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It is the most plentiful time of the year! With festivities tumbling our way, we prepare for a

sing-song showdown of Ho Ho Ho’s and an assembly of enchanting Mistletoe stories for our

beloved holiday of Christmas while also getting ready for a dazzling night to set new

beginnings with New Year’s. But before we go about celebrating these magical holidays,

we make sure our tummies are ready for a delicious buffet on Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, families all over are preparing to flood their dining

tables with food and drinks that will surely leave you in a food coma, but it will all be worth it!

Enjoying a bountiful feast and sharing hearty conversations over dinner with your loved ones

is always a rewarding way to spend this holiday. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, and a

luxurious selection of desserts are sure to bring you to your knees this Thanksgiving.

However, if you are currently a denture wearer, you may be dreading this once-beloved

occasion. Truth be told, eating certain foods with dentures on can be an entirely demanding

task. Thankfully, we have the solution for you!

Thanksgiving with dentures: A Total Fiasco

Tooth loss can arrive at your doorstep unexpectedly. Poor oral health and hygiene, smoking,

gum disease, or simply advancing age can all point you in the direction of toothlessness.

Since you cannot chew with your soft gums, most people opt for dentures to ease their

helplessness with food. While all that is fun and dandy, dentures can pose a challenge

against certain foods. With Thanksgiving peeking through the blinds, you need to be sure

how to swerve around these foods during dinner time.

Here are some foods you may not be able to indulge in during your Thanksgiving denture


1. Sugary foods

A lot of traditional Thanksgiving recipes incline towards the sweeter end of your taste buds.

As tantalizing as they may be, dentures make it impossible for you to devour some of these

treats. Candied yams, cranberry sauce, and sodas, unfortunately, make that list as they can

easily get stuck on your dentures. If you do insist on having a slice of pie, humor yourself

with a glass of water to wash down your glutinous bite soon after.

2. Tough dishes

The Thanksgiving table is all about variety. Much to our dismay, many of these foods are not

made with denture considerations in mind. Foods like steak, corn on the cob, or raw fruits

and vegetables are tougher to chew and can disbalance your dentures. The wrong bite-

down, and you risk breaking your dentures altogether. To avoid that, you will have to keep

your focus on softer foods to satiate your Thanksgiving spirit.

3. Big bites

Even if you do everything right, sometimes taking a bite bigger than your mouth can handle

can crack your dentures in two. Even if you don’t manage to do that, the food armageddon

in your dentures after a hearty meal will have you planning out a thorough denture scrub

soon after.

So, what’s the solution?

Dentures, although helpful, can invite in more problems to eat than necessary. The best

solution to this food nightmare is dental implants. Today’s patients have been successfully

receiving dental implants for over 30 years. With approximately 3 million current dental

implant patients in the U.S. and a 98% success rate, dental implants will be your companion

for any holiday!

What foods can you eat with dental implants?

The simple answer to that is- all of them! Dental implants behave, look, and feel like natural

teeth. That means that you can eat without slip-ups (unlike dentures) and without worrying

that you may crack a tooth (also unlike dentures!). This Turkey Day, you can help yourself to

all of these delicious foods:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cornbread
  • Various fresh-baked desserts
  • Stuffing
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Ham
  • Corn-on-the-cob
  • Cooked carrots and broccoli
  • Macaroni and cheese

And, last but not the least, your Thanksgiving staple, a delicious, juicy turkey! Not only can

you eat sweet and starchy foods, but with your new set of teeth, you can also bite down on

tough foods effortlessly. Seems like dental implants are something to be really thankful for

this Thanksgiving!

The Takeaway

This year’s Thanksgiving is sure to yield its harvest by bringing you abundance, and

abundance on your plate is something you owe to dental implants! So, don’t shy away from

eating your favorite holiday dishes with dentures. Instead, adopt dental implants and help

yourself to another generous serving of holiday bliss. Can’t wait to indulge this Thanksgiving? Get your dental implants today! A blessed and lavish Thanksgiving to you!

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