You probably know that a diet can affect your health. Similarly, you probably know that a diet can affect your teeth—but do you know what a vegetarian diet could do to your teeth? Unfortunately, a vegetarian diet can lack some of the nutrition you need, which could eventually harm your teeth or gums. However, if you’re careful, a vegetarian diet can have its advantages.
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.
Unfortunately, while many vegetarians may be aware of what they’re putting into their body, many are also not aware of what they could be missing. You see, if you follow a vegetarian diet, it could be extremely difficult to get enough calcium or vitamin D3 in your diet. Sadly, if you lack these crucial nutrients, you could be more susceptible to tooth decay and cavities because your teeth could soften. Similarly, this issue could also lead to gum disease.
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. David Sudimack, 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 David Sudimack at 575-522-7320. We are eager to receive you call.