Raise A Glass To Your Dental Implants

beerLast week we discussed how the Carolina Theatre’s 8th Annual Summer Film Festival would make you smile. Today dental implants Morris County, NC Dr. Hatcher and the entire staff at Steven L. Hatcher, DDS want to discuss another classic summertime item that makes many adults smile during the season; beer. However, we feel the news we have pertaining to this famous golden beverage is going to make you smile more that the actual drink itself.

Did you know that beer, in moderation, of course, can actually be good for your oral health? That means it’s also good for your dental implants as well.

Hooray, Beer!

Now, before we go completely off track here and start singing praises to the beer Gods, we have to cover our bases by saying that this post is not meant to debunk the fact that alcohol is bad for your teeth, because it still is. Sorry, guys. However, what isn’t bad for your teeth is the main ingredient in beer. Those little green balls known as hops.

Time For A little History Lesson

Now, we know that history was not everyone’s favorite subject in school but bear with us here for a moment while we give you a quick lesson on the history of beer.

The funny thing about beer is that it did not always taste the same way it does now. The distinct taste beer has today is due to the amount of hops added to the beverage in modern day brewing recipes.

Beer has not actually always contained the number of hops it does today. The real addition of hops into beer recipes started in 18th century England. During this time in history, everything was transported and exported by ship. This method of travel had the tendency to take a long time. A very long time. Sea voyages tend to do that.

As a result of this, people had to find ways to keep the edible and drinkable items they were transporting from spoiling. In beer’s case, the solution was to add more hops! Batches of beer which had a higher content of hops in their recipe survived the long sea voyages without going rotten. This led to additional hops being added to conventional beer recipes turning into a staple.

Beer Nye The Science Why?

Scientists will always be a curious bunch, and the mystery as to why hops kept beer from spoiling plagued biologists around the world for quite some time. That is, until 1937 when antiseptic properties were first witnessed in hops. Fast forward 80 some years and scientists, the persistent breed they are, have narrowed down what amazing things certain extracts in hops do for our bodies.Lupulone, for instance, is a menace to tuberculosis. Another component in hops, known as xanthohumol, kills viruses and contains anti-malarial properties.

However, dentists are scientists too, and when antimicrobial properties were seen in hops dentists decided to give hops a shot at benefitting the human mouth. What they found is that hops are not only good for your oral health, acting like a type of tasty antimicrobial mouthwash when consumed in beer, but they can also help to prevent oral problems and tooth decay in your mouth’s future!

Huzzah, dentists! Hooray, beer!

Grab A Local Pint For Your Smile

A few weeks ago we mentioned our favorite spot to get some local seafood. We figured this weekend we would do the same thing and suggest to you our favorite spot to grab a beer.

M’Coul’s Public House is a fantastic place to not only choose from a variety of craft beers to enjoy, but also get a great plate of authentic Irish food. M’Coul’s is located right here in Downtown Greensboro, NC. If you are looking for something to try first on their menu then allow us to suggest their shepherd’s pie. If you like authentic shepherd’s pie, then this is the pie for you.

Hope to see you there!

Until next time readers, cheers and keep smiling.


Making Movie Snacks More Teeth Friendly

movieLast week we discussed how eating the fish and seafood you catch during those fishing trips this summer. Today dental implants Greensboro, NC provider Dr Hatcher and the rest of his staff want to talk about another classic summer activity; movie nights!

The Carolina Theatre’s 8th Annual Summer Film Festival

Now that it’s summer and school is out, there will be plenty of time for kids and adults alike to go to the movies. Well, we have just the thing for all you movie buffs. It just so happens that the Carolina Theatre is announcing it’s 8th Annual Summer Film Festival. This is a six-week event that began on July 6th and runs through August 13th. Each movie begins at 7 PM and ends at 10 PM.


Curious about what movies the Carolina Theatre in showcasing this summer in its Annual Summer Film Festival? Well, we went out and got the full list for you, starting with the next showing on July 20th.

