About 9 months ago, I went to the dentist for a cleaning and was told that I needed a crown. I was like, "I know, right?" (just kidding ... I'd rather have a tiara). Anyway, having never had any major dental work done before, I kinda freaked out. I just didn't do it.
So today I went back for another cleaning (I know, I'm past my 6 months, but I'm not gonna lie ... I was scared).
At the time they told me I needed a crown, they also told me I had a small cavity they may fill while they were already in there torturing me.
I go in there today expecting a lecture and very bad news, not to mention the bill.
The lovely hygienist finished my cleaning and says, "Everything looks good. Your gums are very healthy and I'll have Dr. come in to take a look." Well if SHE wasn't going to mention the crown, I sure as heck wasn't going to bring it up!
Dr. Dentist comes in and does his exam. Looks at my chart, and asked me if I remember what they told me last time. Of course I do; that's why I've been hiding from them!
He tells me my cavity is all but gone and the crown I needed so badly "isn't as urgent as we'd thought previously".
My secret is no secret at all. It's all over the Internet. I've been oil pulling.
Oil pulling is when you take about a tablespoonful of an oil, usually coconut oil, and swish it in your mouth for about 20 minutes, daily. It's meant to detox and provide better oral health. Here's an article from "Mind, Body, Green" that explains it more ...
_Read it here!
I thought this was a bunch of malarky at first, but even not doing it exactly daily, I noticed a few changes - my mouth just felt better, people started commenting on my skin (which I also use my "Your Sweet Face" wash twice a week ... a honey, lavender, chamomile combination). I figured the oil pulling was worth a shot. Now I KNOW it is!
(yes that's my big mouth in this picture).
Oh, I should mention that after a couple of weeks, I decided to add a drop of Young Living Thieves Essential Oil _(find it here) to the coconut oil. It heals, freshens, and is just all around good stuff. My theory behind this is that Young Living makes a toothpaste with Thieves so it's got to be good for oral health! (ask me how to get this).