soft and then blend them to create a smooth texture. Remember to let the soup cool to a comfortable temperature to avoid burning your already sore mouth.

3. Overnight Oats

Oats are packed with fiber, which can be lacking in a typical soft foods diet. Soften oats by soaking them in milk and Greek yogurt overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, you'll have a cool, creamy and soothing breakfast to enjoy. If basic overnight oats aren't exciting enough to get you out of bed, try adding some cinnamon, honey, blueberries or grated apple.

4. Scrambled Eggs

Eggs are a fantastic alternative to meat during recovery from oral surgery. Scrambled eggs are soft, requiring little to no chewing, as well as being delicious. Begin by whisking eggs with milk and then add a pinch of salt and some black pepper. Melt butter in a frying pan and cook the eggs in it, stirring continuously to prevent them from sticking.

5. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a favorite with many children, but they're also a good option if you're an adult recovering from having dental implants fitted. Simply boil potatoes until they're very soft and then drain and mash them using a potato masher. Add some butter and milk to create an extra creamy consistency that is gentle on your gums.

As well as eating soft foods, you should also drink plenty of water to stay hydrated while recovering from dental implant surgery. Remember to follow any instructions given by your dentist to speed up your recovery.