Due to health concerns about fat and high cholesterol many people have either became a vegetarian or been eating a more vegetarian diet. However, there are sometimes nutritional deficiencies that can result and may reveal themselves during dental exams. Your dentist should be advised if you are a vegetarian or on a vegetarian diet. Even though most adult vegetarians are very knowledgeable about nutrition and maintain their diets in a proper fashion, children however need a well balanced and nutritionally complete diet for proper growth. The potential for deficiencies is greatest among children and teenagers who put themselves on vegetarian diets without knowing enough about their nutritional needs.