Posted on 2/25/2019 by Dr. Chapko
|When you come into our office for a dental procedure, we'll leave you with a list of things to do to care for your mouth once you return home.
One that often surprises our dental patients is to drink coconut water. By better understanding all the wonderful benefits of this drink, you'll want to have some on hand after your next dental procedure.
Coconut Water Improves HealingAfter a dental procedure, electrolytes are important in the healing of your mouth. Fortunately, coconut water is full of electrolytes. Electrolytes also help to keep your blood sugar stable while you are on a restricted diet, and this can also boost healing during the early days post-surgery.
Coconuts Are Nutritious
When we discuss coconut water, we're actually referring to the juice found inside a young, green coconut. Just as it nourishes the fruit, it can also nourish your body. Coconut water is rich in vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. Plus, coconut water is lower in calories and sugar than other drinks, so it is a good substitute for soda and other beverages you may be tempted to drink.
A Good Source of Hydration
It is important to stay hydrated after a dental procedure, and coconut water can help. In fact, some studies have found that coconut water restores hydration better than water and similar to high-electrolyte spots beverages. If you suffer from adverse symptoms like stomach discomfort or nausea after your procedure, coconut water can also help with that. Plus, coconut water is slightly sweet, making it a delicious way to keep your body healthy after dental surgery.
It is important to care for your mouth properly after your dental surgery, and coconut water is a good way to do just that. To learn more about caring for your mouth after your procedure, give our office a call today.
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