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Is The Paleo Diet Good For Your Oral Health?
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Barbara Ketchum
The Paleo diet has become quite popular in the recent past. Under this diet, people prefer meats and vegetables to grains and dairy. However, whenever you are choosing to walk a certain nutritional path, you need to identify how it will affect your overall health, including your teeth. The good thing with the Paleo diet is that it exposes your teeth to low in simple carbohydrates and is almost deficient of enamel busting sugars. This leads to less plaque, fewer chances of cavities as well as a healthy balance of oral bacteria. But this doesn't signify that the diet is completely effective for your oral health. It can actually expose you to a variety of oral conditions. The Downside Of The Paleo DietIdeally, the Paleo diet could easily lead to a drop in your levels of calcium intake. Calcium is essential to the development of healthy bones and teeth. Without it in the body, your teeth could be susceptible to breaking and cracking from even the slightest of impacts. Also, the diet might increase the activity of bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria tend to break down proteins and, in the process, excrete volatile Sulphur compounds into your mouth. A high protein diet, like the Paleo diet, kicks these bacteria into overdrive, which can easily result in bad breath. What To Do Luckily, you can avoid the downsides of this diet. First, you need to invest in foods rich in calcium that are in line with your Paleo diet. If you must, you can use calcium supplements. As for the bad breath and the bacteria, oral hygiene will be enough. Be sure to brush your teeth constantly and floss properly. This ensures that the Sulphur produced by bacteria doesn't damage your teeth. The Paleo diet certainly has its benefits for your teeth's health. It is these minor setbacks that need to be handled. Consider the tips above to keep your teeth healthy while on a diet....

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