  • 7/20 – Shadow of A Doubt
  • 7/21 – Superman
  • 7/22 – How The West Was Won
  • 7/23 – The Sound of Music ( This showing is going to be a sing-along! Bring the kids! )
  • 7/27 – The Lady Vanishes
  • 7/28 – Planet of The Apes
  • 7/29 – Die Hard
  • 7/30 – Girls! Girls! Girls!
  • 8/3 – Rear Window
  • 8/4 – This is Spinal Tap
  • 8/5 – Stand By Me
  • 8/6 – West Side Story
  • 8/10 – Notorious
  • 8/11 – Labyrinth
  • 8/12 – Dazed and Confused
  • 8/13 – Grease

The Carolina Theatre is located at 310 S. Green Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. For more information on the Carolina Theatre’s 8th Annual Summer Film Festival please feel free to give them a call at 336-333-2605 or visit their website

Make Movie Snacking More Teeth Friendly

Now, for those of you like like to snack during movies (Which is, like, everyone. Just admit it) we couldn’t let our dental implant patients run off without first giving a few tips on how to make movie snacking more teeth friendly.

First off, try and avoid long-lasting hard candies. These make the acid attack on your teeth longer than it needs to be. If you must have candy during a movie, try to pick a softer one that can be chewed quickly and swallowed. Second, opt out for the super-sized soda. Just drink a regular sized one or have water instead. By doing this not only will you be avoiding numerous tablespoons of sugar, but you will most likely save yourself a mid-movie trip to the bathroom. And for you popcorn lovers, just make sure you floss afterwards. Popcorn is notorious for getting stuck in between your teeth. Other than that, go have a night on the town and take a friend to the theatre!

Are you thinking date night? We’re thinking date night. *Suggestive eyebrow raise and whistle*

Until next time reader, go see a movie and keep smiling.

Summertime Seafood for Dental Implant Success

seafoodIt’s officially summertime. Everyone is ready to get outside, have some adventures, and many of us can’t wait to hit the lake and reel in some big ones. It just so happens that the results of a few recent studies concerning Omega-3’s are going to have dentists across the nation supporting the pastime of fishing more than ever, and for good reason. Today dental implants Greensboro, NC provider Dr. Hatcher and the rest of the staff at Triad Dentistry want to tell you about the amazing things fish and seafood is doing for people’s oral health.

Omega-3’s for Healthy Gums

There are lots of ways a person can take care of their teeth, or benefit them when it comes to the food. For instance, fruits and veggies are great for your teeth because of the fiber they contain. Fiber facilitates saliva production and saliva is your mouth’s natural defense against bacteria. The there’s dairy which is great for you teeth for the calcium it contains.

But what about your gums? It seems when people think about oral health, many times they overlook their gums. This is rather concerning for dentists because your gum tissue is just as paramount in the health of your mouth as your teeth are.

Your gum tissue plays a major role in the success of your dental implants as well. This is because gum tissue, aside from your jawbone, is what holds those dental implants in place.  In fact, one of the leading causes for a failed dental implants is when the recipient’s gums become unhealthy or they develop periodontitis. Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease that affects gum tissue, causing them to pull away from the dental implant.

However, this is where the good news comes in that is going to have dentists supporting anglers everywhere. Recent research is revealing that we can help keep our gums healthy by consuming plenty of omega-3 fatty acids.

Guess what food item contains TONS of omega-3’s?

That’s right, fish and seafood.

It is already a well-established fact that omega-3’s are one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatories. Their role in cardiovascular health has long since been acknowledged by the medical community. Recent studies are now revealing that the latest beneficiaries of omega-3’s are our gums. So why not do your dental implants and gums a favor this summer by increasing the amount of fish and seafood you consume?

Local Fish and Seafood

If hopping on a boat and procuring your own fish for dinner isn’t in your near future, don’t fret. There are actually numerous places around town that you can stop by for a fresh bite to eat. We understand that typing “best seafood in Greensboro, NC” into Google is going to produce a ton of results for you to sift through and this can be tiresome. We figured we’d save you some footwork and recommend one of our favorite places to go and get a fresh bite of fish.

1618 Seafood Grille is located right here in Greensboro, NC and boasts a large selection of fresh seafood entrees. We suggest trying their potato crusted mahi-mahi. Just make sure you call ahead to make a reservation.

Until next time readers, eat some fish and keep smiling.


Dental Implants Aiding Women with Osteoporosis

Happy womanDental implants are continuing to shine under the ever-growing spotlight the world of dentistry is shining on them. Today dental implants Greensboro, NC dentist Dr. Hatcher and the entire staff at Triad Dentistry want to tell you about the amazing things dental implants are doing for postmenopausal women suffering from osteoporosis.

