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Here's How You Can Make Eating More Comfortable After Getting Dental Implants

by Andre Daniels

While it can be tempting to skip meals while recovering after dental implant surgery, those skipped meals could actually delay the recovery process when all is said and done. It's so important to eat after dental implant surgery because your body needs the nutrients to help repair and rebuild itself as it heals from surgery. Here is what you can do to make eating more comfortable after implant surgery so you can ensure that you're getting the nutrients you need:

Make Lots of Smoothies

One great way to make sure that you're getting the nutrients you need without suffering pain during meals is to replace the meals you'd normally eat with smoothies. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can expect a good smoothie to fill you up and keep you satisfied until your next meal.

You can pack your smoothies full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and even protein powders to create your own unique recipes that meet your nutritional needs and taste buds expectations. Blend a big batch in the morning so you can enjoy it all day long. You can also freeze your smoothies to create healthy frozen desserts to enjoy instead of or after dinner. The options are virtually limitless!

Sip on Infused Water

You can also get some nutrients into your body even when you don't feel like eating anything by sipping on some infused water throughout the day. While the water won't fill you up like real food, it will keep you hydrated which should help you more easily recover from dental implant surgery.

And it will help keep you satisfied until you are ready to eat a real meal. You can infuse water by putting a bunch of mint leaves, lemon slices, berries, or even pieces of melon into a pitcher then filling the pitcher up with water. Let the pitcher of water sit in your fridge for at least 24 hours, and you'll be left with a refreshing drink that's nutritious and invigorating.

Blend Your Soups

It can be tough to enjoy steak, chicken, and other tough foods you might be used to eating for dinner right after having dental implant surgery. But you can still enjoy a hot meal with the rest of your family by cooking up some soup and blending it to make it smooth. Just through some of your favorite vegetables and some stock into a large pot and let the ingredients simmer for a couple of hours.

Then let the soup cool down and blend it with a traditional blender or food processor until smooth. You can enjoy every morsel without ever having to chew. Consider adding mushrooms or tofu to your soup for some texture and added protein.