When people get mouth sores, one of the things they can do while waiting for it to heal is evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. Here are some tips from Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS in San Luis Obisbo CA that can help minimize the discomfort of eating and help increase the speed of healing.
Tips for Treating Sores
- Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to eat baby food! Plenty of adult dishes fit the bill. Yogurt, mashed potatoes, and smoothies are good choices.
- Keep your meals bland for a while. It might make for boring eats, but watch out for overly spicy, tart, salty, or acidic foods while you have a mouth sore.
- Keep it cool. Only eat meals served at room temperature or chilled.
- Use a straw. This way, whatever liquid you are drinking can avoid contact with the mouth sore altogether.
- Moisten dry foods. You can add sauces, dressings, and gravies to your meals in order to smooth out brittle surfaces that might scrape up against your sore.
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