It may be a small price to pay for losing weight and feeling better but nobody wants to suffer bad breath in order to achieve their targets. That, unfortunately, is exactly what can happen when following the Keto diet. A ketogenic diet involves eating meat, fish, eggs and natural fats which are all low in carbohydrates.

Eating large amounts of low-carb foods produces acetone which releases odours, variously described as:

– Metallic

– Like ammonia

– Like rotten fruit

While a low-carb diet has no adverse effects on teeth it is wise to inform your dentist who can “treat your bad-breath situation” and more information can be found at

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.