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What kind of foods can I eat to strengthen my teeth and foods should I avoid?

What kind of foods can I eat to strengthen my teeth and foods should I avoid?

Calcium: Calcium and vit d are good for bone and tooth health. Eat yogurt, low fat milk, dairy products, fortified cereals, vegetables to get natural sources of these elements. You can take a general multivitamin, but be careful adding extra doses of specific vitamins on top of a multivitamin. This can give you too much, which can be unhealthy. ...Read more

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I am going to be getting 4 teeth pulled out. I'm wondering what type of foods can I eat while it heals?

I am going to be getting 4 teeth pulled out. I'm wondering what type of foods can I eat while it heals?

Soft foods: Your dentist will give you instructions following the extractions. You want to eat soft foods. Avoid anything that is chewy, acidic, hard or spicy for a few days. No smoking after an extraction. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what type of foods can you eat after getting teeth extracted?

Dental experts! what type of foods can you eat after getting teeth extracted?

Soft foods: You should eat soft foods, avoid hard chewy, spicy and acidic foods for a few days after an extraction. No smoking. Your dentist will give you post operative instructions. ...Read more

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My 9 month old doesn't have any teeth. What type of foods can she eat?

My 9 month old doesn't have any teeth. What type of foods can she eat?

Soft foods: Follow the guidlines of your pediatrician for introducing new foods. Many soft foods are available, and solid foods can be placed in a food processor. ...Read more

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What are specific foods I should avoid, or eat to make my teeth whiter?

What are specific foods I should avoid, or eat to make my teeth whiter?

Whitening teeth: Avoid eating foods that stain teeth- coffee, teas, blueberries, cherries, colas etc. Eating foods like apples, broccoli, carrots, can help to remove stains. Be cautious with "whitening toothpastes" because while they don't have any active ingredients to whiten your teeth, they are more abrasive and can make your teeth sensitive, and ultimately darker as they remove the enamel ...Read more

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My teeth start to become transparent? What should I eat or what are foods and drinks that I should avoid?

"Transparent Teeth": Teeth start to get "transparent" mainly due to acid erosion. There are two kinds of acid erosion, first due to extrinsic factors, mainly the excessive consumption of acidic food such as, oranges, fruit juices, carbonated drinks (coke, etc.), etc. And the second due to intrinsic factors (internal or from the body) such as acid reflux and bulimia. ...Read more

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What to do if i just got my wisdom teeth out. What foods are the best to eat, and what should I avoid?

What to do if i just got my wisdom teeth out. What foods are the best to eat, and what should I avoid?

Start out with soft: After having four wisdom teeth removed, your lower jaw, tongue, teeth, and lip will be numb. The back of your upper jaw on both sides will also be numb. I would recommend that you start out with soft food, and advance your diet as tolerated, staying away from extremely hot temperature foods and drinks while your mouth is still numb. I would also avoid nuts as they can get trapped in the sites. ...Read more

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I have cleaned my teeth recently & it pains near the gum whenever i eat food like rice & some others. What should I do 2 avoid it?

I have cleaned my teeth recently & it pains near the gum whenever i eat food like rice & some others. What should I do 2 avoid it?

Gum recession?: Can't tell you without visualization and radiographs. Since you've been to your dentist recently, have them take a look to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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When can I start eating solid foods after having my wisdom teeth extracted? It's been four days, and the process has been really easy, actually. I had a little bleeding the first few days, but no real pain or swelling. I'd like to eat, and know to avoid c

Depends on you: Good nutrition is important to healing. So you want to be eating healthy. I tell my patients to have soft foods like yogurt, smoothies for the first few days and then build up to more solid foods as they can tolerate them. Since everyone heals differently it is impossible to give you an exact time frame, but if it doesn't bother you, you can use your own good judgement and eat it. ...Read more

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