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Protecting Your Teeth While On A Vegan Diet

Posted on 2/15/2020 by Office
Protecting Your Teeth While On A Vegan DietThe vegan diet has become a popular choice among health-conscious people. The benefits that it comes with is among the top reasons for its rising popularity. While this diet might be great for your health, it can actually expose your teeth to dental conditions.

In fact, research shows that people who shifted to the vegan diet tend to experience the deterioration of their oral health. In most cases, this can be attributed to both the loss of calcium in their diet as well as poor oral hygiene.

Here is how to maintain your teeth under this diet:

Pick Foods Rich In Calcium And Vitamin D

At their core, calcium and vitamin D tend to be great foods for strengthening bones and teeth. Sadly, they are mainly found in animal-based foods. Since you are avoiding anything animal-based, you will be depriving your teeth of these two minerals, unless you look for alternative sources of the nutrient. Also, be sure to also take foods that contain nutrients that make the absorption of calcium easy. Such nutrients include vitamins A, D, and K.

Take Care Of Your Teeth

Regardless of your diet, your oral hygiene practices will determine the extent to which you can maintain a healthy dentition. As a result, you should brush your teeth after every meal and rinse it with mouthwash. Also, remember to floss your teeth. However, it might be counterproductive to brush your teeth after taking acidic foods. This is because the acid in the foods makes your enamel weak, and brushing will weaken it some more. Instead, rinse your teeth for some time before brushing them, to avoid this effect.

Your food choices have to be geared towards oral hygiene. Be sure to pick foods that contain the right nutrients for a healthy dentition. In case you notice any dental issues down the line, be sure to contact us for advice.
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