Thursday, January 7, 2021

Keto Breath? What Is It?

 You most likely have heard of the Keto Diet. If you haven't, this is a low card, no sugar, and high-fat diet. 

If you are on this diet/lifestyle, your dentist is probably praising you. This is because the less sugar that is eaten, means healthier teeth and gums. 

On the other hand, it can cause halitosis (bad breath). Luckily this is usually temporary. Since the body is not used to using the extra ketones your body is producing. Once your body has adjusted, the halitosis should subside. 

There are a few remedies that you can try to help reduce the keto breath:

  • Stay hydrated with water
  • Eat less protein
  • Brush and floss regularly
  • Keep breath mints on hand
  • Slightly increase carb intake
Most importantly, be patient, it should subside shortly!

If after a month and no relief of keto breath, you should contact your dentist for an exam. There could be something else going on.

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