My resolution; at least one of them is to be less bothered and frustrated by situations in my life, personally and professionally. If the situation or scenario has been a constant ongoing issue, but unresolved, I am resolved to giving in to what it has always been. If something is unchangeable then the only thing that is changeable is you and your way of dealing with it. To date, I am still working towards keeping my resolution.
At my office, Dr. Paul Caputo’s Palm Harbor dentist office, we can help aid with the resolution to eat better by keeping your mouth healthy and functional.
All would agree that part of a healthier diet is to eat more fruits and vegetables. Raw or lightly steamed vegetables are recommended. Eating crunchy carrots, celery, biting into an apple, etc. requires a healthy mouth, with strong teeth. Digestion is an intricate part of maintaining a healthy body and keeping your body’s systems (digestive, intestinal, etc.) working efficiently.
When eating those types of crunchy foods, you typically bite into them with your upper and lower front teeth. Those teeth are known as “anterior” teeth. If these teeth are lost, it makes eating foods like corn on the cob or a candied apple almost impossible.
Fortunately advancements in dentistry have allowed us to recreate smiles and function as close to a natural state as possible.
Dental implants have proven to be the strongest and most likely to resemble and function like a natural tooth, especially if the final restoration is cemented in place. Even implant supported dentures are more secure and tighter fitting than regular, traditional dentures.
Juicing has been advertised as another alternative in helping to lose weight, yet still get the vitamins and minerals fresh fruits and vegetables offer. Our office will help make sure that if you go with a “juicing” diet, it’s not because you have to due to a dental problem; but rather because you want to.
Whatever your resolution is this year, I wish you the best of luck in keeping it.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A