From: lisette ( -18.104.22.168)
Subject: Re: veganism and dental health
Date: May 7, 2012 at 7:21 am PST
In Reply to: veganism and dental health posted by ivory on April 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm:
I'm not a dietician, but I've been vegan for 27 years and am in a medical field...here's what I can tell you. Your dental health is a product partly of oral hygeine, partly of diet, and mostly of genetics. You do not say if dental issues run in your family. A well balanced, not-too-much-sugar, lots-of-fresh-whole-foods vegan diet is quite healthy for teeth and gums. You do need to get enough vitamin D, calcium and B12, all of which are easily available in supplements or in fortified soy milk, OJ, and other fortified foods. Good oral hygeine is a must, but that's true for anyone. ANd if you drink soda, stop. Your mom was right - the stuff does in fact rot your teeth! Actually, it leaches calcium out of your bones, too, so soda, whether regular or diet, is a recipe for osteoporosis as well as dental problems.
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