Vegetarians Have Better Gums, Worse Dental Health

Vegetarians Have Better Gums, Worse Dental Health

Fruits and veggies are good for one’s health but a recent study on vegetarians show that while they tend to have healthier gums than their meat-eating counterparts, their dental health is worse.

A total of 200 patients—100 vegetarians and 100 non-vegetarians—were examined and it was discovered that while vegetarians had ‘low bleeding on probing of gums’ (a test result that signifies good gum health), those who participated in the study had more decayed teeth and suffered more from dental erosion than the non-vegetarians.

Read more about the study here: Periodontal conditions in vegetarians: a clinical study

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