Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:41
If you want improved oral health, become a vegetarian.
A new study from German researchers indicates that vegetarians have better dental health than their meat-eating counterparts. The Department of Conservative Dentistry, Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry at the Hannover Medical School showed that vegetarians have healthier gums than meat eaters. The study also demonstrated that vegetarians are at a reduced risk for tooth loss, bleeding and inflamed gums.
On the other hand, the study showed that vegetarians don’t visit the dentist as often as meat eaters. This could be the reason why vegetarians have more cases of dental decay.