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I need recipes for a 10 year old who just had braces fitted and has a very sore mouth, please.

She hates tomato, olives and beans of any kind and is not a great soup eater either.
Smoothies are great, but not every day....please help.

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Asked by rieks at 4:10 AM on Jul. 1, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • i got my braces when i was ten. try to cook creamed potatos, or mac and cheese, peasches. her teeth shouldnt hurt to much longer. i remember i lived off soups, and things like speghettios>>> after two weeks she will be able to eat more things, it will just feel weird to her..

    Answer by jannaboo at 4:15 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Actually the quickest way to take away the soreness is to chew gum. Just make sure it's sugar free (it won't stick to the braces).

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 4:35 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • poor kid. I lived off pudding, mashed potatos and beanie weenies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Anything soft for the first few days will work. Smoothies ( include fruit) Milkshakes, pudding, yogurt, mash potatoes, soup. Try and stay away from anything sticky and hard to chew.

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 10:52 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Smoothies, mashed potatoes, ice cream, applesauce, pudding, mac-n-cheeze, even Ramen (pour most of the water off before adding the flavoring), soft bananas, My daughter wore braces for a long time, and we went through a LOT of this.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 12:06 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Smoothie: frozen banana chunks, frozen blueberries, kale (loaded with calcium and iron), orange juice (to increase absorbtion of iron) and yogurt.

    Avocado pudding: Avocado Pudding
    2 avocado's peeled and pit removed
    1 tablespoon Coco Powder
    1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
    1/4 cup maple Syrup
    2 dates soaked (optional)
    blend in blender till smooth

    Key Lime pudding.
    1 Haas Avocado
    1 Ripe banana
    Juice of half a lemon and half a lime
    Place in food processor until creamy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:29 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • NO chewing gum!!!!!!! Even sugarless will stick to the braces. She should only be sore for a couple of days so you won't need many recipes. I would eat mashed potatoes, rice, soup, pudding, jello, buttered noodles (pastina works good because they are really small). Cheese slices. Applesauce, ice cream.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:47 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • She shouldnt have to eat all this for but about a week. At the most. My daughter got her braces off in Sept last year and she not only had braces for two years, but almost every appliance that they make so she had many times we had to do the milkshake thing. She liked rammen noodles, pudding, fruit cups. Then within a few days she was fine. Keep stuff around for tightening too. She will be sore on those days. Gum is on the list of no no's but my teen chewed gum all the time. It didnt stick to them, but just be careful. She hated her breath smelling so she chewed those tiny mint pieces of gum, not the big nasty bubble yum stuff. The time goes by pretty quickly so tell her to hang in there.

    Answer by momofsaee at 4:25 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

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