Another new year is just around the corner. Before you know it, you will be toasting with friends and singing Auld Lang Syne once again. Is losing weight on your list of resolutions once again this year? If you resolved to lose weight last year and did not quite achieve your goal, you are not alone. Every year, thousands of Americans resolve to lose weight and improve their overall health only to find that the end of the year has come and they are still struggling with extra pounds. In fact, overweight and obesity has become a health crisis in the United States. This is especially dangerous because being overweight or obese increases your risks for a number of serious diseases and medical conditions including heart disease, Diabetes, breast cancer and more.
So, what is the best way to achieve your weight loss goals? The simple answer is to eat healthier and to exercise more. However, if you are currently wearing dentures, the solution may not be quite as simple. That is because wearing dentures can make it hard to eat certain foods. Foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains that are rich in fiber and other important nutrients and lower in calories can be hard to properly chew and digest for patients who wear dentures. They are then forced to replace these foods with softer, more processed foods that are easier to chew and digest. Unfortunately, these foods are often higher in calories and lack the fiber and nutrients that are needed to maintain good overall health.
The good news is that there is a great alternative to dentures that allows you to eat the foods that you want to eat: dental implants. With dental implants, you do not have to eliminate any foods from your diet. You can eat a healthy, well-balanced diet that will help you achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy body weight. If you are currently wearing dentures, talk to an oral surgeon today to see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary tooth replacement system. Happy New Year!