Second scoop: Is ice cream the best medicine after having a tooth pulled?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 26th, 2015


This topic came up recently here around the Dairy offices, so we’ve decided to repost this entry from 2012. Does anyone have any experience with ice cream as a post-dental surgery remedy? If so, leave a comment!

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We’ve written in the past about the age old advice to eat ice cream after having your tonsils removed. The remedy is rooted in good intentions (the cold ice cream will help reduce swelling and sooth your sore throat) but, for various reasons, our expert recommends non-dairy treats like sherbet and ice pops.

But what about ice cream as a post-surgery aid after having a tooth pulled? Many dentists advise their patients to eat ice cream in the 24-hour period following the removal of a tooth and, unlike the post-tonsillectomy snack, ice cream after a tooth extraction is actually good advice. According to WorlDental.org, here’s why:

“Swelling is a natural occurrence after tooth extraction but it can be minimized. This is done by using cold compress on the side of your cheek where the extraction was done.

This is why dentists advise their patients to eat ice cream. Cold temperature causes the blood vessels in the extraction area to constrict or narrow down. When this happens, the blood vessels are unable to carry much fluid which causes the swelling. Of course, eating ice is also a “cool” way to treat yourself.”

So there you have it! The article also mentions that after the first 24 hours, the remedy switches from cold foods to warm foods, which means ice cream should be replaced with soup. But hey, at least you have an excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a whole day!

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Which of these ice cream world records should we attempt?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 22nd, 2015


Which of these ice cream world records should we attempt?

picWith summer approaching and National Ice Cream Month just around the corner (July!), we’ve decided to try something fun to celebrate ice cream in July. We’re going to attempt to set a Guinness World Record for SOMETHING ice cream related.

The only problem is, we can’t

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Facebook highlights: Which of our 1964 ice cream flavors should we bring back?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 19th, 2015


Facebook highlights: Which of our 1964 ice cream flavors should we bring back?

Summer is just over four short weeks away. (Feel free to applaud now.) We’ve got some big things planned here on the blog in June for National Iced Tea Month and July for National Ice Cream Month. We’ll also be doing some fun things on

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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Our new All Natural Gelato commercial!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 14th, 2015


EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Our new All Natural Gelato commercial!

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Earlier this month, we provided a behind-the-scenes look at the shooting process for our new All Natural Gelato TV commercial. We promised that we’d give our blog readers and social media fans an exclusive first look at the finished commercial, and we’re excited to announce that

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Would you eat it? (Pumpkin Mushroom ice cream)

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 12th, 2015


Would you eat it? (Pumpkin Mushroom ice cream)

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Mushrooms are one of those foods that you either love or hate. Some folks love them on pizza, a burger, or stuffed inside an omelet. Other people won’t even let a mushroom within six feet of their plates. And while it’s hard to argue against

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May prize: Do you share ice cream with your pet?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 8th, 2015


May prize: Do you share ice cream with your pet?

May 6 - Blog prize dog toyIce cream lovers aren’t shy about admitting to sharing the occasional bite of ice cream with their beloved pets. In fact, it’s been estimated that slightly more than 67 percent of pet owners have shared or would share a lick of their ice cream cone with

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Behind the scenes at our All Natural Gelato TV commercial shoot

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 7th, 2015


Behind the scenes at our All Natural Gelato TV commercial shoot

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We’ve mentioned in the past that Turkey Hill Dairy has created a line of All Natural Gelato flavors (the first All Natural Gelato by a major brand). Many of you have probably seen them in stores and have given them a try.

With any new product, a

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Another successful Turkey Hill Country Classic!

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 5th, 2015


Another successful Turkey Hill Country Classic!

If you came out to the Turkey Hill Country Classic on Saturday — whether you were participating in one of our athletic events or just visiting with your family — you already know that it was great time for everyone involved. Here’s a recap of

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What would you top your ice cream pizza with?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 1st, 2015


What would you top your ice cream pizza with?

May 2 - Ice Cream Pizza

What’s better than pizza? How about pizza made with cookies and ice cream? That’s exactly what we did in the Turkey Hill kitchen with the creation you see above!

The best thing about this recipe — besides how tasty it is — is how easy it

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Will you be coming out to this year’s Country Classic?

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on April 29th, 2015


Will you be coming out to this year’s Country Classic?

pic2Spring has arrived, which means it’s time for Turkey Hill’s annual Country Classic. The Country Classic will take place this Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. right here in Lancaster County (387 Penn Street, Washington Boro, PA).

Proceeds from our Country Classic (now

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