How Missing Teeth Directly Impacts What Foods You Get to Eat
Posted on 3/10/2019 by Moyer Office
Let's face it, no one wants to have missing teeth. Missing teeth can make you feel embarrassed in social situations, and afraid to show your emotions.
Missing teeth can also have an effect on your overall health. Research indicates that people with missing teeth and gum disease can also be at risk for heart attacks and strokes, among other diseases.
Did you realize that missing teeth also means that you may not be able to eat your favorite foods? Sadly, one problem with missing teeth means that some foods you love may not be chewable, depending on what teeth you are missing.
Foods that May Be Difficult to Eat
There are a lot of foods you may find hard to eat if you are missing teeth. First, you might find it difficult to eat fruit, such as apples and some berries with seeds. Depending on where your tooth loss is, you may have trouble biting into fruit.
Vegetables that are raw rather than cooked may also be difficult to eat. Examples of raw veggies that are hard to chew would include carrots, broccoli, and celery.
Second, protein might be hard to chew if you are missing teeth as well. Meat such as hamburgers, steak, and chicken are difficult to chew if you are missing teeth. You may also have a difficult time eating hard cheese. Trying to get protein through nuts can also be problematic, as nuts are notoriously difficult to chew.
There are also problems with mixed foods, such as sushi, noodle bowls, and other pasta dishes. While pasta is easy to eat, if vegetables and meat are mixed in with the pasta, it can make the dish difficult to chew.
If you have missing teeth, and you want to see what your options are, why not give us a call and schedule an appointment? We would love to help you find your way towards a healthier smile.