Flower Mound Dentist Explains How Carbs Affect the Breath
Posted on 7/31/2019 by Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA
Flower Mound, TX - Being careful about what you eat and reducing carbohydrates from your diet are important ways of taking care of yourself. However, Flower Mound dentist Dr. Jonathan Golab points out that the absence of carbs in your diet can cause bad breath. "Ketones are the culprit," says Dr. Golab. "They are produced when the body burns fat, rather than carbohydrates, for energy. Foods high in protein can also aid in the production of smelly sulfur compounds in the mouth." This kind of bad breath is not an oral hygiene issue, but there are some things you can do to improve the smell. "Drinking more water, chewing sugarless gum, and munching on parsley are all very helpful," advises Dr. Golab, a Flower Mound teeth whitening provider. Increase your oral hygiene by brushing and flossing after each meal.
Also use a tongue scraper (your toothbrush can do the trick) and try "Closys II" rinse, found in some drug stores. The idea behind low carbohydrate diets is really eliminating refined sugars, such as those found in candy, soda, sweets, bread, pasta, and starchy foods such as potatoes and corn. "Eating natural fruits and vegetables (yes, vegetables are carbohydrates) is the healthy way to keep carbs in your diet," explains Dr. Golab, a Flower Mound dentistry provider. Your brain needs carbohydrates to function. Just eat the right kinds.
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