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my veggie diet causes more tooth plaque?

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Last post 07/04/2018

Posted by HaileyMcComet

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      My dentist is amazed at the high amounts of plaque I generate. I've gotten the gum inflamation under control through the use of certain solutions (she doesn't like them but she can't argue with the results) and she says I need an electric toothbrush but she says my plaque is so high despite my care.

      She then asked me, "Do you eat a lot of carbs?"

      well, yeah. that's why i'm fat. but i eat a lot of vegan macrobiotic food. Boiled grains like rices, buckweat and quinoa.
      4 or 5 days of the week these foods are my main diet with beans.

      Turns out such a diet causes more plaque buildup. who knew?

        Tip your diet to mix in more vegetable protein, and use an enzyme mouthwash before and after you floss :)

          Thanks, joancarlson!  Welcome to the Maccaboard!

          When you say enzyme mouthwash, are examples of those like Plax, Act or Biotene?  They seem to be the ones that have the most anti-plaque ingredients added.    I'm a vegetarian and still eat organic dairy products, which could cause extra plaque, so those kind of mouthwashes work best for me.

            I tend to use herbal mouthwashes though I've bought them premade in the past decade and a half.  I do have a powder by Ecodent for plague but I'm not sure how often to use it.  I don't want to hurt my enamel which is happening to many with that trend in charcoal 

              Kathryn O wrote:

              I tend to use herbal mouthwashes though I've bought them premade in the past decade and a half.  I do have a powder by Ecodent for plague but I'm not sure how often to use it.  I don't want to hurt my enamel which is happening to many with that trend in charcoal 

              I’m sure you meant plaque, not plague - lol - but doesn’t it have any directions on it? 

                I recommend leeches for excess plague buildup.