It is already understood in the dental world that dental implants are being hailed as the healthiest and most durable method of mitigating tooth loss. Dental implant technology has been thought to help prevent and improve various aspects of human health, from vascular diseases to emotional stability. Now, more and more studies are emerging and lending a voice of authority in favor of the validity of these suggestions.

One of these studies was just recently performed at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Amazingly, it’s aiming to prove that dental implants actually improve the quality of life in postmenopausal women who are suffering from osteoporosis.

Now, it is already a well known and widely accepted medical fact that women who are suffering from osteoporosis are much more likely to experience tooth loss than women who are not suffering from it. Because of this it has been a long debated arguments between dental professionals as to which method of tooth replacement treatment would offer these women the most benefit.

Luckily it appears that Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine may have finally arrived at an answer which will put this argument to rest once and for all. we don’t suppose you will be surprised when we say the answer was in favor of dental implants.

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine performed a few separate studies in regards to dental implants and the benefits they offer postmenopausal women. However, the one discussed here surveyed a total of 237 women in regards to their satisfaction with the dental implants they had received and the resulting quality of life they were currently experiencing after dental implant treatment. This survey consisted of 23 questions which rated their happiness with emotional, professional, physical and sexual aspects of their lives.

Of course, the results came back in a landslide victory for dental implants. Nearly every single participant claimed to be happier with dental implants. According to Christine Debaz, the lead researcher on this project and also the person who interviewed each woman participating personally, women with dental implants reported a higher rating in all aspects of their lives.

However, the real interesting part of this study is women who chose to mitigate their tooth loss issues with dental implants reported the highest levels of happiness in both the emotional and sexual aspects of their lives. This, of course, is a stark contrast with the results gathered from women who had chosen to solve their tooth loss issues with alternative methods, like dental bridges or dentures. These women reported the lowest levels of happiness in those same categories.

Well, if that isn’t food for though, we don’t know what is.

Until next time readers, keep smiling.


The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and Dental Implants

Women's SoccerNow that the 2015 FIFA World Cup is officially in full swing people all over the world are going to be feeling the urge to get outside and play some soccer. This has got dental implants Greensboro, NC dentist Dr. Hatcher wondering if this means he and his staff will be receiving a sudden influx of people needing a dental implant due to a knocked out tooth.

We bet you are wondering what we mean by this. Well, it so happens that soccer is quite the physical sport. There is a reason for our concern. Just take a look at some of these statistics.

Nearly 5 million teeth are avulsed (knocked out) each year. Many of these teeth are lost during sporting activities. These facts have resulted in an annual $500 million dollars spent each year replacing missing teeth.

Even more concerning is the fact that according to an issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, a staggering 13-39% of all dental injuries, annually, are sports related in nature. The information that resulted in this study was gathered from reviewing reported dental injuries from all over the world in the last thirty years.


But that’s not all folks.

Yep, there’s more.

In American football, where the wearing of protective gear is mandatory, about 75% of players wear mouth guards. Now, that’s not so bad. 75% is pretty decent. It’s not great, but it’s not terrible either.

However, here’s the kicker (yes, pun intended).

In soccer, a sport that really has no uniform requirements for the use of protective gear, a staggering 7% of players choose to wear a mouthguard. The sport that has the least protective gear is the one people choose to wear less in. That seems crazy!

Soccer has almost the same amount of player to player contact as American football does. Granted American football is exponentially more violent, with intentional tackling and what not, soccer has its own form of tackling.

That form is Slide tackling, which happens when a player literally slides across the grass and in front of another player as they are running full speed ahead. This is a completely legal move in soccer, just so long as the intention was to knock the ball out of the other players control, and the player that performed the slide tackle did not have their cleats up and pointed at the other player’s body.

Regardless of their intentions, slide tackles often end in one player being hurtled forward and either landing on the other player or landing face first on the ground. Soccer players also often receive elbows to the mouth or have another player’s head accidentally smash into their mouth. Of course this is all in good sport and in the spirit of the game, however, this doesn’t make the threat to soccer player’s teeth any less serious. All of the above-mentioned things can result in a player’s tooth being knocked out.

So what does Dr. Nicolls suggest to those soccer fans ready to get out there and kick the ball around?

Wear a mouthguard for teeth’s sake! SHEESH!

Go team USA!

Until next time readers, keep rooting USA and keep smiling.


