This can cause their teeth to go from being totally or even relatively healthy, to something that will leave them worried about what their dentist is going to say.
Ways of Avoiding Tooth Damage When You Switch to a Raw Diet
Switching from eating three square meals each day over to a constant grazing style of diet can wreak havoc on your teeth. Your teeth never get a break from eating things, and the bacteria that your mouth needs from the saliva never really gets a chance to neutralize the foods in your mouth. The best way to avoid this is to do your best to eat regular meals each day and minimize the grazing as much as you can.
Another issue with a raw diet is that most people eat foods that are stickier than before the swap, such as dehydrated fruits. Those foods then get stuck between teeth, and leave residue behind that can cause decay. If you are eating these types of sticky foods, make sure you brush and floss as soon as you are done eating to get the residue off of your teeth.
Having a raw diet does not mean that you are bound to have nothing but decay and dentures in your future. You just have to make sure that you are taking care of your teeth the right way. If you eat right and take care of your teeth right, having a raw diet is far more likely to leave you with better health than anything else.
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