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Best Foods For A Toothache?

Best Foods For A Toothache?

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
  • Applesauce
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Puddings, custards and gelatin
  • Oatmeal
  • Soft fruits
  • Milkshakes and smoothies

 

Bowl of mashed potatoes, for AutoBrush

 

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
  • Granola
  • Spicy and salty foods
  • Commercial mouthwashes that contain alcohol

Bowl of granola, for AutoBrush


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.


Eating suggestions


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

Glass of carrot juice, for AutoBrush


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.

To Tooth Fairy, Or Not To Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy; winged tooth topped with crown and waving magic wand, for AutoBrush

To Tooth Fairy, Or Not To Tooth Fairy

Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Those are characters that parents every year tell their children to be good for during the Christmas season and spring season. Our third character though that comes into play at the early period of time in a child’s life is the Tooth Fairy. Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy is a fictional character that makes a child’s life a little bit brighter every time he or she loses a tooth. The question is though, should parents continue this “tradition” with their children or is it not necessary? We seem to think that it is necessary and a fun way for children to keep up with their hygiene. 


Yes to the Tooth Fairy

An excitement that comes with having children is the fact that you, the parent or caretaker, guide them through their journey early in life. Introducing a character like the tooth fairy, santa claus or even the easter bunny brings joy and happiness into their lives. Our focus on the tooth fairy has some added benefit in that it all revolves around the teeth of the child. Urging the child to brush and floss morning and night so they have clean teeth for the tooth fairy is extra backing to ensure their hygiene is solid and up-to-date.


The tooth fairy tradition has been going on for a long time, so why stop now? The eagerness for a child to put their tooth underneath their pillow once it’s fallen out of their mouth is something that should make parents happy to follow through with.


2 coins in kid's hand, for AutoBrush


Play Smarter

Here’s where playing the tooth fairy card can become tricky, especially if you have more than one child who is still losing teeth. The money card. The biggest mistake parents make, especially with their first child is they leave too much money from the tooth fairy right off the bat. If you as a parent want to consistently keep the tooth fairy going while your child still has his or her baby teeth, you have to leave a small amount under their pillow or by their bedside from the beginning. A tip would be to pay each of your children the same amount at the start or that’s where you’re going to run into dangerous territory. The tooth fairy should not favor any one child in the same family over another. The value of a child’s tooth is all up to the parent, but from research it has ranged from around $3 to $5 per each tooth.

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Little girl using Mattie the Monkey AutoBrush for Kids brush

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