What Foods Can I Eat After Full Mouth Rejuvenation?

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Do you want a healthier and better-looking smile? The dental treatments provided during full mouth reconstruction may improve the function and cosmetic appeal of your teeth and gums.

Anyone considering restorative dentistry may have questions about what to expect and how to prepare for recovery. One common question we get from patients at My Dentist in Plano is about food. Soft foods after dental work are essential to recovery, but which foods are best?

Today, Dr. Darren K. Dickson will review the dos and don'ts of eating after full mouth reconstruction. We also provide tips on making the transition back to your regular diet as smooth as possible in Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Dallas, Farmers Branch, or McKinney, TX.

What happens during full mouth reconstruction?

Dr. Dickson may recommend treatments to correct bite problems, worn-out teeth, misshapen teeth, and discoloration during full mouth reconstruction. The process could take a few weeks or months, depending on the condition of your teeth and how many procedures are necessary. My Dentist in Plano will create a course of action based on your needs and goals.

While we work hard to ensure your comfort, patients should still expect side effects, like pain and swelling, after undergoing restorative dentistry treatments. Our staff will provide recovery instructions, so you know what to expect. One of the most important points is eating soft foods after dental work, and we can help you eat without experiencing discomfort or pain.

What can I eat after full mouth rejuvenation?

We want you to maintain a healthy diet after full mouth reconstruction, but some meals may cause discomfort or increase your risk of complications after a procedure. We recommend sticking to the following list until our dental team gives you the go-ahead in Richardson, Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, and Farmers Branch:

  • Broths or soups that don't contain chunks of meat or raw vegetables

  • Soft, bland foods. like potatoes and well-cooked pasta

  • Smoothies and milkshakes made with yogurt

  • Ice pops that don't contain chunks of chocolate or fruit

  • Applesauce and other easily swallowed items

  • Soft fruits, like bananas

What foods should I avoid after full mouth reconstruction?

We highly recommend you avoid sticky, chewy, and hard foods until you have been cleared by Dr. Dickson or a trained member of our team. We can let you know when it's okay to slowly add them back into your diet. Because each patient is different, we may make adjustments on a case-by-case basis if more time is needed for recovery.

The following list includes items that are not recommended during the initial stages of your full mouth rejuvenation:

  • Meat (especially if it's tough or hard to chew)

  • Raw vegetables and fruits

  • Popcorn, nuts, granola bars, or foods that tend to get stuck between teeth

  • Chewy foods, like caramel or taffy

  • Crunchy foods, like chips or pretzels

  • Ice cubes and ice chips

  • Gum

How else can I prepare for full mouth reconstruction?

Following our recommendations will help you avoid most complications and speed up recovery. My Dentist in Plano can also provide advice for keeping your teeth and gums clean and free from decay. Remember to clean your mouth daily as instructed, attend all follow-up appointments, and call our office if you have any questions or concerns.

Eat well after dental treatment

Eating soft foods after dental work is the best way to recover from full mouth rejuvenation. Because every smile is unique, My Dentist in Plano can determine the best course of action to complete your treatment comfortably. Learn how we help you reach your smile goals by meeting with Dr. Darren K. Dickson in Plano, TX. Our restorative dentistry team is eager to assist you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.