After surgery what should I eat?

Patients that undergo oral surgery ask our dental team the question what should I eat?

Surgery of the teeth and gums cause sore and irritated gums.

Patients are advised to stay away from seeds, nuts, and crunchy snacks that have a tendency to get trapped in the surgical site.

Warm salt water rinses have been recommended for years and continue to soothe sore, healing gums.

For chronic inflammatory responses to treatment, Peridex, active ingredient clorhexidine, is written as a prescription.

Used in dentistry on a regular basis to reduce inflammation are fluoride solutions.

Immaculate oral hygiene also reduces the inflammatory response.

Our diabetic patients are aware their glucose levels should be monitored  regularly.

They are made aware of regular preventative dental care which keeps disease of the oral cavity in check.

Diabetic patients add years to their lives keeping their glucose in a normal range.

Normal glucose levels are desired for optimum health.

Patients ask our dental team what should I eat?

A positive response to this question would be to avoid foods and drinks that cause inflammation.

After surgical procedures avoid fried foods. Make sure your water intake is approximately 1/2 your body weight in ounces.

Clean your blood by adding lemon juice to your drinking water.

Anti-inflammatory foods are also a good idea, strawberries, blue berries and raspberries.

Using cayenne pepper, lemon juice and ginger steeped as a tea, reduce inflammation as well.

Enough can’t be said for techniques that relax you, meditation, yoga, tai chi, massage therapy and exercise all reduce tension and stress.

Take the time to make an appointment for the self for proper balance.

Knowing there is something you can do to improve your health situation is very empowering.

We are more in control of our own concerns actively getting involved in the cure for renewed health.

What some refer to as bad blood has been discussed by the dental community for many years.

Dentists and their teams see first hand the physical impact of sugar on the teeth and breakdown of a patient’s health.

Reduce the consumption of sugar and you start to return a patient back to a healthier position.

One reason we like the gluten free diet, it makes it much harder for patients to obtain sugary unhealthy snacks.

Quick runs to the gas station, corner bodega or traditional grocery store are generally eliminated.

Snacks other than organic fruits and vegetables should be purchased at whole food grocers.

Consider this post when the question comes what should I eat?

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.   http://www.dentist4you.biz

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I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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