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Mar. 16th, 2004 | 12:40 pm
mood: pleasedpleased

I just had the easiest dental appointment of my life. I had one or two teeth that had plaque on them and everything else was great. I had flossed a little, I flossed less than 5 times immediately after my appointment six months ago, then about four times immediately before todays appointment, with another four to five times scattered in this six month period.

To me this doesn't seem to be enough flossing to have had such a significant change. So I asked if diet could influence buildup of plaque, and she agreed. Apparently there is a theory of "detergent" and "non-detergent" foods. Detergent foods are things like apples and fresh vegetables, while non-detergent foods are things like pasta.

So I'm offering my anecdotal experience that a vegan diet focusing on fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains was better for my teeth than either an omnivorous diet or vegetarian diet focusing on cheese and pastas.

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from: usqueba
date: Mar. 16th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)

::shrug:: I rarely floss, but I have great dental check-ups. I don't eat a lot of meat but I do eat my fair share of pasta and cheese.

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