In this post from Alaska Premier Dental Group, we take a look at mouth sores. They’re irritating and can hurt, but they happen.
When our patients say they’ve got 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.
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. It’s boring, but watch out for overly spicy, tart, salty or acidic foods while you have a mouth sore.
3. Also, keep it cool. Only eat foods served at room temperature or chilled.
4. Use a straw so that whatever you are drinking can forgo the mouth sore altogether.
5. Try to moisten dry foods. You can add sauces, dressings, and gravies to your meals.
Mouth sores aren’t any fun, but they happen now and then. We hope that these suggestions will help you the next time you suffer from a mouth sore.
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