Summer Foods That Won't Affect Dental Implants

Summer Foods That Won't Affect Your New Dental Implants
Posted on 07/02/2018

For more than 30 years, Dr. Robert Burks has been helping to craft healthy, beautiful smiles for patients young and old in Winter Springs, FL. From cosmetic dentistry and crowns to Invisalign and dental implants, Dr. Burks is skilled and experienced at treating a variety of dental issues. Your family dentist understands that great oral health can translate into great overall health.

Once you receive treatment such as dental implants, we want to make sure you are taking great care of your new teeth. That means making sure you eat healthy foods that won’t affect your new implants. Here are a few of our favorite healthy summer recipes that will be easy on your implants!

Pepperoni Pizza Wraps

This twist on traditional pizza will liven up your taste buds, and offers a quick snack for on-the-go.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick light string cheese
  • 1 medium-large high-fiber flour tortilla with about 110 calories
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • Dash Italian seasoning
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash onion powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup canned stewed tomatoes, roughly chopped, patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
  • 6 pieces turkey pepperoni, chopped

Directions:

  1. Set toaster oven to highest setting.
  2. Break string cheese into thirds and put in a blender or food processor-blend at high speed until cheese takes on a shredded or grated consistency. (Or just tear string cheese into pieces and roughly chop.) Set aside.
  3. Place tortilla on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 10 seconds, or until just warm. Evenly spread sauce onto the center of the tortilla, and sprinkle with a dash of each of the spices. Top with spinach, stewed tomatoes, Parm-style topping, chopped turkey pepperoni, and shredded/grated string cheese.
  4. Wrap tortilla up like a burrito, folding the sides in first, and then rolling it up from the bottom. Place wrap on a microwave-safe plate, seam side down, and warm in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  5. Transfer wrap to the toaster oven and cook until hot on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside, about 3 minutes. Dig in!

Source: foodnetwork.com

Five-Minute Lemon Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

Raspberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe For People with New Dental Implants

This tasty and refreshing yogurt recipe only uses four ingredients! It’s healthy, sweet, delicious and so easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt (regular)
  • 12 oz. frozen raspberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Directions:

  1. To a blender, add greek yogurt, raspberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately or for a more solid consistency place in an airtight container and put in freezer for one to two hours. Serve!

Source: joyfulhealthyeats.com

Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Fire up the Winter Springs BBQ grill and try out this delicious recipe! Its combination of sweet and hot makes it one of our favorites! And, it’s nice a soft on your new dental implants!

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 4 limes, divided
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • kosher salt
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 c. chopped pineapple
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Make Marinade: In a large bowl, whisk together the juice of 3 limes, olive oil, 1/4 cup cilantro and honey and season with salt.
  2. Add chicken to a large Ziploc bag or baking dish and pour over marinade. Let marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours, or up to overnight.
  3. When ready to grill, heat grill to high. Oil grates and add chicken, then grill until charred, 8 minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together pineapple, avocado, red onion, remaining lime juice, and remaining tablespoon cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon salsa over chicken and serve.

Source: delish.com

Missing A Tooth? Get Dental Implants Today!

If you have a tooth that’s missing, damaged or causing your pain, give Dr. Burks a call at (407) 327-2030 and schedule your first appointment. You will be greeted by Dr. Burks and his team of professionals. Your Winter Park family dentist will evaluate your concerns and recommend one of the many treatment options available to you. Be sure to let us know how you liked the summer recipes above when you visit!