For many years now I have been grinding my teeth at night in my sleep. I had no idea this was happening until I was out shopping one day and I felt something in my mouth, like a pebble. It was a piece of my right front tooth that had broken off from behind so it wasn’t visibly obvious, thank goodness. But still, my front tooth, what if it got worse and became obvious when I opened my mouth? All I could see were dollar signs and building my dentist a new addition to his house!
So, I saw a dentist and he filled it in like a cavity from behind. The tooth was weak due to the grinding and my bite. Great! So, a few years go by and I’ve done the mouth guard thing off and on and now I’m living in California from Florida and don’t know anyone, let alone a good dentist. Now the same tooth is very dark at the top where the tooth the gum attach and it looks diseased or something, not good. Again, I’m thinking, holy cow this is probably going to hurt to fix and be pretty pricey!
So, I really don’t know what to do at this point and I’d heard about “Oil Pulling” and honestly, it sounded kind of gross. I mean swishing oil around in your mouth for 5 to 20 minutes, really? Who does that? I couldn’t wrap my brain around how it could be beneficial. But, let me tell you, it works and I am living proof!
The key for me was to use pure, organic, unrefined coconut oil! I take about 1 tablespoon full and swish it around in my mouth at least once a day sometimes twice a day. My gum has attached itself back to the tooth and the darkness is much lighter. I’ve been oil pulling for about 6 months now and will do it for the rest of my life as not only has this helped my tooth and gums so much it also pulls toxins from my entire body. It’s a win-win!
Here are some of the many benefits of oil pulling:
- Fights Tooth Decay
- Reduces Gum Inflammation
- Whitens Teeth
- Kills Bad Breath
- Detoxes the Mouth
- Heals Bleeding Gums
- Soothes Dry Throat (Gargle it!)
- Heals Cracked Lips
- And many more!
Coconut Oil has so many benefits so you can expect more posts from me about it! The cost is minimal and the effects are tremendous, so why not give it a try?!
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Best to you all on your health and healing! If you’d like a personalized daily “Feeling Good” routine or are interested in any of the other services I offer please contact me!
Until Next Time,