What’s the most annoying pain that can cause constant discomfort to your body? Mouth pain and toothaches. It’s the one thing that habits what you can and want to eat because of a sore or tooth pain. How do you make the discomfort stop? What foods can you eat to lower this annoyance? Well, we have the answers so go ahead, read on.
What causes a toothache anyway?
There are multiple explanations as to why you can feel a toothache. This can range from cavities to abscesses, but also simply from a trip to the dentist or wisdom teeth removal. A toothache overall is caused by inflammation of the central most part of the tooth called the pulp. All connected, the pulp can become inflamed because of cavities and the slow process of rotting teeth. Infected gums are another factor that can cause a toothache because since the tooth is surrounded by the gum, if the gum is irritated then it’ll automatically affect the tooth at its core.
Symptoms of a toothache
Tooth pain can be apparent upon noticing the swelling of your gums around your teeth. You may feel sharp pain, throbbing and sensitivity when anything touches your tooth or the surrounding area. You may experience fever or headaches and a bad taste in the mouth from a possible infected tooth. Then the obvious, pain with chewing and sensitivity to hot and/or cold substances. Notice these symptoms and seek help from a dentist if they continue.
Foods that will help
Ever wish you were given a list of foods to eat when you have a toothache and mouth pain?
Well here ya go:
- Cottage cheese
- Mashed potatoes
- Puddings, custards and gelatin
- Soft fruits
- Milkshakes and smoothies
I think you get the picture. Overall, you want to eat soft foods that require less chewing and harsh impact on your teeth. These should be easy to chew and swallow.
Foods that will NOT help
Here is what you should stay away from:
- Oranges and grapefruits - any fruit that has high citrus
- Raw vegetables
- Spicy and salty foods
- Commercial mouthwashes that contain alcohol
Any food that is rough, hard, high acidity and high citrus, spicy, etc. are what you want to stay away from because they will cause the most mouth pain.
Here are some extra tips and tricks as to how you can prepare your food:
- Cook foods until soft and tender
- Rinse your mouth with water to remove leftover food
- Cut your food into smaller pieces
- Use a blender or food processor to breakdown food
- Suck on ice chips
At the end of the day, good hygiene including teeth cleaning, will disperse and lower the possibility of mouth pain and toothaches. Let’s work together to avoid this problem by interacting with products tested and proven to keep your teeth clean. Visit our “shop” page on the AutoBrush website to check out the products we offer to ensure a healthy mouth and bright smile.