After even minor trips to the dentist for routine check-ups, you may be instructed to avoid eating to ensure that your treatment is as effective as possible. With more serious procedures, you may be instructed to not eat for a short period of time and then to only eat very soft or liquid foods for up to 7 days following treatment. This standard is important to maintaining the dental implants you’ve just received, as any deviation from the soft food diet could result in a malfunctioning implant.
You’ve probably heard that “sugar is bad for you” lecture more than once in your lifetime. Whether from your parents, your doctor, or your dentist, there’s a number of reasons that staying away from sugar can benefit your overall health. However, if you crave sweets and love your sugary treats, it is difficult and unrealistic to expect someone to cut it out from their diet entirely and for the rest of their life. The good news is that there are natural substitutes for sugar, which can help quench any sugar cravings.