When Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull’s patients get mouth sores, we advise them to evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. By following these tips, you too can avoid the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing.
- Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat baby food – plenty of adult dishes fit the bill:
- Keep your meals bland for a while. We know it’s no fun, but watch out for overly spicy, tart, salty or acidic foods while you have a mouth sore.
- Also, keep it cool. Eat only food that is at room temperature or is served chilled.
- Use a straw so that whatever you are drinking can bypass the mouth sore altogether.
- Try to moisten dry foods. This can be done by adding sauces, dressings, and gravy to your meals.
We hope that these suggestions will help you the next time you suffer from a mouth sore. If you are looking for a dentist in the Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker or Rockford, MI area, consider our practice, Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry. We have been serving Comstock Park since 1974. Call us at 616-827-7019 to schedule an examination and consultation. We offer a complete menu of general and cosmetic dental procedures including:
You can also visit us on the web at http://www.greatmismiles.com/.
Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/nutrition-concerns/, accessed on Feb. 21, 2013