Getting A Leg Up on Bad Breath in Greensboro

bad breathOur dental implants patients are always thrilled with the results of their new smiles. So much so, in fact, that many of them find themselves harboring a newfound desire to go out and be social due to a boost in confidence. However, one concern always seems to accompany that desire to be social; the concern of having bad breath. Because of the frequency with which Dr. Hatcher and the rest of the staff members here at Triad Dentistry in Greensboro, NC are approached by patients looking for advice on how to best battle bad breath, we decided to do something about it. We have decided to make a post comprising the best day time bad breath battling techniques, none of which require a toothbrush!

Drink More Water

Often times when we suggest that our patients drink more water in order to battle bad breath we are met with strange stares. It seems many people are unaware of the role staying hydrated can play in the state of your breath throughout the day.

Water is a natural facilitator for the production of saliva in your mouth. It just so happens that water is your mouth’s natural defence against bacteria. When you stay hydrated you saliva does something amazing to bacteria. It has the ability to keep portions of the little bad breath causing soldiers temporarily suspended in a type of liquid prison. When you swallow, those portions of trapped bacteria are then sent down into your digestive tract. Your digestive tract is much better suited for effectively handling bacteria than your teeth and gums are.

To make a long story short, staying hydrated helps you mouth keeps its defences at their highest. A wet mouth means a mouth that is ready to do battle with bad breath causing bacteria. A bacteria population that is kept in check in your mouth means your breath will be all the less offensive. So the next time you are feeling thirsty, skip that third cup of coffee or that bottle of soda and reach for a glass of water. You’ll be surprised just how much it will help the state of your breath throughout the day.

Flash Clean With Mouthwash

If you are really looking to throw a wrench in the works of bad breath then carry around a travel size bottle of alcohol-free, antibacterial mouthwash with you.

After meals or snacks, if the urge to freshen your breath hits you, simply step into the nearest bathroom and give your mouth a quick swish. Mouthwash does two amazing things that can really help fight bad breath. On is it loosens trapped food particles that may be sitting in the spaces between your teeth. Those food particles, if left to sit, would soon turn to plaque. Plaque is one of the major causes of bad breath.

Mouthwash also has the ability to give your entire mouth a quick, overhaul flash cleaning. Bad breath causing bacteria do not just live on your teeth and gums. They actually thrive in all areas of your mouth, including your throat, cheeks and tongue. Believe it or not, your tongue is actually where most of the bacteria causing bad breath are setting up shop in your mouth.

Think of the bacteria in your mouth as being the flames in a campfire. Now think of mouthwash as a bucket of water. When you rinse with bacteria it’s like tossing a bucket of water over the flames in a blazing campfire. It may not put the fire entirely out and there are going to be hot coals left over that, if given the chance, will set fire again. These coals are the reason it’s very important to practice good oral hygiene by brushing regularly.

We hope these bad breath battle tactics have helped you out today.

Until Next time readers, keeps smiling.

Great Foods for Dental Implants in Greensboro

carrotToday the staff at Triad Dentistry and dental implants dentist Dr. Hatcher want to give you a few tips toward taking care of your dental implants in a way not many people think about; with your diet.

Our patients are always thrilled with the results of their new smiles due to dental implants. In facts, once the quick two-step process of implantation has been completed many patients, especially those financing their own treatment, seek out ways to care for their dental implants other than just brushing and flossing. Luckily there are various ways to care for dental implants, and nearly all the advice you have been given about caring for your natural teeth will apply to dental implants as well. The basic foundation for a successful dental implant is to maintain oral hygiene and a strong, healthy jawbone. That being said, one of the best ways to supplement these two factors is by examining the food you eat every day. If you are interested in caring for your teeth in more ways than just brushing and flossing, we suggest you take a quick look at this list of smile friendly foods.

Fruits and Veggies

Nope we’re not concerned with your waistline over here. When we suggest you eat more fruits and veggies we are doing so strictly with your teeth in mind. Fruits and veggies contain something called fiber. Fiber is a natural facilitator of saliva in your mouth. It just so happens that saliva is your mouth’s natural defence against bacteria.

When you eat fruits and veggies your mouth isn’t just watering because they taste so good. It’s watering because saliva is being made and that means bacteria is being trapped in that saliva. When you swallow, those portions of trapped bacteria are sent down into your digestive tract where they are dealt with properly. Your digestive system in much better equipped at properly handling bacteria than your teeth and gums are.

