I am not a doctor, dentist or health professional. I'm sharing my personal testimonial today. I can only tell you what has worked safely for me, and let you make your own decisions regarding your heath. I'm not responsible for any ill effects you may experience.
This mysterious looking stuff isn't food, although it is completely edible. It's toothpaste! I have been playing around with a natural toothpaste that I can make with things I already have laying around the house and this one fits the bill perfectly. It doesn't contain any fluoride (I AM NOT on the Fluoride is great bandwagon, I think it does far more harm than good, but how you feel is up to you to decide), it will leave your teeth feeling cleaner than any toothpaste you can buy at the store and you'll see your teeth getting naturally whiter.
I'm not joking.
I have really crowded teeth and it has caused so many problems with my gums over the years. I recently heard about oil pulling, so I tried that. Basically, you scoop some organic, cold pressed coconut oil (about a tablespoon) into your mouth and you swish it around for 15-20 minutes. You spit it out and then brush. I brush with this toothpaste and let me tell you, the results I have seen in my dental health are amazing.
Don't call me crazy....anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that my gums are no longer angry and red. They lay flat and are a healthy pink. Tartar that the hygienist had a hard time getting off is FALLING off of my front teeth. My teeth are whiter than they have ever been, stay cleaner longer and feel clean all day.
It's hard to believe that something so simple and odd sounding can make sure a difference. I wondered how it was going to help me to swish fat around. How would you get it all out? Wouldn't your mouth just be coated with it? It doesn't stick to everything, I swear. I've heard people comment that they couldn't never keep all the oil and spit in their mouth for that long. I'm here to say that after the first couple of day, you don't even notice it. I try to do my pulling in the shower in the morning so I'm doing two things at once. Get out and brush your teeth....it really is simple and so very effective.
I feel passionate about this and I wanted to share my story in case someone was having issues similar to mine. Here are just a few of the benefits that I have observed through my own experiences:
- Whiter teeth
- Healthier gums
- Longer lasting clean feeling
- Tartar build up has completely stopped, and in some cases reversed
- Fresher breath
- Sensitivity has been eliminated
There is my testimonial. I'm putting myself out here sharing this with you because I never thought that my teeth and gums would feel good. They always hurt, they always looked terrible, they always were embarrassing to me. It didn't matter what dentist I saw, the results stayed the same. Within a month of oil pulling and brushing with this toothpaste, I have seen results that I never thought were possible.
The proof is in the pudding, and I'm happy with what I see. Don't write it off as crazy stuff because I honestly think it's worth a shot if you want to see some improvement in your dental health.
I'm so glad I did.
If nothing else, try this toothpaste. It is so nice and makes your mouth feel clean and fresh all day. I'm in love. I don't think I could ever go back to the "other" toothpaste again. This stuff WORKS!
Natural Minty Toothpaste
3 Tablespoons Coconut oil (cleans, helps provide the "slippery" feeling, has anti-microbial, anti fungal and anti bacterial properties))
3 teaspoons baking soda (this is the abrasive part)
1 heaping teaspoon bentonite clay (optional, you can just add more baking soda, or the same amount of sea salt, but the clay is famous for its ability to draw toxins from the body)
10-15 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oil (taste)
Mix everything well and store it in a small airtight container. Scoop some out on a dry toothbrush and brush as normal. Rinse your mouth well and use homemade mouthwash if desired (recipe coming next week).
I hope you think about using this toothpaste. It's great and it uses things you can get at the regular grocery store. I figure that it cost me $0.40 cents to make this batch and it's approximately 1/2 of a large tube of toothpaste. That's pretty darn good price for all natural toothpaste!