A lot of our patients don’t eat meat. There are dozens of completely noble and sound reasons to skip the animal-based proteins, and health benefits, too, like a reduced chance for high blood pressure and cancer! Some people eat vegetarian diets to control their weight.
But since vegetarians may be at a higher risk for gum disease, if you’re a vegetarian or you’re thinking about it, check in with your Westfield dentist about how to protect your oral health next time you’re here.
For the vegetarian newbies, some definitions are in order.
For all types of vegetarians, but vegans especially, it can be difficult to get enough calcium and vitamin D in the diet.
That’s why we recommend taking a few of the following steps:
Still Have Questions?
No problem. Come see us next time you’re near by and talk to us about how to protect your oral health if you’re a vegetarian. And remember, while web research is an important starting place, it’s best to work in concert with your health professionals including your Westfield dentist, your general practitioner, and any specialists you see to ensure a balanced vegetarian diet.
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