While hanging out at the beach or having a cookout in the backyard, there are plenty of foods you’d probably love to munch on this summer! However, this can be challenging for people who have replacement teeth. But while some restorations require food restrictions, this won’t be the case with dental implants. Read on to learn which summertime foods you can enjoy with them and the essential ways to preserve your new teeth!
What Foods Can I Enjoy with Dental Implants?
Your dental implants will have been surgically embedded into your jawbone. Once the bone grows over the metal posts, your restorations can be directly anchored for the ultimate support. This means you won’t have to worry about any strict meal limitations when eating. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite summer foods—like grilled hot dogs, corn on the cobs, or a juicy steak—as though you had your permanent teeth again!
How Do I Maintain My Dental Implants?
Even though dental implants won’t get cavities, you should make sure to preserve them like your natural teeth. Certain habits or one wrong bite can cause a chip, crack, or other problems in your restorations if you aren’t careful. To help you make the most of them, here are a few ways to maintain your dental implants:
- Stay clear of especially hard or sticky foods (caramel apples, peanut brittle, etc.)
- Minimize foods and drinks high in sugar, like sodas, to reduce the risk of decay.
- Keep away from bad dental habits, such as chewing on ice or using your teeth as tools.
- Brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once a day.
- Visit your dentist every six months (or sooner) to monitor your oral health.
With your dentist’s help, you can ensure your gums, any remaining teeth, and dental implants stay in great shape! You’ll also be able to enjoy all the tasty summer foods with family and friends this season as well as the next.
About the Author
Dr. Mike Asay is a proud affiliate of several prestigious organizations like the Seattle Study Club, the Rotary Club of Round Rock, and the American and Texas Dental Associations. He earned his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry and regularly seeks continuing education to this day. He provides a multitude of comprehensive treatments, including dental implants, to help you achieve and preserve good dental health. If you want to know more about how to maintain dental implants or would like to schedule an appointment, visit his website or call him at 512-244-2796.