The keto diet might be effective for weight loss, but it has been known to cause bad breath. What chemicals are involved and what might your dentist suggest to combat this condition?
– You’ll produce less saliva on the keto diet, this is a common culprit.
– Release of chemicals such as sulphur compounds and acetone have likewise been linked.
– Always practice the proper oral hygiene techniques to avoid this decidedly dubious condition of bad breath.
“Classic bad breath is caused by volatile sulphur compounds, or VSCs.”
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Anthony Bendkowski (GDC No. 57249)
Anthony Bendkowski or ‘Ben’ to his team, is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery.
He has over twenty five years of experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses, as well as lecturing on business skills for successful implant practice for a number of years. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and an examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Clinically Ben undertakes all aspects of implant treatment, including Teeth in a Day/All on 4 surgery, aesthetic anterior tooth replacement, and complex cases involving extensive bone reconstruction.
In his spare time he is a keen pilot and can regularly be seen flying his vintage WW II aircraft in airshows. Ben also enjoys playing guitar badly with a local band, ‘Leaky Tap’.