Keto diet and Oral Health
No doubt you have seen and heard about people losing weight on the popular diet. Every time we hear about trendy diets, we are the first to question, how they will influence your oral health. Are the keto diet and oral health well-matched? Although you may not think of a diet that focuses on weight loss as being beneficial to oral health. Healthy food may be the best oral care. Researchers discovered that low carb and low sugar diet that increases ketosis production can lower tartar buildup, cavities, and gum disease by more than 50% to assure. Your smile is always camera ready. The keto diet is a very low carb, high-fat diet, think meat, fish, cheese, nuts, and carp vegetables. Noticeably absent? Sugarless sugar in yours? Your dentist says “yes please” in fact eating less sugar can lead to fewer bacteria on your teeth and mouth which in itself is better for your teeth and gums. Carbohydrates provide bacteria that produce acid and plaque in the mouth which cause demineralization. This leads to cavities and tooth decay. By limiting the consumption of carbs, the creation of acid erosion on the teeth is further decreased. Ketosis is an abnormal metabolic process where the burns fat and increase the level of acids called ketones. Enhanced ketone production has been shown to positive effects on oral health. While many people love the idea of better oral health there is one connection between the keto diet and oral health that you may not love is keto breath. Keto breath usually has acetone or fruity smell unless accompanied by bacteria in the mouth, then it can have an even more unpleasant smell, commonly referred to as “dragon breath”. How to prevent keto breath? Some people on the ketogenic diet never encounter keto breath. For those who do, the odor can be troublesome. But keto breath is temporary. Drinking lots of water your body flushes acetone and ketones from your system through urination. Less intake of protein and consumption of healthy fats like, nuts, avocados, olive oil may improve your breath. Lastly important is to keep a practice of good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth twice a day and daily flossing.