How often do we start off with a great health regime, then over time it drops away as other things in our life take priority? I confess this happens a lot in my life….what about you?
This bulletin explains the# 1 product to keep your teeth and gums sparkling….and how do I know this? It’s because I’ve monitored the changes in my teeth and gums from using this amazing product.
I went for a clean and health-check of my teeth and gums….and despite the best of intentions, my dental health regime had fallen to the back burner.
The only thing I’ve been absolutely regular with over the last 6 months has been using my Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste twice a day when I brush my teeth.
All the other great regimes have been sporadic at best. So here was me, expecting to get a less glowing report from my dentist and hygienist…..but you won’t believe what happened!
Normally, my teeth are extremely sensitive down near the gum area, especially at the lower front teeth. I flinch when I eat any acidic fruit like grapefruit. I jump out of my chair when the hygienist tries to de-scale in that area, so that we always have to resort to alternative ways of cleaning those teeth, and we never quite get them fully clean because of the sensitivity.
So here I was, waiting for the flinching and edge-of-nerve discomfort to start……and it never did!!!
WOW!!!! Did I say WOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!
All the sensitivity that I’ve had in my teeth for years was gone, or extremely minimal, so that the hygienist had no issues at all cleaning all of my teeth.
The next step was a check of the gums in order to produce a periochart, measuring the pocketing around the teeth. This measures the size of the gaps between the gum and the tooth, where bacteria can get trapped.
And to my (and her) utter amazement, there was a huge improvement in virtually all these measurements….going from 5mm to 3mm, or from 3mm to 2 or 1mm.
1 to 3 is considered the ultimate healthy range – anything from 4 or over puts you at risk of gum disease, because normal flossing isn’t effective in those deeper gaps, so intervention by a hygienist or dentist is usually required in order to prevent gum disease taking hold in those pockets.
I can only put this wonderful improvement down to my use of Young Living’s Aromabright toothpaste, and the benefits of the coconut oil and other goodies contained in Aromabright.
Which is the most important Young Living dental product for you to be using? It’s Aromabright toothpaste!!!!
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t do all those other wonderful things I spoke about in my bulletin 6 months ago….they made my teeth and gums feel sooooooooooo fantastic. However, if you are pushed for time and need to cut corners, then Aromabright needs to be at the very top of your list.
Why coconut oil is so good for our teeth
Have you ever heard of oil pulling? It’s an ancient Ayurvedic technique for overall body health, where each morning upon waking, a tablespoon of sesame oil is swished in the mouth for 10 to 20 minutes, then spat out.
The sesame oil helps to pull toxins and other pathogens from the mouth and nearby tissues, and these bind to the oil and are eliminated from the body when the oil is spat out.
In 2015, a study was done around the topic of oil pulling, to compare the benefits of using sesame and sunflower oil versus coconut oil. In this study, they acknowledged that oil pulling with sesame oil and sunflower oil has been found to reduce plaque-related gingivitis.
Yet the power of coconut oil is that it contains predominantly medium-chain fatty acids, of which 45-50% is lauric acid. Lauric acid has proven anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. This pilot study was aimed at assessing the benefits of oil pulling using coconut oil in order to reduce plaque-induced gingivitis.
This study used 60 adolescent boys and girls aged 16 to 18 years of age. For 30 days, they oil pulled with coconut oil.
And the scientists discovered a statistically significant decrease in the plaque and gingival indices starting from day 7 of the regime, and continuing to decrease over the period of the study.
The scientists concluded that:
Oil pulling using coconut oil could be an effective adjuvant procedure in decreasing plaque formation and plaque induced gingivitis.
– Effect of coconut oil in plaque-related gingivitis – a preliminary report,
by F.C. Peedikayil, P. Sreenivasan and A. Narayanan.
Nigerian Medical Journal 2015. Mar-Apr; 56(2): 143-7.
Why I switched to Thieves AromaBright Toothpaste…
Now, I confess I used to be a die-hard Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste user. It is an essential oil-based toothpaste from Young Living, which contains:
- Micro-fine Calcium carbonate, ie. a low abrasion formula which is gentle on your enamel
- Anti-stain whitening enzymes – the natural way to whiten your teeth
- Ionic trace minerals
- Thieves, Peppermint and Wintergreen essential oils
- Stevia leaf extract
- A special liposomal technology that binds the essential oils to the mucus membranes in the mouth, helping to hold the oil in the gum area for longer (assisting with longer-lasting fresh breath)
I switched to Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste, because I knew of the benefits of coconut oil, and was thrilled to find it present in Aromabright. I noticed it was a little sweeter than the Dentarome Ultra (this sweetness just being due to the extra stevia leaf extract), and a milder taste due to the absence of Wintergreen oil in it.
The Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste contains virtually the same ingredients as Thieves Dentarome Ultra, but with several additional ingredients, specifically:
- Low abrasion Sodium bicarbonate (for oral health) as well as the Calcium carbonate (for teeth brightening)
- Virgin coconut oil – with natural antibacterial activity
- Ocotea essential oil instead of Wintergreen (Ocotea is a relative of Cinnamon Bark)