Ah yes, the age old question when it comes to getting ready for your dental visit with us: Should you eat? Or, is it better to arrive on an empty stomach? The very simple and straightforward answer to this question is: Yes, you should eat! Shocked? Uncertain about how to proceed? Curious regarding the why behind this proclamation? No problem. We can guide you through the facts you’d like to know, so you can show up to appointments fed and ready for care.
Why Eat Something?
Think about how you feel when you haven’t eaten in awhile. If you skip a meal, you are more likely to feel faint, aggravated, and even anxious. You don’t want to feel this way during your dental visit. As a result, it is best to go ahead and eat something before you come see us.
What Should I Eat?
You should reach for something that will offer lasting energy that does not results in peaking and then crashing. This means it’s best to stick with foods high in protein and those that break down slowly. For instance, a chicken breast and a side salad are a good choice. A bowl of cereal and a candy bar? Not great. Skip candy, sweets, and simple carbs, so you feel satisfied and your blood sugar remains stable.
What Should I Avoid?
In addition to skipping junk food before your dental visit, you may also wish to keep the following off of your pre-appointment menu:
- Don’t eat anything that will repeat on you
- Don’t eat foods that tend to upset your stomach
- Consider avoiding pungent foods, such as garlic and onions, so that we may sit closely to you in comfort!
Ask Us How To Prepare For Your Visits
Let us know if you have any questions about preparing for your dental visits, so you feel comfortable arriving. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.