Did you ask a dentist for opinion?


#1

Hi,

did you ask some dentist experts for their opinion?

First it seems the normal Soylent doer ingests it ~6 times a day and maltodextrin stuff comes close to sugar.
Second you dont’t do any chewing. If there is any effect, it’s quite long-term for sure. But i would guess, that chewing makes the teeth stronger, like training for the muscles.

just interested


#2

found a similar threat


#3

I don’t remember where, but I think I remember reading that some of the Soylent team and/or DIY’ers have taken to chewing gum.

It’s also important to note that a good deal of the people using soylent aren’t doing so exclusively – most people still eat some amount of “real” food, subbing in soylent for some percentage of their non-social or non-significant meals.

I’ll agree though that for those using soylent for a majority of meals, this is an important thing to at least keep in mind, to avoid possible jaw atrophy. Chewing gum sounds like a really good solution. As for the actual mixture having negative effects on teeth, I don’t really have any basis to judge that, but the linked thread looks like it has some good discussion :stuck_out_tongue: