If you have been following our blog, you know that this is the last post in our series of “Great Meals for Sore Teeth!” We hope you have enjoyed learning more about steps you can take after a braces adjustment to enjoy each and every one of your meals! This week we will finish out with another post on dinner time meals that are easy on sore teeth.
Have you ever had a really good meatloaf? Meatloaf is another great go-to dinner option for braces adjustment soreness. Meatloaf is soft, and can even be made extra soft depending on what ingredients are included.
What is the trick to making an extra soft meatloaf? Using ingredients that will keep it moist. The best way to retain moisture in your meatloaf is to use shredded vegetables such as carrots, onions and mushrooms. Using fewer breadcrumbs and more veggies will help make the meatloaf less dense and easier to chew.
A Hardy Meal
Meatloaf is a great option for sore teeth because it’s not only soft, but is really a hardy meal. Eating a hardy meal after a braces adjustment is important because usually your appetite is low due to tooth soreness.
And for a great soft-food side, try some yummy mashed potatoes with your meatloaf. Whether they are home-made or from a box, mashed potatoes are an excellent side dish that is easy on sore teeth.
Next time you are dealing with a little soreness from a braces adjustment try eating meatloaf to help with your appetite and give your teeth a break! Meatloaf does take a little preparation, so make sure you tell mom in advance that it is what you want for dinner!