I know, I know you think “oh man she has totally lost it”!
If you’re a fan of Pinterest or read any magazine, watched one of those doctor shows on TV, you know this is a real thing.
My teeth are very important to me and I love my teeth (even with the gap between my two upper front teeth).
My dentist suggested I was heading toward periodontal disease. No way was I did I want that!
Life happens, it was summer I had a cruise to go one and I didn’t think about my teeth. October came and it dawned on me “I have a dental check up in January”!! Naturally, I went into panic mode. With all the advanced tools we have to research things, my go-to reference guide is Pinterest. The solution I settle on for trying was oil pulling.
On Monday, September 29, 2016, I started my Oil Pulling experiment. All the supplies were gathered and assembled in my bathroom. The things used were coconut oil, timer, dixie cup to spit in, salt, water.
- Do this first thing in the morning before you brush your teeth or drink anything.
- Take 1-2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil (I use 1) in your mouth, I then chew it until it is liquid (this is not my favorite part), swish it around your mouth for 15-20 minutes. I do it for 15 minutes. During this time I go and check my email, but you could take a shower or make coffee. Just remember, DO NO SWALLOW it. It has all that yucky bacteria in the liquid.
- Spit out in garbage. The cup I use is a dixie cup and then throw it away. Do not, I repeat do not spit down the sink or eventually, your sink will get clogged, immediately rinse your mouth with warm water (use salt water for add antimicrobial properties).
- FINALLY! Brush your teeth as normal.
- It is that easy!
My observations after starting oil pulling. Each time I flossed my teeth, my gums did not bleed; my breath was sweeter; my teeth were whiter. I would oil pull three times per week. My dentist appointment was on January 10, 2017. GUESS WHAT, I had a perfect check up. His thorough check revealed I did not need to have a deep cleaning, no cavities and he said my gums and teeth looked great! Next time I see him is in six months.
Do I think oil pulling was worth it? Trust me, I am sold on oil pulling and I will continue to do this.
Have you tried Oil Pulling? Please let me send me a comment.
What strange fad have you tried?
Is your January going great! I am in Idaho and it snowing again!
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