What Can I Eat When My Teeth Hurt?

...some soft food suggestions

The first weeks or months in braces can be frustrating because you can't eat some of the normal food you enjoy. And once your teeth stop hurting, the pain may return for a few days when you get an adjustment, putting you back on a soft food diet. Some of the suggestions on this page will help you deal with those painful days.

Remember that whatever you eat, cut it into small pieces and chew carefully and slowly. To get more protein into your diet, try adding protein powder or tofu to some of your meals or drinks.

Thanks to the following ArchWired readers for helping to contribute to this page: Mary, Jet, Gary, Christina, Kevin, Lorena, Wanda, Terrel, Jes, Wanita, David S., and anyone else I may have inadvertently overlooked.

This section will continue evolving. If you have suggestions, please email me and I will include them! 


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