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Eating with a Sore Mouth


There are several reasons why the mouth will become sore and be more difficult for you to eat or drink.  We are going to take a look at a couple of common reasons.

Canker Sores

There is no cure for these but you can reduce how often you get them by avoiding foods that irritate your mouth.  Spicy and acidic foods can cause irritation.  If you have canker sores, to help ease discomfort, eat bland foods until they are healed like:

  • Low-fat milk and other dairy foods
  • Vegetables
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Cooked or canned fruit
  • Hot cereals like oatmeal and cream of wheat
  • Shredded chicken, beef and pork
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Pudding and custard
  • Scrambled or fried eggs
  • Tofu
  • Soup

If you find yourself battling these mouth sores, try these tips to make eating easier:

  • Eat cool or room temperature foods
  • Blend or moisten dry solid foods
  • Drink through a straw
  • Eat high protein, high calorie foods to speed up healing time


Braces have to be treated with care, so foods that are sticky, chewy or hard can cause them to break.  This includes:  Spanish Fort Cosmetic Dentist AL

  • Ice
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Hardy candy or chewy candy
  • Gum
  • Whole fruits that are hard to bite into
  • Whole veggies that are hard to bite into

Any food that requires biting into can easily break brackets on the braces.  You can easily avoid this by cutting food instead of biting into it.  After your braces are tightened, the teeth can become sore.  The first couple days are the worst, so eat softer foods until the soreness passes.  Spanish Fort Cosmetic Dentist AL


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