The dental soft food diet is meant for those who’ve recently undergone oral surgery or suffered from oral problems that require the need to eat foods that are soft and easy to chew on. Learn about which foods can be eaten, and how the diet should be planned out to help those with oral troubles…
The dental soft food diet is made for people who’ve recently undergone mouth surgery that still need to heal from its aftereffects to avoid an infection or problem from taking place. Teeth are sensitive and cannot be put under strain especially if the mouth cavity has suffered from an infection or disease that needs one to now be careful. To be able to restore one’s ability to go back to normal eating habits, it is important to first make sure that they eat foods that are soft and easy to munch on, without too much effort gone into breaking it down in the mouth. Even for those who are aged and have sensitive teeth, or who’ve recently got work done in the oral cavity, can take advantage of this gentle diet.
Dental Soft Food Diet Plan
To make the most out of the diet plan, I’ve put together an outline of a diet routine that you can follow and help yourself to when taking care of your teeth and mouth.
- Start the day with a warm glass of milk or a cup of Joe.
- Oatmeal coupled with fruits of your choice that are soft in nature like ripe berries or bananas.
- Small bowl of fruit with non fat cream dressing – include watermelon, ripe muskmelon, mangoes, oranges and grapes as your prime ensemble sources.
- You can alternate the fruit bowl and oatmeal with two boiled eggs or go with an omelet coupled with mushrooms, bell peppers and cream cheese.
- Use meats that are soft to chew on like chicken, turkey and seafood. You can put together a meat based salad using lettuce, cherry tomatoes, seedless olives, herbs, spices (avoid anything spicy), softened broccoli and carrot (softened as well). Avoid eating raw vegetables or tough meaty foods like beef, pork and goat meat.
- Avoid nuts and hard snacks like bread and biscuits. Instead opt for munchies like fruits or fruit based yogurt or sandwiches with soft ingredients again.
- End your day with a glass of lukewarm green / black tea.
- Make a vegetable or chicken broth, using fresh ingredients and soft add-ons. Be careful of bones and discard the hard portions of a vegetable.
What to Eat and What Not to Eat
It is important to keep in mind that certain foods are all right to eat, while others pose as a problem. You’ll find here the soft diet food list showing eatables that are okay to ingest while on the diet, and those that need to be stayed away from.
Can be Eaten
- Canned fruits
- Cooked rice / pasta
- Ripe peaches
- Soft cheese
- All kinds of fruit / veggie-based juices
- Soft bread (without hard crust)
- Cooked vegetables
- Ground beef
- Ice cream
- Peanut butter/jelly sandwiches
Cannot be Eaten
- Hard chocolates (opt instead for custards and other soft desserts)
- Hard fruits and those with seeds (apples / unripe pears / guavas)
- Chewy / hard candy
- Raw salads and vegetables
- Corn kernels
The dental soft food diet is similar to the soft mechanical diet, where only certain foods are allowed that are mushy in nature but where the soft diet also makes sure to include gentle-on-the-stomach eats. Be sure to follow this diet for as long as you require it, to help take care of those teeth and avoid problems from escalating, should you find yourself recovering from surgery / a condition. Have a healthy tomorrow.