We have probably all experienced at some point the need to eat soft food for days (or even weeks) after some type of procedure. Of course, we’re always told to eat Jell-O™, ice cream, milkshakes (without the straw!), broth, etc.
Especially boring if you’re not really an ice cream person!
I’ve been going through a series of dental procedures at Dischinger Orthodontics for awhile. Extraction, fillings, root canals, bone grafts, implants, and on and on. I’ve still got quite a few oh-so-fun visits like these ahead of me and I am so, so, so over trying to find satisfying soft foods. But I better hold myself back a little from gawping at the foods before I end up again on Damon Orthodontics.
If I were 10 years old or maybe a toddler, I might be thrilled about the ice cream diet, but…multiply that age times…well…some, and I really would like to have something real to eat! I’d like to avoid feeling like a toddler at every mealtime. And sometimes–believe it or not–I want something that’s not sweet.
If you are having a tooth pulled, a root canal, a cavity filled, or a dental bone graft (ugh!), I put together a list of soft, kinda grownup foods that I enjoy (or plan to enjoy when it’s mushy-food time again) and I hope you can, too.
I’d recommend pinning or bookmarking this one for your next dental visit!