Foods Rich in Calcium

As stated above, your jawbone is one of the key factors in determining your dental implant’s success. As its name suggests, your jawbone is a bone. Calcium is a vitamin known to supplement the strength and health of bones. because of this fact, your jawbone, as well as your dental implant, will benefit from an increase of calcium in your daily diet.

Luckily there are plenty of foods that pack quite the calcium rich kick. Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are chock full of calcium. Even low-fat milk will do the trick.

of you happen to be lactose intolerant, fear not, there are still plenty of options available to you. Many non-dairy foods contain a ton of calcium. Broccoli, bok choy, collard greens and white beans are just a few. Calcium can also be taken in the form of a daily vitamin.

Regardless of how you choose to get more fruits, veggies and calcium into your daily diet your teeth and dental implants will thank you.

Until next time readers, keep smiling.


Beavers: Aiding Oral Health In Greensboro

A beaverDental implants Greensboro, NC dentist Dr. Hatcher is thrilled to present some fascinating new news which has made its way into the world of dentistry thanks to the world of biology. Thanks to an unlikely candidate, new and improved methods of tooth decay prevention may be on the rise.

Here at Triad Dentistry our dental implant patients are always thrilled with the results of their new smiles thanks to dental implants. This is a wonderful thing to be able to boast as a dental practice, as out main goal is to ensure everything in our power is done to help you and the rest of our patients smile.

However, that being said, Triad Dentistry is a dental practice first and foremost, which means our staff are dental professionals first and foremost. That means our other main goal is to ensure the happiness and continued health of our patients. That being said, if there existed a way to better help prevent our patients from ever needing dental implants due to decay in the first place, we would, of course, jump at it. Those of our patients who are having to finance their own dental implants would most likely jump at an opportunity like this as well.

Well, according to a report submitted by a group of researchers at a Northwestern University, a method like the one described above may not be out of reach. And it’s all thanks to beavers.

Yes, that’s correct. Beavers. Those furry little rodents with buck teeth and impressive dam building skills.

Now before you start to roll your eyes at just how ridiculous all of this sounds (because trust us, we almost did the same thing when we stumbled across the report) hear us out. We have a point, we swear.

Take a step back and think about something with us for a moment. What is it that beavers do all day exactly? Well, they swim in creeks, rivers and streams. They build dams. Anything else you can think of?

Where do you suppose they get the wood from to build those dams? They chew through tree trunks. For almost its entire life, a beaver will spent a large amount of time gnawing through incredibly hard substances like wood. On top of this, a beaver will never brush its teeth a single time and will never undergo any fluoride treatments aimed at strengthening the state of its enamel. Even so, a beaver will die with a strong set of teeth still firmly rooted in its mouth, all of which relatively unaffected by decay or enamel erosion.

So what exactly is going on here? Why don’t a beaver’s teeth decay and erode the same way a human’s would if they spent even a few days trying to chomp through wood? How and why did beavers win biology’s enamel lottery, and how can we cash in on some of those winnings for ourselves?

It appears that team of researchers from the previously mentioned Northwestern University felt just as cheated in biology’s teeth games as the staff here does at Triad Dentistry. So they went in search of answers, and boy did they find some. You could almost say they struck gold, only what they actually struck was iron. Iron and a little bit of magnesium to be exact. According to their report, these are the substances that are making beavers teeth so incredibly strong.



A beaver’s teeth are structured in layers of  hydroxylapatite “nanowires.” However, that’s not the special part (we have nanowires in the structure of our teeth as well). The special part is in the material surrounding those nanowires where trace of amorphous minerals rich in iron and magnesium can be found.

“A beaver’s teeth are chemically different from ours, not structurally different,” Derk Joester, the team’s leading researcher, explains. “Biology has shown us a way to improve our enamel. The strategy of what we call ‘grain boundary engineering’ — focusing on the area surrounding the nanowires — lights the way in which we could improve our current treatment with fluoride.”

well, would you look at that. It appears with a little more research and the help of science, humans may not be so far behind in the enamel strength Olympics. Of course, we wouldn’t hold our breath for the hope that humans will ever be able to chew through wood with the fury and skill of a beaver. But, we can definitely hold out hope that our teeth might be able to withstand decay a little more than they already do with current fluoride treatments.

Here’s to hoping.

Until next time guys, keep smiling.

