Keto Diet and Bad Breath

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthLow-carbohydrate keto diets are popular for losing weight and lowering blood sugar. However, they often cause keto breath, with a distinct acetone or ammonia-like smell and different from typical halitosis.
Key takeaways:
– As our body burns up fat stores, the liver produces ketones.
– Patients mention a metallic taste, or a smell similar to rotten fruit.
– Our body releases waste ketones when we urinate or breathe out.
It is essential to keep up with oral hygiene: brushing at least twice a day, flossing and using mouthwash to protect the teeth.
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