Soft and Healthy Dinner Idea for Painful Teeth

In True Image Orthodontics by trueimage

After having your braces placed for the first time, or after an adjustment, your teeth may be very sensitive and you may find it hard to eat certain foods. We always recommend a soft food diet for the first couple days. Things such as:


Mac n cheese


Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt

Mashed or baked potatoes (with only butter and sour cream)


Cooked Vegetables (boiled, steamed, or roasted)



These are all great options and can be quick and easy for the first or second day. If your teeth are more sensitive to the adjustments, you may need to stick to soft foods for longer and you won’t want to live on ice cream and potatoes alone. You also may prefer a more protein rich diet. Selecting fish for dinner may be a great option. Unlike steak, pork and chicken, fish is soft and flaky so it is a great meal choice for sensitive and painful teeth.

Seafood comes in many flavors and can be prepared quick and easily. Salmon, Tilapia, Swai, Swordfish, there are many choices and each has its own distinct flavor.

We have found a delicious and quick recipe for fish that will curb your hunger and be soft on your painful teeth.

1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt

4 (6 ounce) salmon
2 tablespoons butter
4 lemon wedges


Stir together the garlic powder, basil, and salt in a small bowl; rub in equal amounts onto the salmon fillets.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook the salmon in the butter until browned and flaky, about 5 minutes per side. Serve each piece of salmon with a lemon wedge.

True Image Orthodontics and Dr. Dave understand how important a healthy and beautiful smile are to you. Our Cypress, TX orthodontics team will work with you to ensure we provide the results, giving you the smile you’ve dreamed of. Contact us today at (281) 225-6784 to schedule your appointment.