Don’t Let Smoking Ruin Your Dental Implants

Our Greensboro, NC area patients know that smoking can damage their teeth to the point where they will need dental implants. One of the worst possible habits for your teeth that tends to result in treatment using dental implants in Greensboro is actually smoking. Not only does smoking lead to bad breath and severe tooth discoloration, but it can also raise your chances of developing a dangerous oral condition, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. And, if you smoke and are suffering from missing teeth, your habit can actually prevent you from seeking treatment with dental implants. Today, Dr. Steven Hatcher is blogging from Greensboro, NC to talk about how smoking can compromise your teeth to the point where they will need to be removed.

Quit Smoking in Order to Save Your Smile

During the dental implant procedure, an implant fixture, which makes up one of the three pieces of a dental implant, is placed in the empty spot left behind by your missing tooth. As it heals, a process called osseointegration works to fuse your implant fixture to your jawbone and gums, making it a permanent part of your oral anatomy. However, this integration can potentially be undermined by an inflammation of the tissue directly around the implant fixture. This is known as peri-implantitis and, while it can happen to any patient, the chances of it happening to a patient who smokes is simply much higher.

Part of the reason why smoking can prevent your dental implant treatment from succeeding is the fact that it can slow the circulation of blood in your body, making it much harder for your body to heal itself. The nicotine inside cigarettes can also damage the various tissues that make up your jaw, teeth, gums, and facial muscles. As a result of this damage, it is possible for your habit to end up costing you even more teeth, which you may not be able to treat using dental implants.

Smoking has also been shown to increase the rate at which your jawbone deteriorates, which is a problem you may already be dealing with if you have lost a tooth. This deterioration can have many cosmetic effects on your face, as the jawbone plays a large part in supporting your facial structure. For instance, patients suffering from jawbone deterioration tend to experience hollow cheeks, resulting in a “sunken appearance”. It is also common for the skin directly around your jawline to prematurely wrinkle. Because of these two defects, patients suffering from jawbone deterioration tend to be described as appearing aged or unhealthy.

Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Hatcher

It is for the reasons above that we recommend you give up smoking before pursuing treatment with dental implants. Not only can the habit increase your chances of losing even more teeth, but it can compromise the healing period of the dental implant process, resulting in your treatment failing. If you would like to learn more about how smoking affects your oral health, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Steven Hatcher, today. We eagerly await hearing from you soon!

Foods for Dental Implant Patients

Our Greensboro, NC area patients know that some foods will be better for their healing dental implants than others. One of the first questions we tend to get after a successful dental implant procedure is “what can I eat?” While it is true that dental implants are fully capable of chewing any and every food you may want to throw at them, they do require a little time to heal before they are ready to go. Because of this, you will want to avoid foods that are hard or chewy. Fortunately, there are still many great foods that you can eat while your implants heal. Today, Dr. Steven Hatcher is blogging from Greensboro, NC to talk about some of the foods your healing dental implants will be able to handle.

Good Foods for Healing Dental Implants

Even though you will have to give up some foods, there are still many great options for your upcoming meals that are soft enough for your healing dental implants to handle. Some of these foods include:


There are many cheeses that are naturally soft enough to eat with your healing implant. Cheeses such as brie and manchego are both tasty and soft, making them a great treat for a snack here and there. You can also continue to eat harder cheeses, so long as you are sure to melt them first.


Yogurt is a great meal option because it is naturally soft and creamy, making it perfect for your new dental implant. Yogurt also comes in a large variety of different flavors, making it easy to find a flavor that fits your tastes.


Not only are eggs a great source of protein, but, when cooked, they are soft enough for your healing implants to handle. Eggs can also be made in a variety of different ways, making it easy to keep them feeling fresh and new. They are also a common ingredient, being important to a lot of different meals you may want to try.


Our patients recovering from their dental implant procedure tend to gravitate towards soup for their meals. Not only is soup soft enough to eat, but the warmth also tends to make our patients feel better. Like yogurt, soup also comes in many different flavors, making it easy to find one that you will like.

Soft Grains

Soft grains also make a great option for your healing dental implants. Cooked oatmeal, oat bran, and cream of wheat are all great meals you can eat with your new implants. These meals can also be spruced up with other tasty items, such as peanut butter, cinnamon, and berries.

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation in Greensboro

Just because you will have to give up some of the good stuff while you wait for your dental implants to heal, doesn’t mean that you have months of dull meals ahead of you. There are still many great foods that you will be able to experiment with during this time. If you would like to learn more about which foods you should and shouldn’t eat with a healing dental implant, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Steven Hatcher, today.