Loose teeth, ill-fitting or uncomfortable dentures, missing teeth, broken teeth, gum disease – all of these dental concerns can affect how well you are able to eat. Biting into a cob of corn, a juicy steak, or a stick of celery can be downright frightening to someone whose teeth are anything but stable.
People suffering with lingering dental issues tend to opt for foods that are gentle on their teeth, like pastas and breads – they’re not bad for you in moderation, but they can sometimes be the less-nutritious option, and making carbs and starches your staple at nearly every meal means you’re certainly not eating a balanced diet. So while soft foods can be easily chewed, they’re costing you your total health. Not to mention your teeth and oral health is still in a state of disrepair.
Think of how delicious it would be to eat whatever you want – in public – without worrying about what might happen to your teeth in the process, or what embarrassing result could occur. Eat heartily, eat well, and live well. Your heart and body will thank you for it.
All it takes is some attention to your teeth and making a point to keep up with preventive dental care. Visit your Philadelphia dental office every six months for cleanings and exams. See some of the grins we’ve created in our smile gallery.