Summer is a season where you and your loved ones can enjoy an assortment of seasonal foods, be it meat from the grill or some delicious fresh fruit. Of course, in order to enjoy everything that summer has to offer, you need a full set of teeth to chew them with. Traditional tooth replacement methods such as dentures will let you vary your diet, but with dental implants in Clintonville, you’ll truly be able to enjoy all of your favorite summer foods, such as the 4 examples listed below.
1. Grilled Steak and Other Tough Meats
Because of the amount of chewing it requires, steak can be difficult to eat even for people who haven’t suffered from tooth loss. Trying to chew them with traditional dentures can be challenging, as there’s a good chance that the prosthetic will slip out of place during the process. With dental implants, though, enjoying steak and other tough meats isn’t a problem because your new teeth will be almost as strong and stable as your natural teeth. As such, you can look forward to plenty of grilled meals this summer.
2. Corn on the Cob
Grilled corn coated with butter is considered a staple of the summer season. While your implants should be stable enough to let you eat the corn directly off the cob, it’s actually a better idea to remove the kernels and eat them off your plate. This minimizes the risk of kernels getting stuck in the space between your teeth and implants.
Ice cream, cotton candy, and other treats are associated with summer, but if you’re looking for something sweet to eat, fresh fruit is generally better for taking care of your mouth and your dental implants. Thanks to the strength of implants, you’ll have no trouble eating apples, pears, and other crunchy fruits whole, although you can still slice them up if you’d rather stay on the safe side. Watermelon, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries can also be highly refreshing options.
There are plenty of vegetables that taste great after spending some time on the grill, such as zucchini, squash, and peppers. Not only that, but they’ll also be easier to eat in general, which is something to keep in mind if you’ve gotten dental implants recently. Of course, you can still enjoy crunchy carrots and other vegetables that would give traditional denture-wearers trouble.
Dental implants can change your summers – and every other season – for the better. If you’re tired of missing teeth or unstable dentures getting in the way of your ability to eat whatever you want, schedule a consultation with your dentist so that you can talk about the steps you’ll need to take to get dental implants.
About the Author
Dr. Eric Buck earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and he is involved with the Ohio Dental Association. He is partnered with a local implant specialist in order to provide his patients with strong, stable, long-lasting, beautifully restored dental implants. If you are thinking that implants would help you enjoy next summer to the fullest, you can schedule a consultation at Creative Smiles in Columbus by visiting our website or calling (614) 262-4150.