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11 food ideas for that day when your tooth hurts


The nightmares have started.

Could it be-?

Is it-?

Yes, it’s a dentist’s appointment. Tooth ache is a condition that you can’t ignore. Whether it is a crippling cavity or a sinus acting up, a wisdom tooth trying to pop up or the need to clamp on a pair of braces, your teeth will suffer in unbearable pain.

And you will be in no condition to flex those cheek muscles to smile, let alone to chew your food. Here is a list of food that you can eat comfortably while bearing the pain in your teeth.

1. Yogurt, Cheese and milk

Dairy products are your solace when your tooth ache acts up. Milk and yogurt will easily slip in and your teeth won’t even notice their presence.

cheese and milk

2. Soups with mushy ingredients

Forsaking appetizers for soup? You must have a cold.

Or in this case, a severe tooth ache. The soup can be light or thick, but the accompanying ingredients will need a good pounding before they are added to the broth.


3. Custard/pudding

You don’t need to tell someone even with a tooth ache to gobble down custard and pudding. These sweet milk-based desserts can bypass any agonizing ache and by the time you know it, you’ll be too full to remember the tooth pain.


4. Muffins and soft cakes

Extra soft and moist muffins (without toppings) or light sponge cakes that will put the weight of a feather to shame, both are excellent choices to have while battling the pain in your teeth. Just don’t go overboard, or, you’ll get a…tooth ache!


5. Pancakes

Despite being a popular breakfast item, you can’t resist staying away from pancakes for the rest of the day. Soft and flavoured with sweet syrup, it is very easy to chew pancakes, and no tooth ache can stop you.


6. Pasta

Whether it is greed or the fact that you can’t restrain yourself, you end up eating pasta every second day of the week. But when you’re having a particularly bad tooth day, pasta is the recommended item on the menu. It melts in your mouth and leaves no room for your teeth to exercise. Problem solved.

mac and cheese

7. Pureed meat

Meat is pureed when you need to feed a baby or a person with a dental condition. The end product is a liquid gravy that will give no discomfort while swallowing. You can season pureed meat with salt and pepper and even add extra nutrition by grinding in some vegetables.

pureed meat

8. Tuna and salmon

Your palette is tingling for something other than the taste of bitter painkillers; tuna and salmon are the right fish that can satisfy your seafood craving and avoid causing distress to your teeth.

tuna and salmon

9. Milkshakes/fruit shakes

You don’t even need teeth to drink milkshakes and fruit shakes. How easy is this solution?


10. Mashed fruits and vegetables

Nothing spells a good work-out for your teeth like fruits and vegetables. But you are a slave to your diet and hence, require your daily dose of nutritional supplements. To make vegetables easier to eat, they have to be mashed till you achieve a smooth semi-solid consistency.

mashed potatoes