Your Las Vegas Dentist on How Dieting Damages Your Oral Health
A healthy diet to shed the excess weight is always a good idea, but the type of diet you choose is critical to your overall health as well as the health of your teeth. Choosing a “fad” diet or crash-dieting can not only have detrimental effects on your body but also on your teeth and mouth.
With the low or no carb dieting route you might find that your breath takes on an unusual scent, much like the acetone that is found in nail polish remover. This ‘might be’ a sign of ketosis that comes when there is a lack of carbs in the body. Carbohydrates are essential for fueling the body and when there is lack, the body begins to burn ‘fats’ instead, which is the objective. When no or low carb dieting goes to the extreme and ketosis, too many ketones are in the body, occurs then the body burns muscle instead of fat and fatigue and perhaps damage to the heart can occur.