Do you love to cook? Is preparing meals for friends and/or family members one of your greatest pleasures in life? Is your favorite channel on television the Food Network? If so, you are not alone. Cooking is a great American pastime. Whether it is cooking a gourmet meal complete with wine pairings and dessert or making barbeque chicken on the grill in your backyard, cooking is a fun, relaxing and rewarding activity for many Americans.
Preparing meals together can also be a great way to connect with others. Many of the best recipes around are passed down from one generation in a family to another. Many of us have fond memories of baking with our Moms or a favorite Aunt or Grandmother. For some married couples who are working during the day, preparing an evening meal together provides an important time to unwind from the day and to reconnect with one another.
Unfortunately, for many Americans with tooth loss, cooking has lost some of its joy. If tooth loss or wearing dentures has required you to eliminate foods that are hard to chew from your diet, cooking may not be so enjoyable anymore. Let’s face it, it is not much fun to prepare a meal if you are not able to eat it!
Unlike dentures, dental implants provide a permanent solution for patients with missing teeth enabling them to once again eat the foods they love and to eat and chew with confidence. If you love to cook but are no longer able to enjoy eating due to tooth loss or dentures, contact an oral surgeon today to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. Bon Appetit!