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What Should You Eat When You Have a Toothache?

Alex Marginean

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One of the most disturbing health conditions is a toothache. The throbbing pain always gives you hours of torture with no signs of subsiding. That is why you need to pay attention to what you eat and drink. Some foods act as triggers for the pain, while others tend to have a positive impact on the same. Some even end up numbing the pain, making you feel incredibly well. That means knowing what you should and should not eat is crucial when dealing with a toothache. The information below contains a list of foods that you should take while having a toothache. These foods tend to have a positive impact when it comes to the wholesome of your teeth.

 

Dairy products

Dairy products are great food ideas when having a toothache. To be precise, go for the likes of yogurts and milk. You can also try cheese and scrambled eggs. What these foods have in common is that they are soft and so they’re not going to cause any disturbances when you eat them. Milk and yogurt will undetectably sip through the teeth without awakening the pain. That makes them ideal more so if your tooth stops aching for a while, and you need something that will keep away hunger without disturbing the tooth. Milk is also a source of calcium, which is known to be an essential element for your teeth. You should, however, have them at food temperature if you want excellent results.

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Soft cakes and sponge cakes

You can also consume soft cakes and sponge cakes though in limited amounts. These are the types of nourishments you should have for breakfast if at all you want something delectable, and you can’t stand any more pancakes. These cakes tend to come with a soft texture that is going to see you have an easy time consuming the foods. Make sure that the cakes you pick don’t have any toppings, and they should also not be too sugary to offset the pain. You can accompany them with milk and yogurt if you wish. Avoid the type of cakes that are going to put extra weight to weight to your painful tooth and trigger what you are trying to avoid all along.

 

Pasta

While there are always different reactions whenever someone mentions pasta, it is an excellent meal to have if you have a toothache. Just like other ideal meals, it doesn’t leave you chewing more than you should, and so it doesn’t cause tooth pains. The softness of the food makes it easy to chew gently and fill your stomach without causing any toothaches. The pasta should not be hot, the heat may not affect your pediatric dental crown, but it is going to start up the pain you struggled to soothe for hours. It is otherwise a healthy and great food for anyone with a toothache.

 

Mashed potatoes

If you are in the mood of enjoying some vegetables, take mashed ones and to be precise, mashed potatoes. It is a very common food for kids since it doesn’t require any form of chewing, that is the main reason why it is on the list of best foods for anyone with a toothache. The mashing should be thorough so that you don’t end up having lumps accidentally landing on the sore tooth, causing problems. You should also avoid putting too much salt or too many spices. Those are some of the things that are popular for causing a toothache.

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Pureed meat

Consuming proteins is essential even if you have a dental problem. You should thus continue taking your beef but in a different format. Make sure the meat puree comes with fewer spices before trying it. Eat when warm and not hot. Avoid pepper and other spices and ensure that you take the meal gently. If the spoon happens to clank on the aching tooth, then you are going to have a hard time calming it down. That is why most dentists advise you use a plastic spoon. It is among the tips on what to eat when having a toothache that is going to keep you in check.

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Most of the foods mentioned above have one thing in common; they all come in a liquid or semi-solid state. That is because the idea is to reduce chewing, which tends to offset the pain. Other foods you may also consider:

  • Milkshakes
  • Soups
  • Cloves
  • Tuna
  • Salmon

Avoid spicy, sugary, or salty foods. You should also keep away from hot foods. You can, however, have ice-cream since the cold can end up numbing the pain and make you get relief for some time. Moreover, avoid cakes that come with toppings and consuming nuts. Any food that requires too much effort to consume should be out of the question.

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