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    I have not used toothpaste for 2 weeks now. I have been eating sugar (fruit and dark chocolate) my teeth still look good. However I am very scared for the dentist now but excited as well. Should I brush my teeth with baking soda once in a while?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    I am so hoping this is true for me. I never had a problem with bad breath until I went primal. I am in the process of adding resistant starches and probiotics to my diet in hopes of fixing whatever has changed in my gut.
    Is it possible you are in ketosis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    I have not used toothpaste for 2 weeks now. I have been eating sugar (fruit and dark chocolate) my teeth still look good. However I am very scared for the dentist now but excited as well. Should I brush my teeth with baking soda once in a while?
    You should brush your teeth with baking soda daily especially if you are eating sugar. Yikes people. This all natural stuff can get taken to an extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    You should brush your teeth with baking soda daily especially if you are eating sugar. Yikes people. This all natural stuff can get taken to an extreme.
    Oh, great, well I hope I don't have cavities all over now
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    I am so hoping this is true for me. I never had a problem with bad breath until I went primal. I am in the process of adding resistant starches and probiotics to my diet in hopes of fixing whatever has changed in my gut.
    Quote Originally Posted by jammies View Post
    Is it possible you are in ketosis?
    I doubt it. Carbs are 75-150g/day. Until recently, that was mostly from yogurt and fruit. I often eat a late breakfast, giving me a total fast time of 14-15hrs, so I may slip into ketosis occasionally, I guess, but it's not a regular thing.

    According to my DD, my breath was getting better over the holidays when I was eating a ton of Christmas cookies, lol. That suggests to me that it really is a gut issue and I need to find some other balance that doesn't include half my calories from cookies. I am working on more starch, fermented veggies and occasional kombucha. We'll see.
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    Baking soda is very harsh and should be used rarely.

    Here is a link that may help. My DH and I have been following Dr Ellie's system for a while with great results.

    Dr. Ellie - Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalimar View Post
    Baking soda is very harsh and should be used rarely.

    Here is a link that may help. My DH and I have been following Dr Ellie's system for a while with great results.

    Dr. Ellie - Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye
    My dentist recommends baking soda. Dr Ellie is selling a system of products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalimar View Post
    Baking soda is very harsh and should be used rarely.

    Here is a link that may help. My DH and I have been following Dr Ellie's system for a while with great results.

    Dr. Ellie - Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye
    Laboratory assessment of tooth whitening by sodi... [J Clin Dent. 1998] - PubMed - NCBI

    There is also another dentifrice test done for abrasiveness in which baking soda placed dead last.

    Hydrogen peroxide may also be used to whiten teeth, but I prefer coconut oil pulling. I also rub xylitol and or white sugar on my teeth for freshness. Kinda necessary when I drink so much coffee.
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    Are you or have you started flossing? Did it make a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchie79 View Post
    Are you or have you started flossing? Did it make a difference?
    I already was, however I will cut out milk. Maybe that'll work
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