Getting Past Your Dental Fears And Learning About Technology

Several years ago I decided to take a trip to the dentist after skipping multiple appointments for over 15 years. I truly had a dental anxiety and had a hard time getting over my fears. Thankfully, my dental visit went smoothly with only four cavities identified. What I did find from this dental visit was that there was a great deal of new information and technology that I had been missing out on. Laser-based technology and digital imaging are just a few examples. With this blog, I want you to understand that you can get over your fears and learn about this new technology like I did, so enjoy the information.

Got Dentures? Foods To Eat At Every Meal Of The Day

Dentist Blog

So, you had to get dentures, but the good news is that it isn't the end of the world like you may think. While there may be some foods that you won't get to enjoy any longer, there are still plenty of denture-friendly foods that you can indulge in. Here are a few of them and how you can enjoy them:

Foods for Breakfast

  • Scrambled Eggs – Scrambled eggs are incredibly soft and healthy, not to mention they're easy for you to chew. Plus, they're super easy to cook. You can go beyond the simple salt and pepper to help "spice" them up by using herbs, cheese, or hot sauce.
  • Bagels – Some bagels can be relatively hard, which may make you think that you can't enjoy them. However, by cutting them into smaller portions and taking smaller bites, there is no reason you can't enjoy a tasty bagel for breakfast. If you are eating one with seeds, just make sure that you drink plenty while you eat to help wash away seeds that could cause gum irritation.
  • Smoothies – If you need an easy, on-the-go breakfast, look no further than a vitamin- and/or protein-packed smoothie. You can get a lot of the vitamins, minerals and protein that you need from one smoothie each morning thanks to ingredients like fruits, vegetables and yogurt.

Foods for Lunch

  • Spreads – For an easy, quick and flavor-packed meal, you may want to consider a spreadable salad (like tuna or chicken) or hummus spread over a piece of slighty-toasted bread. Avoid chips since they are sharp and could result in gum irritation.
  • Pulled Pork or Ground Beef – Soft meats like these are full of flavor and far easier to eat than many other types of meat. You can choose to eat a pulled pork sandwich, or opt for the pulled pork or ground beef to be tossed on top of a side dish or salad to really pack a punch.

Foods for Dinner

  • Seafood – Tilapia and salmon are both soft fishes that are easy to chew when you have dentures. Plus, you can get a good dose of heart-healthy fats.
  • Steak – While thin steak would be easier, it doesn't mean you can enjoy a nice, thick, juicy steak. Just make sure that you cut it into smaller, bite-sized pieces so that you don't have to chew as much.
  • Chili – Regardless of whether you prefer chili the Texas or Cincinnati way, it is easy to cook and eat, not to mention it's extremely delicious and jam-packed with exciting flavors. Remember, the longer the chili cooks, the easier (and tastier) it will be to eat. 


2 August 2017