When looking to lose weight, many people turn to quick fad diets. While juice cleanses and raw food diets offer quick results, they can also damage your teeth and gums. Dr. Diep Truong explains why you should be wary of any fad diets that promise quick results as these can increase your risk of cavities.
The Negative Impacts of Juice Diets
Juice cleanses and raw food diets both involve eating or drinking lots of fruits and fresh vegetables. While this may seem at first glance like a more healthy lifestyle, a diet that cuts out other foods and focuses primarily on fruit exposes your teeth to a very high amount of sugar. Soon, the enamel coating your teeth can become weakened. This allows bacteria to reach the layers of tooth structure beneath the enamel and cause cavities to form. While you may lose a few pounds, you can also increase your risk of cavities, infections and potentially even adult tooth loss.
If you want to lose weight, you should eat healthier and exercise. While a good diet involves eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, these should always be part of a balanced diet. For a healthy smile, we recommend a balanced approach to dieting instead of a juice cleanse or a raw food fad diet.
Tips for Protecting Your Teeth
Protecting your smile from tooth decay is as simple as maintaining good dental habits. Each day, you should brush your teeth twice and floss at least once. This helps cleanse your mouth of sugars and other starches. We also suggest receiving a dental cleaning at least once every six months, which allows Dr. Truong to remove plaque and brighten your smile, which reduces your cavity-risk. If you would like to schedule a cleaning, then feel free to contact our office today.
About Your Dallas, TX Dentist:
Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).