Are You Missing Nutrition When You Have Missing Teeth?
Although more and more people are seeking dental implants in Richmond, many others feel that they can simply ‘get by’ with broken or missing teeth. Whilst this may be the case, the truth is that because of their dental problems they could be jeopardising their nutritional intake. Let’s explain…
Healthy nutrition begins with mastication
Chewing or mastication breaks food down into easily digestible pieces. When food is swallowed without sufficient chewing, then firstly it can lie undigested in the gut. These undigested food particles can breed bacteria which could cause a whole plethora of problems including indigestion. Secondly, insufficient chewing doesn’t release the nutrients from the food that the body needs to function normally. Therefore any good foods that are high in nutrients are in effect being wasted.
Harder to eat foods are avoided
People who have missing or painful teeth or those who wear dentures may in some cases avoid foods such as lean meats, fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts simply because they tend to be that much harder to eat. However, more often than not, these are the foods that contain the most nutritional value. Even when a person does eat a vegetable, they may well have a tendency to boil it until it’s really soft, and whilst it’s still obviously a vegetable, most of the nutrient content contained within has now been cooked away. On the whole, softer foods are not normally as healthy and nutritious in value although there are some exceptions such as porridge and fish.
So how can dental implants help?
In essence, dental implants are as near a permanent solution to natural looking teeth as modern dentistry allows. Because they are attached into your jawbone, they look, feel, and in most ways act just like your normal teeth. As a result they provide a super strong platform upon which to eat whatever you like without having to worry about breaking a denture, or causing pain to a tooth. As a result you can have all the nutrients that your body needs without having to cope with any dental concerns.
If you want to find out more about how dental implants in Richmond can get your overall health back on track, then call Sheen Dental today. We’ve been fitting dental implants for many years and as such have helped many hundreds of patients to obtain a healthy mouth and a happy smile. Why not contact us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk and book your free consultation today. Dr Harmit Kalsi and the team are standing by to help.