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.
However, while following a vegetarian lifestyle can offer many benefits, there are a few things that you should be careful about. For instance, did you know that many vegetarians don’t get enough vitamin D3 or enough calcium in their diet? While this may not seem like a major concern, the lack of these two key nutrients will soften your teeth over time. This will make your teeth more susceptible to cavities and tooth 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. John P. Poovey, 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 JP Dental and Implant Center at 970-243-2025. We are eager to receive you call.