If you have braces or aligners on, you may experience discomfort especially after the initial installation and each tightening. With this discomfort, you might be wondering what foods you can and cannot consume. In this article, we have summed up some soft food that will satisfy your appetite, plus a few easy recipes you can try out.
While this article focuses on soft foods for those who have braces or clear aligners on, the recommendations that follow are also suitable for those who are experiencing discomfort due to toothaches or are recovering from oral surgery. Keep reading to find out the soft food our professionals at Dental Essence have recommended!
Soft Food For Braces and Aligners Wearers
The list is filled with endless deliciousness, but we have gathered the best of them and included them below. While these soft foods make delicious snacks on their own, some of them can also be added to your main courses, from breakfast to dinner, for an extra satisfying meal.
- Cooked Oatmeal
- French toast
- Cooked Fruit
- Ripe fruit
- Fruit Juice
- Tuna Sandwich
- Peanut Butter
- Ground meat
- Boiled Tempeh
- Mashed potatoes
- Steamed Vegetables
- Macaroni and cheese
- Mushroom Soup
- Ice cream and sorbet
Soft Food Recipes For Braces Wearers
People often assume that there is little room for creativity when it comes to soft food meals. We are here to prove them wrong and introduce these delicious soft food recipes to you.
Tomato Gazpacho Recipe
If you love tomatoes, you are definitely going to enjoy Tomato Gazpacho. It has been enjoyed by many as an appetizer or even as a snack. Besides that, Tomato Gazpacho has also been described as the perfect meal on a hot day.
Tomatoes, garlic, cucumber, vinegar, onion, olive oil, soft bread (preferably soaked in water for an easier blend), and green pepper.
How To Make:
Simply place the tomatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for approximately 40 seconds, then remove them with a slotted spoon and allow to cool for a minute. You can easily peel the skin off when they have slightly cooled down.
In a food processor or blender, purée the tomatoes and vegetables with the bread (soaked until soft and pressed dry) and spices until the desired texture is achieved. Season to taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
Transfer the gazpacho to a large glass container or mason jar and securely shut it. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
Top it off with a dash of olive oil and enjoy! Tomato Gazpacho can be eaten on its own or with a good salad.
Scrambled Eggs Recipe
Eggs are one of the most versatile foods out there. On top of delivering high-quality protein and other nutrients, they are also delicious! From scrambled to boiled, there are many ways you can serve them. Here is a scrambled eggs recipe specially curated by Gordon Ramsay himself.
6 cold eggs, 15g butter, Salt, pepper, Crème fraîche, and Chives.
How to make:
Crack the six eggs into your pan, a non-stick pan with a deep depth would be preferred.
Add the butter into the pan
Put the pan on high heat and stir the mixture of eggs and butter without whisking it. Make sure to stir the bottom of the pan too, to ensure an even cook.
Remove the pan from the heat after 30 seconds without pausing the stirring. Replace the heat after around 10 seconds. Repeat this action for another 3 minutes.
At minute 3, season the mixture lightly with salt and pepper. For an extra creamy texture add in some crème fraîche.
Turn off the heat and get ready to enjoy some michelin star scrambled eggs.
Foods To Avoid
In general, you should avoid hard foods when you are experiencing discomfort, sensitivity, or pain with braces on. Below are some of them that you need to avoid:
- Nuts (ex: Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts)
- Hard candy
- Chewing Gum
- Tough meat
Dental Essence Clinic Singapore
Dental Essence offers a variety of oral services to ensure your dental health. We put your comfort first and promise to provide treatments in a precise and competent manner for your pleasant dental experience. Our professionals are equipped with years of experience and are ready to treat your every concern. Give us a call at +65 6733 9433 or WhatsApp at +65 8322398 or book an appointment via our website here. We look forward to seeing you!
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