Hi, I’m Dr. Allan Acton. When my patients get mouth sores, I advise them to evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. By following these tips, you can avoid the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing.
1. Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat baby food – plenty of adult dishes fit the bill:
- cream soups
- hot cereal
- mashed potatoes
2. Keep your meals bland for a while. I know it’s no fun, but watch out for overly spicy, tart, salty or acidic foods while you have a mouth sore.
3. Also, keep it cool. Eat only food that is at room temperature or is served chilled.
4. Use a straw so that whatever you are drinking can bypass the mouth sore altogether.
5. Try to moisten dry foods. This can be done by adding sauces, dressings, and gravies to your meals.
I 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 Raleigh area, consider my practice, Cary Family Dental. Call us at 919-371-4428 to schedule an examination and consultation. We offer a complete menu of general and cosmetic dental procedures.
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/nutrition-concerns/, accessed on February 21, 2013
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