Dieting ‘bad for teeth’
As men and women all over the world aim to lose weight as part of their new year’s resolutions, they may be unaware that dieting can ruin their teeth.
Celebrity gossip magazine femalefirst has warned that many diets affect the body’s mineral deposits and produce acid that weakens the teeth and bones.
"That’s bad news for all of us hoping to have a Hollywood beach body and the dazzling set of teeth to match it," it reports.
Expert nutritional therapist Suzy Grant and Dr Henry Clover, the chief dental adviser for Denplan, recommend drinking water, tea and low-fat milk for calcium and to prevent plaque.
Health foods which will benefit the teeth are listed as cherries, apples, fish, nuts, seeds and pulses.
However, those looking for a bright smile are advised to stay away from junk food, wine and heavily coloured Indian food.
The Telegraph recently reported that the festive season was the perfect time to address dental issues and recommended those who were unhappy with their smile to visit a cosmetic dentist.Join this Discussion