7 Nutritious Foods to Eat with Braces

Sharon Williams

There are certain foods you can eat while wearing braces and certain foods that you need to avoid while wearing braces. If you feel like you're running out of nutritious options, check out the foods listed below!

Here are seven foods to eat with braces:

1. Yogurt is high in protein and calcium and is a great choice to improve the strength and health of your teeth.

2. Homemade chicken noodle soup is packed with collagen, gelatin, and minerals, which are all necessary for strong teeth and bones. And it’s especially good for someone who has just gotten braces or has an aching mouth.

3. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients such as vitamin A and keratin. Vitamin A is important in maintaining the soft tissues of your gums as well as the mucous membranes, and keratin helps maintain healthy tooth enamel.

4. Fish is a softer alternative to red meat and contains omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the rate of gum disease, thereby reducing the inflammation that bacteria cause. Fatty fish such as Atlantic mackerel and salmon are great sources of vitamin D, which allows your body to absorb and use calcium properly.

5. Cooked fruits and vegetables are soft enough to eat and also contain antioxidant vitamins, especially vitamin C, which helps to protect your gums and other tissues from bacterial infections and cell damage.

6. Eggs are soft and rich in phosphorus, which helps in building strong teeth and bones when combined with vitamin D and calcium.

7. Smoothies are the perfect food, especially when you’ve just had your braces tightened. They are fun and easy to make, and there’s an endless variety of liquids, vegetables, and fruits you can mix into your smoothies.

I hope this article was useful and helps you provide your teeth and gums with the above essential nutrients and vitamins they need. It is best to consult an orthodontist to monitor the health of your teeth and to schedule regular follow-up appointments.

Visit the Life Extension Guide to Oral Health to learn about the latest oral health research.

About the Author: Sharon Williams handles digital marketing for Koch Orthodontics in Loganville, GA. With a flair for creating compelling content that clears the clutter and connects with the audience in an instant, she writes about dental topics to educate and help her readers. 

Sharon truly believes that a genuine smile can win a million hearts and talks to her readers about improving their smiles and overall dental health, as well as enhancing their overall lifestyle. In her free time, she likes to organize small meets in her neighborhood where she brings people together to discuss various topics that she writes about.


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