The Effects of a Vegetarian Diet on Your Teeth

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You’ve probably heard about many of the trends that have become popular lately—or that have been popular in recent history. For example, you’ve probably heard about vegan diets, gluten free diets, the atkins diet, and several others. As you know, these diets can have a different effect on your body, but did you know that they can affect your teeth as well? For example, do you know how a vegetarian diet can affect your teeth?

As you probably know, a vegetarian diet doesn’t include any meat. People who follow this diet also tend to avoid their sugar consumption and alcohol intake, and usually drink more water than most people do. Similarly, vegetarians are usually very aware of how food will impact their bodies.

Still, many people miss vitamin D3 when they follow a vegetarian diet. Vegetarians may also be deficient in calcium, which can have a major impact on their teeth. For example, the lack of these two ingredients can lead to an increased risk of gum disease, mostly because your teeth may soften, making them more prone to cavities and decay.

Overall, a well-balanced diet can help your teeth stay healthy and strong for years to come. If you’re interested in following a vegetarian diet, we recommend eating plenty of fruits, grains, and legumes. If you do this, and enjoy other foods with vitamin D and calcium, you can enjoy the benefits of a vegetarian diets as well as a beautiful, healthy smile. However, please remember that if you do follow any good diet, you can enjoy a strong smile and a healthy body.

If you are concerned about your diet, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dentist, Dr. Joseph Neeley, and our team will gladly examine your mouth suggest anything you should consider doing to enjoy an even healthier smile. To schedule an appointment with us, just call Barton Oaks Dental Group at 512-327-6947. We are eager to receive you call.