Dental Issues Eating Tips

Eating Tips When you Have Dental Issues

What you eat has a direct impact on your health. But the reverse is often true as well if you’re dealing with a dental issue. In other words, your dental health can have a direct impact on what you eat and how you eat it. In this article, we’re going to discuss what to eat and how to eat when you’re experiencing a dental issue.


With metal braces, it’s best to avoid sticky foods and hard foods, including:

  • Caramel and other chewy candies
  • Hard Candy
  • Popcorn
  • Gum
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Ice

These foods can get stuck in the braces and cause issues. Instead, focus on softer foods like soup, smoothies, scrambled eggs, pasta, and the like. Invisible braces can help avoid many of these food issues so ask your dentist if those are a good option for you as well.

Oral Surgery

Directly after an oral surgery procedure like a dental implant, your dentist will give you some post-op instructions that include dietary restrictions. The specific instructions will depend on your situation and the procedure performed so stick to what your dentist tells you.

Tooth Pain / Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth are often triggered by foods and liquids that are hot or cold. Avoid these when possible. More importantly, make an appointment with your dentist to get to the bottom of the tooth pain or sensitivity.

Bloomington Dentist Office

Dr. Tim Brooks has years of experience as a family and cosmetic dentist. The highly-skilled team at Smiles for Life works with every patient from start to finish to provide unparalleled care. If you’re experiencing dental health issues, or you just need to set up an appointment for a regular cleaning, you’ve found the right place. Smiles for Life Dental Clinic is located in Bloomington, but we serve patients throughout the Twin Cities area. Contact us today to set up your appointment and keep that smile shining bright!