Designer Smiles
316 Groveland Street, Orlando, FL 32804

Diet Dos after Oral Surgery

If you’re having oral surgery, the recovery process is as important as the procedure. Luckily, affordable dental care experts recommend which foods and drinks to choose to speed along your recovery.

Lean toward Lean Protein

Did you know that proteins are essential to your body’s healthy function? That’s why oral surgeons recommend that you pack in plenty of protein after oral surgery to help you heal much faster. There are numerous protein sources, but affordable dental care experts advise choosing proteins that are low in fat, salt, sugar, and preservatives. And if you’re concerned about the cost of lean meats, consider some vegetarian protein sources as an affordable dental care option. And after oral surgery, your dentist in Orlando may also recommend staying away from spices and softening firm meats in the blender to avoid disrupting healing. Using these guidelines, these are the top lean proteins to eat after oral surgery:

  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Lean beef
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Tofu
  • Beans
  • Nut butters

Get a Dose of Dairy

Oral surgeons have long considered dairy foods to be the best foods for dental healing and health. That’s because dairy foods have calcium, vitamins, and minerals that build strong teeth and bones. And studies continue to show how dairy foods contribute to strong, healthy teeth. While numerous dairy foods are considered to be soft foods, oral surgeons agree that these are the best after oral surgery:

  • Skim milk
  • Cottage cheese
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Non-fat, low-fat, and unsweetened yogurts
  • Yogurt-based smoothies

Sip Smarter Drinks

After oral surgery, its important to keep your fluid levels high to help you heal properly, avoid dehydration, keep your mouth moist, and wash away food particles and plaque that can cause dental damage. But you need to choose the right types of liquids. To promote dental health and healing after oral surgery, your dentist in Orlando would advise that you pick the following drinks first:

  • Water
  • Vegetable juices
  • Fruit juices diluted with water to lower sugar
  • Caffeine-free tea

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Orlando, call Designer Smiles today at (407) 988-1563 or make an appointment.

Designer Smiles offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Orlando. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Designer Smiles, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Designer Smiles.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Fantastic dentist and great hygienist. All the staff are very friendly.
Jeff S.
This clinic deserves more than a 5-star, it is a piece of heaven on earth! My husband was well taken cared of by Dr. Ortiz, he has been complaining of a toothache for weeks. My husband’s tooth was […]
Audrey S.
Edward did an amazing job my teeth have never been so clean . And I finally know how to brush correctly to prevent gum disease
Stephanie H.
When I fell off an A-frame ladder at work, I chipped one of my molars, and was sent to Designer Smiles to get the dental work done. I am really happy to have been sent to them. Dr Ospina, Dr Ortiz […]
Joshua M.
Dr. Opsina and staff are great! Friendly, engaging, personable……
Gerald L.
From start to finish my experience was the absolute best. Dr. Ospina and his staff were nothing short of amazing everyone greeted me with a smile & looked to comfort me in every way possible. I […]
Eddie T.
I have been coming to DS and Dr Ospina since 2015, when they took on the task of repairing my teeth after a substantial accident. They have always, and continue to do the best to accommodate me, and […]
Frank S.
This place rocks. They do everything in house and dont send you all over town to have different procedures done. They handle everything in house. The team is very compassionate and made an anxious […]
Kevin D.
All the staff is exceptional, knowledgeable and very friendly. Edward Sales thoroughness while cleaning your teeth made me feel good about my dental hygiene. I am very grateful for the great […]
Celenia L.
Beautiful atmosphere and kind staff who make you feel comfortable!
Sandra P.
I came here for a root canal and crown to be done with sedation. I am very anxious about going to the dentist due to my previous experiences and the size of my mouth is so small that it makes it very […]
Jodi F.
The employees there were excellent with my 9 year old. They made her feel comfortable enough to let them sedate her (she doesn’t let anybody near her with a needle). Dr. Ospina is AMAZING! So glad […]
Marilu A.
Today I had a cleaning from Edward, again he did an excellent job. I have been using Diego L. Ospina, DMD for years now and he is a true perfectionist.
Robert S.
Dr. Ospina and the Designer Smiles team should be held in high consideration when you choose who to trust with your dental health. They are masters in their practice, and the care put into their work […]
Matthew K.
What an awsome set up. I have never seen such team work exhibited by Dr. Deigo O., Cathy, Sonya and Felix. Very warm, caring and reassuring even down to the cost (very workable). Dr. Deigo […]
Celeitha V.
What a wonderful experience, usually when you go to the dentist office you are nervous and worried. But from the moment you step into the office you are greeted with a smile and kindness, you […]
Javier T.
Peaceful atmosphere. Knoledgable staff. Well trained doctors and nurses! I HIGHLY recommend!! I had two root canals along with some other work in a total of four visits in less than a month and all […]
Ed S.
Friendly staff. They make you feel like family!
Torrance W.
Dr. Charmaine Ortiz is absolutely amazing which is why I have been her Botox patient for 8 years and counting. I receive Botox in my forehead area to eliminate wrinkles. Dr. Ortiz is very attentive, […]
Elizabeth P.
Great staff , great communication.
Antony C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (407) 988-1563
Our Location