Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health

Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health




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DESCRIPTION: Those eating more sour fruit may risk greater erosion of their tooth enamel (especially if teeth are brushed in a softened state), but there’s a simple solution. That was a long one! Normally I’d split it up across a few videos into a series but I didn’t want to leave people hanging. And I figure they’re easier to share with friends and family if it’s all packaged into one video. Well almost all–for other aspects of oral health check out the previous video Plant-Based Diets: Oral Health (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-diets-oral-health/).

What’s so great about citrus? I’ve got a bunch of interesting videos coming down the pike, but there are a few on the site already that hint at the benefits: Preventing Strokes with Diet, Fat Burning Via Flavonoids (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fat-burning-via-flavonoids/), and Boosting Heart Nerve Control (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/boosting-heart-nerve-control/).

Anything else people eating healthy diets should be aware of? The most important consideration is vitamin B12. See my blog posts Vitamin B12: how much, how often? (http://nutritionfacts.org/2011/08/30/3964/) and Vegan B12 deficiency: putting it into perspective (http://nutritionfacts.org/2011/08/25/vegan-b12-deficiency-putting-it-into-perspective/).

I imagine there are those not happy with my mention of the F word, but I am not convinced by the concerns that have been raised about fluoride (see my Ask the Doctor answer The dangers of fluoride (tap water fluoridation)? http://nutritionfacts.org/questions/the-dangers-of-fluoride/), though it may be possible to get too much in tea, especially for children. See my video Overdosing on Tea (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/overdosing-on-tea/).

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-diets-dental-health/ and he’ll try to answer it!

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