I have been following a high carb low fat raw vegan diet for more than 2,5 years. After about a year, I started to suffer from yellow plaque on my teeth. I have to brush it away every evening with baking soda. This does work, but using baking soda everyday is not so good for your teeth.
Does anybody know how to get rid of the plaque build up? Is there anybody with the same problem?
My daily oral hygiene routine consist of: brushing with Eco-dent, flossing, brushing with baking soda and rinsing with an iodine solution (to kill bacteria).
My vitamin D3, vitamin B12 and iodine levels are all perfect. I have tried vitamin K2 Mk4 (and vitamin K1) to see if this would reduce the amount of plaque build up, without any result.
Some time ago, I started supplementing vitamin B1 and B3. I thought there was a reduction in plaque build up, but it didn't disappear.
Hi Sue Biene,
I started using Iodine solution only after my teeth became more yellow. Also, the yellowness is not homogeneously distributed over my teeth. Therefore I think the yellowness is caused by plaque and not by iodine.
I use Lugol's solution 5% Iodine. See my post on May 19 above.
But yes, I have heard that iodine can make make your teeth yellow. So I think I will stop using it at some point.
I use I have never heard of Amla powder. Where can I find this? I would like to give it a try!
Amla = ebay :) I actually bought it myself just a few days ago, for other reasons.