I told you there was something else!
About a year ago I heard about this thing called oil pulling, where first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking anything, you take about a tablespoon of oil and swish it around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. There’s supposedly a list of benefits to this, but I was extremely skeptical and dismissed it and then forgot about it.
Last week I read an article on it that had some scientific study behind it and thought, “Hmm, maybe I’ll give this a try after all.”
I haven’t quite made up my mind completely, but here’s what I can tell you. After doing it 4 times in the last week (I’ve been using coconut oil), my teeth are whiter, and my gums are a happy pink and aren’t bleeding anymore when I brush. This is significant, since I’ve ALWAYS had trouble with bleeding gums, even going back to when I was a kid. For the first time in my life, NO BLEEDING.
I’ll probably revisit this subject after another few weeks and let you know how it goes.