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November 6th | Live Webinar: Is a Soft Diet Healthy for Patients? Understanding the Risks and Benefits

November 6th, 2020 | Live Webinar: Is a Soft Diet Healthy for Patients? Understanding the Risks and Benefits

Recording available at Dentsply Sirona

Many people gradually migrate to a softer diet with loss of teeth, dental pain, or ill-fitting prosthetics. Dental implants are often the best solution we have to regain a regular diet. However, many times, we need to place our patients on a soft diet during the early healing period. But what do we know of the consequences of a softer diet? Are all the negative effects reversible with regained function? Join Dr. Barewal as she explores how masticatory function impacts the swallow reflex, brain health, and food enjoyment for individuals. Novel transitional foods will be discussed that help reduce the burden of a soft diet, may improve soft texture compliance post-surgically and overall health outcomes. 

After attending this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Define soft diets and the risks of unwanted weight loss
  • Understand the consequence of a soft diet -- short and long-term -- on brain health, and psychosocial well-being
  • Summarize the role of transitional foods in management of the soft diet during the post-implant healing period
  • Describe the role of the dentist in supporting compliance with modified textures post-surgery and monitoring for signs of early malnutrition

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