My family's dental health is important to me. Unfortunately for me, it is not as important to my little ones. Getting my kids to brush and floss on a daily basis is almost like taking on an obstacle course. I talked to my family's dentist about different methods I could try to encourage them to brush and floss on a regular basis. Some of the tricks worked, some did not. After some experimentation and talking to other parents, I was able to come up with a lot of great tips for helping kids care for their teeth. I started this blog to help other parents get creative when it comes to their kids and dental care.
A successful dental implant is reliant upon much more than a good dentist. In fact, much of how well you heal after implant surgery is up to you. Your dentist (such as one found through http://www.yourhealthygums.com) probably recommended that you quit smoking and he/she probably advised you to rest quite a bit during recovery. But perhaps one of the most important factors in how well you heal is what you eat.
Why Food Matters
A dental implant is placed directly into the jaw, meaning the implant must fuse with the bone tissue. This process is called osseointegration and can take several months. Osseointegration is important because it ensures the implant is stable and well supported. During the healing months, any extra stress on the implant can hurt its integration or make the implant loose. Because of this, it is important to avoid any food that can disrupt the healing process and cause your implant to fail.
Which Foods To Avoid
You know now that you should avoid any foods that could cause your implant extra stress, but what kind of foods are those exactly?
What You Can Eat
It probably seems like there is a lot you shouldn't eat, but don't worry. There are still many delicious things you can eat as you heal.
Getting a dental implant takes a little forethought and planning. Have easy-to-eat foods in your home before you have the procedure done so your recovery will go as smoothly as possible.