Five Soft Recipes That Are Gentle On Teeth Post Surgery

By Dr Anthony Hua
We all know it’s important to eat healthily and maintain a varied, balanced diet. But what if you’re recovering from a dental procedure and have limits on what you can eat?

Don’t worry! You can still enjoy delicious and nutritious meals while in recovery, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipes, or just some quick snack ideas to tide you over until the next meal – we’ve got you covered. Give these five fantastic ideas a try.

1. Smoothies

Smoothies are a go-to recipe for dental surgery recoverees everywhere. They are an especially popular choice because they’re so simple to make and easy to customise with a huge variety of delicious and healthy combinations, with everything from healthy green smoothies to decadent chocolate treats to choose from.

One of our favourite recipes is a banana and coconut smoothie. This is a great-tasting tropical delight for children and adults alike, and it’s super nutritious, too. Make sure to avoid seeds, as these can be damaging to your healing teeth and gums.

2. Soups

If you’re looking for something to warm up on a cold night, soups are another versatile and tasty option that will go down smooth. You can try everything from a traditional light vegetable soup to something a little heartier, like a rich and flavourful butternut squash soup.  Remember not to add too many hot spices!

3. Porridge

Porridge is a great breakfast option for children and adults recovering from dental surgery. Again, it’s a versatile choice with a variety of flavours available, from standard vanilla to savoury rice porridge options.

Here’s a great Asian rice porridge (also known as congee) recipe to try.

4. Soft Cheeses

Soft cheeses, such as cream cheese, are a great salty and savoury treat to add to your recovery repertoire. You can even pair them with some other soft snacks, like tuna or salads, to create a delicious snacking platter for sharing with friends.


5. Pudding

Craving dessert? You don’t have to miss out! Pudding is another top choice for anyone on a soft-food diet. Whether it’s store-bought or homemade, pudding is a simple and wholesome treat to enjoy at the end of a long day of recovery.

Try this homemade vanilla pudding recipe. It’s so delicious that even your friends and family will be pining for a cup. It uses just a few ingredients and is cheap and quick to make, taking only about ten minutes to whip up.

Foods To Avoid After Dental Surgery

It’s essential to maintain a healthy and nutritious diet after dental surgery to minimise any risk of complications, keep your body strong, reduce swelling, and encourage faster healing. Remember, after any major dental procedure, it’s best to avoid foods that are hard, crunchy, sticky, spicy, or acidic. Soft and smooth foods are a much better choice.

To find out more about how to make your dental surgery recovery as smooth as possible, get in touch with the team at Burleigh Dental Studio today.

dr anthony huaArticle by Dr Anthony Hua – Principal Dentist

Dr Anthony Hua is the Founder & Principal Dentist at Burleigh Dental Studio. His passion, expertise and dedication to the field of dentistry have been recognised by his achievement of Fellowship status with the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).


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