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    Does Primal Eating Cause Dental Plaque?

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    I'm not ready to blame this on the PB yet, but I went to the dentist today to have my teeth cleaned, for the first time since going primal and there was considerably more plaque than last time, which was before I went primal.

    Wondering what others' experiences may have been with this.

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    What do you eat in a day? Low carb tends to produce less plaque, if I'm not mistaken.
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    I haven't been to the dentist since going primal, but at the end of the day, my teeth feel much, much cleaner than they did while I was eating the SAD. They also aren't nearly as sensitive to hot or cold things.

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    I eat eggs, nuts, meat, veggies, fruit, whole yoghurt, more or less what Mark suggests. A little chocolate sometimes, 85 percent. Recently reintroduced potatoes, since I was getting too thin, and was a little low on energy. I probably ought to cut back on the nuts, even though I'm doing far less of them than when I first started this thing. edit: oh yeah, bananas, about one a day.

    I drink some cherry juice, unsweetened, but still sweet, for my gout.

    My teeth are also less sensitive; I noticed that strongly when the dentist tech was scraping them today.

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    I've actually found it to be quite the opposite. Far less plaque, and no cavities for the first time in many checkups.

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    Yes, I've found quite the opposite too. I always could scrape off bunches of plaque every 2-3 weeks, but now I can't find a single scrap of the stuff. Last checkup I got my best cleaning score ever, and I hadn't changed anything about how I brush.

    I eat a reasonable number of nuts, dairy...very similar to what you listed. I only brush and floss once a day.
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    Shouldn't have been. I no longer have to brush my teeth. Drives the dentist crazy.
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    To the OP - if you are an anomaly than so am I. I also feel my teeth are more 'fuzzy' than in my old non-meat eating days. I have also developed a sensitivity to hard foods on a couple of my teeth on one side where I didn't have one before.

    Don't know, but I am working on getting in the habit of brushing more often than before to offset the difference....and crunching on the other side of my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Shouldn't have been. I no longer have to brush my teeth. Drives the dentist crazy.
    Yeah, I can imagine that Grok didn't have toothpaste or anything. IIRC, the WAP foundation stresses the good teeth they found in hunter/gatherer types.

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    I can only speak from my own experience. I was a strict vegetarian for over two years and during that time I had lots of trouble with my teeth... very weak... fillings falling out and so on. Since switching to a paleo/primal diet I haven't had a single visit to the dentist for almost a year now. It could be merely a coincidence, but I somehow don't think so.

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