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Is An All-Raw Diet Good For Your Teeth?

Posted on 11/10/2017 by Boeckel
Vegetables Lisa Gitelson, DMD OR 97224-3790
The all raw diet may seem very much like a good idea. After all, it focuses on the very things that our bodies need a lot of.

These include fruits, vegetables and various grains as well as nuts. It often means that you will be taking in a lot less refined sugar.

So, naturally, many people believe that this is overall a much better option health wise.

However, there are certain risks that an all raw diet can pose to your teeth and this is something that patients should be aware of.

The All Raw Diet and the Problems It Poses to Dental Health

While many people view the all raw diet as a detox, it is important to remember a couple of things. Animals generally have much sturdier and robust teeth than humans. This is because they have literally been eating unrefined foods for all of history.

Humans, on the other hand, have been eating refined, processed and cultivated foods for thousands of years. Over time, the resistance of our teeth has declined considerably.

This often means that foods which may have been fine for our ancestors to eat all the time can end up damaging our teeth if we overdo it. Cooked foods are generally a lot softer and therefore provide fewer risks to the enamel of the tooth. Nuts and hard vegetables like carrots will pose greater risks of cracking and wearing down the teeth.

If you are someone who is prone to grinding your teeth, this will also end up proving to be a greater risk. If you want to find out more about what you can do for your physical and dental health, do not worry.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 985-8945 today.

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