I’m not sure what’s going on, but each of the last 3 mornings I woke with excessive plaque buildup on the inside of my bottom front teeth.
During these same 3 nights I slept well from ~10p to ~2am, woke & tossed for a couple of hours, and then slept well until ~6am. I’m thinking this is somehow related to the tooth plaque buildup because for ~5 days or so before I slept extremely well (i.e., noticeably better than normal) with no excessive tooth plaque.
The excessive tooth plaque issue has happened to me a few times in the past; I can’t recall if it also coincided with restless sleep, but after a few days the excessive plaque disappears as quickly and mysteriously as it appeared.
For diet, I have been zero-carb (total carnivore) for the last 3 weeks with minimal day-to-day change.
Any theories or ideas would be appreciated!!
My dentist told me that some folks just have the body chemistry for more mineral buildup from their saliva. She's pretty holistically in-tune and said it's nothing to worry about. Kind of like how some folks have greasier hair than others.
She did also mention the mouth breathing. I find that I breathe more easily when I'm strict Paleo (sinuses) and I can make a conscious effort to breathe deeply through my nose as I fall asleep.
I'm sure Paul Chek could answer your question :)
I sometimes use "Breathe Right" things across the bridge of my nose at night - they keep my nose open, and stop me from breathing through my mouth. I do have some allergies that can close my nose, the BR's work quite well.
I get the same thing! Super built-up plaque behind my bottom two front teeth. And it only started happening when I stopped eating all sugars, including fruits. I thought I noticed it coinciding with my fish intake. I sleep well and without sinus blockage. I'm going to the dentist in two weeks and will ask about it (although who knows what they'll say). I'll report back.
My gut feeling is that this is the result of increased K2 in our saliva as a result of our dietary changes. This started happening to me around when I amped up my pasture butter intake. These days, I eat ungodly amounts of butter and natto every day and this happens more often.
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