A survey carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation has shown how fad diets could be having an adverse impact on the oral health of Brits.
It showed that a third of UK adults do not spend the recommended amount of time brushing their teeth each day and the advent of fad diets, such as the maple syrup diet, means large amounts of sugar are not being cleaned from the tooth surface.
As a result, there are growing levels of tooth decay – especially for young women, for whom these diets are more popular.
Elsewhere, Dr Robert Macgregor – a Canadian dental professional – recently stated that smoking can lead to an array of problems, most of which will impact on the gums, as well as weakening the mouth’s defences against other oral health issues.
As such, he warned smokers to quit the habit, as it could be causing untold problems to their oral health.