Unable to Chew due to Missing Teeth?
With so much focus on what we eat, it’s important to also consider how we can chew what we eat.
If chewing your food properly is a problem for you due to broken or missing teeth, your digestion of food will be compromised, affecting the overall benefit of nutrients to the health of your body.
How Teeth Aid in Good Digestion
Nutrients, derived from food that is properly digested, are the key to a healthy body. When we chew our food, various teeth are designed for various functions. Our incisors, located in the front of our mouth, are the sharpest of our teeth and are used to cut food and push it to the back of our mouth; like a shovel. Behind the incisors are our canine teeth which are designed to grasp and tear food. These teeth have long roots. Lastly, our premolars aid in the actual chewing and breaking down of food with their flat surface. The food is then distributed into our pharynx, or throat, with the aid of saliva, proceeding to our digestive tract.
Chewing food properly exercises the muscles of the mouth, developing saliva which aids in the breaking down of some types of carbohydrates. As you can see, how you chew your food is just as important as the quality of food you eat. However, if you are eating a healthy diet, but not able to chew your food as nature intended, your efforts will be diminished and you could be missing out on some of the very important nutrients contributing to your overall health.
Dental Implants Replicate Natural Teeth
The most natural process for replacing missing teeth is with dental implants. Dental implants duplicate the actual roots of your missing teeth and allow you to chew your food naturally, exercising your gums to produce the proper amount of saliva and break down nutrients through the digestive process. Since dental implants duplicate your natural teeth, their function of acting as incisors, canine or premolar teeth will save the health of your dental bone as well as the health of your body.
If you have not discovered the beauty and functionality of dental implants, now is the time to call Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem. Dr. Rotem has been creating healthy, beautiful smiles with dental implants for nearly 20 years and is highly respected in the Ocean County community for his professionalism and his caring attitude toward each patient.
Dr. Rotem can explain the process of dental implants and the ease of the procedure through sedation dentistry. Your choices are many and Dr. Rotem is available to introduce you to each dental implant choice; whether individual tooth replacement or full mouth restoration with implant dentures.
If you are following a healthy diet, but have missing or crooked teeth that impair your chewing, call Dr. Rotem today. Learn how you can help your body retain the necessary nutrients through proper chewing and digestion with the aid of dental implants.
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