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Tips for Eating after Cleaning your Teeth

Over and over when a patient has finished their dental cleaning at Solar Dental, Grand Prairie we’re regularly asked ‘what would I be able to eat and how long do I need to wait?’ This is a justifiable concern.

 All things considered, nobody wants to immediately undo 20-30 minutes of difficult work 

needed to get their teeth looking and feeling great, agreed?

Obviously, in case you’re one of those patients who tend not to eat before a dental spotless, at that point you’re probably going to feel pretty hungry subsequently. Fortunately, you can eat right after your dental examination, but the awful news that if you’ve undergone fluoride treatment or your teeth and gums feel a little sensitive after your clean you may want to wait 1-2 hours.

This is so any fluoride treatment has an adequate chance to structure an appropriate seal around the teeth, or then again, your gums have had time to rest. 

Foods to Avoid After a Dental Cleaning

Okay, so provided you feel okay, we know that you probably won’t want to spoil that super-clean, plaque-free feeling by devouring a sweet donut, anyway, did you realize that there are likewise other nutritional categories that you may also need to avoid? These include:

  • Food or drinks that are acidic or abrasive
  • Cold food
  • Spicy food 
  • Crunchy food
  • Sticky
  • Food or drinks that are acidic 
  • chips, and popcorn
  • dried fruits and chocolates

This is pure because your gums may still feel a little sensitive and the food groups listed above may cause some slight discomfort. So, while it appears that (initially at least,) you have very little food that you can actually eat right away, the redeeming factor is that within a couple of hours, any sensitivity felt during the dental cleaning process should have eased and after this time, you can eat what you want.

Read also: Top 10 Foods for a Healthy Smile

Best Foods to Eat After a Dental Cleaning

So assuming that your teeth and gums are all good, what are the best foods you can eat, right after a dental clean? Here are some top tips…

Stick to foods like:

  • Non-spicy soups – Chicken soup for example is always a firm favorite
  • Scrambled or hard-boiled egg – If you like eggs, then you’re in luck. 
  • Non-citrus fruits like bananas and avocados
  • potassium (Avocados is a good source of magnesium)
  • pasta
  • soft cooked rice
  • yogurt
  • mashed potato


Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and do not miss meals please. Food and nutrition are always important in fast healing.

Of course, if the sensitivity of your teeth lasts longer than a few weeks, Request an appointment! We are here for you.


We love our patients and love to help them form a healthy dental life that will last them a lifetime. For more information call us today to answer all of your questions so get an appointment today.