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Have you ever found yourself hungry after visiting a dentist, unsure of what you can and can’t eat? Well, you’re not alone. A lot of people who receive dental treatment aren’t really familiar with the rules.

Most people believe that you should ice cream to help bring the swelling down. While we’re fully aware that the cold treat can be delicious, you can’t possibly eat nothing but dessert for the rest of the day. (No, that isn’t a challenge.) You need to still maintain a healthy balance of different foods that will help facilitate the healing process and give you the sustenance that you need.

To help you make the right food choices after your dental visit, here’s a list of the best foods you should be going for:

1. Fish

Fish is one of the best foods you can ever eat, whether you have recently undergone dental work or not. That is because fish, such as salmon, is packed with oils like omega-3 that is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Additionally, fish is generally soft and easy to eat. This puts less pressure on your teeth that might be particularly sensitive after seeing a dentist.

2. Pancakes

Sometimes, your teeth remain sensitive for days after your dental visit. In that case, pancakes can be a great way to start your mornings. They’re soft, tasty, indulgent, and incredibly easy to prepare.

If you’re looking for something substantial eat for breakfast, but crispy bacon sounds like something your teeth aren’t quite ready for, then pancakes are the perfect solution! Plus, you now have an excuse to have that pancake stack dressed with butter and maple syrup that you have been dreaming about all week.

3. Noodles

Pasta and noodles are great options if you are looking for something more filling and appropriate for lunch or dinner. These dishes are easy to prepare provided you know what al dente means, and you can jazz them up with whatever sauce, toppings, and condiments you like. You could even make a big batch ahead of time and just throw some in a microwave for a quick snack.

4. Potatoes

Potatoes, sweet potatoes included, are packed with all kinds of nutrition that are beneficial to your health. Plus, when cooked in the right way, they are soft and easy to eat!

Opt to make mashed versions and remember to throw in a little butter. That way, you would have barely any chewing to do and still enjoy a filling meal. The butter also has calcium that is great for your teeth, and it will add a ton of flavor to the dish. Just remember to let it cool down a bit before you dig in.

5. Ice cream

Almost everyone loves ice cream, and a visit to the dentist is always a great excuse to indulge in a tub or three!

That said, ice cream is the perfect dessert to have after dental work. This is because the cold helps to soothe pain and minimize any swelling that might be occurring. Plus, it is soft, so you do not have to chew it at all!

6. Eggs

Eggs are one of the best ways to take in protein that helps your body repair itself. In addition to this, there are just so many ways you can cook eggs, making them incredibly versatile so that you’ll never get tired of them.

If you are looking to eat some eggs, have them scrambled, sunny-side up, however else you like them cooked. If you have the culinary skills to do so, make a meringue or some type of custard so you can satisfy your sweet tooth while you’re at it.


All the foods we have recommended are soft, so stick to the pattern and opt for foods that won’t require much chewing. If you are still unsure about what to eat, however, just consult your dentist! They can give you specific advice to ensure that a smooth (and delicious) recovery.

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