If you’ve recently gotten dental implants, you’re probably still in the process of rediscovering foods that you may not have been able to enjoy for a very long time. Now that summer is here, you can indulge in all the summer foods you were missing out on.
If you’re looking to make the rounds, here are some of the foods you can enjoy with your dental implants this summer that you may not be able to otherwise.
Corn on the Cob
What’s summer without a barbecue? And what’s a barbecue without sides? One of the popular features at summer cookouts is corn on the cob, which can be particularly challenging for people who are missing teeth.
However, even with your newfound confidence, you should still be wary about biting directly into the cob—while your dental implant is connected directly to the jaw, you should still avoid putting it under more pressure than is needed.
Even if you aren’t a kid anymore, it’s perfectly natural to still feel a little twinge of excitement when an ice cream truck rolls by. People who are missing teeth may not be able to indulge, but if you have a dental implant, you don’t have to be scared of ice cream.
Biting into a popsicle or two this summer is a great way to celebrate a mouth full of teeth. Just do so in moderation, and be sure to follow it up with a solid brushing—that way, you can keep your teeth and dental implants free of decay.
Of course, not every summer snack has to be unhealthy. Summer salads are delicious and rich in all kinds of nutrients, but it can be hard to grind up leafy greens if you’re missing teeth.
By making good use of your dental implants, you can make your summer diet a little bit more well-rounded, and give yourself some much-needed nutrients.
Dental implants can help you to enjoy all the foods you love, so feel free to indulge—you’ve earned it!
About the Author
Dr. Rodger Song has been in dentistry for over 30 years, and in that time he’s learned how to make sure that every patient leaves his office with a smile! By staying up to date with the latest in oral medicine, he can ensure that every patient gets the most comfortable and efficient care possible. Dr. Song graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry, and he is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
If you have any questions about dental implants, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (972) 906-9797.