Call Us 603.880.5151

Blog

Request a Dental Appointment

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Make Appointment

What Vegetarians Need to Know for Good Oral Health

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 | Posted by | Posted in diet


We all have different prerogatives when discussing food choices. One of the major forms of food prerogatives nowadays is becoming a vegetarian. Some of us choose this lifestyle but do we ever see any consequences associated with it? In terms of dental health, there are some concerns related to being a vegetarian.

With this special diet, there are fat and cholesterol issues associated with it, there has been incidents where “nutritional deficiencies” can be revealed in exams. If maintained properly, the vegetarian diet works fine, and rarely dental issues occur, but if not, it could affect oral health in various ways. Specifically, those who “do not consume any food from animals often experience deficiencies in calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B, proteins, or riboflavin. If eating a balanced diet composed of grains, legumes, proteins, and fruits and vegetables it is possible to get all of the nutrients necessary, but if not other problems could occur.

One issue that could arise from lack of a balanced diet includes being at risk for poor gum health, leading to gingivitis, or periodontal disease, because of the lack of vitamin D and calcium. The teeth become softer without these two things present, again making your teeth more “susceptible for decay.” If need be, it is suggested by dentist ad oral health experts for vegetarians to seek additional health help at a nutritionist to properly lay out what exactly their bodies need in order to maintain their health. If you are a vegetarian, let your dentist know, especially if experiencing any of the symptoms associated with gum disease.

http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=n&iid=315&aid=1273

603.880.5151

0 Profile Circle | Nashua, NH 03063 | 603.880.5151

Blog|
Request an Appointment
To book an appointment please feel free to call us 603.880.5151 or complete the form below.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Terms and Conditions

Here at Nashua Dental Group, we work diligently to protect our patient's rights and privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what HIPAA has identified as electronically protected information (ePHI). Unfortunately, despite the best efforts we make or take, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the box, and electronically making an appointment, you understand that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Nashua Dental Group will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may not illegally intercept this communication. As a result of continuing, you are sending this transmission and accepting the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. As an alternative, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.