In the age of fitness and slimming down many people are jumping on the low carb diet trend. Howeverx as dieters shed the pounds they may also start having bad breath issues.
Low-carb diets work by limiting the amount of carbohydrates ingested, which allows the body to burn stored fat instead of carbohydrates. When the body burns fat as fuel, chemicals called ketones are produced. These ketones are released in the breath and urine and may result in halitosis. Ketones aren’t the only bad breath culprit for this diet. The types of foods ingested also play a role.