Archive | March, 2015

Gum Healing Toothpaste

3 Mar

Sad but true fact – I have gingivitis ( a fancy way to say gum disease – I think I prefer gingivitis it almost sounds botanical).

I have slightly sore red, swollen gums, that I rarely ever notice. I have probably had it for a long time, but on a recent trip to the Dentist I had the FEAR put into me.

Bone loss, loose teeth, bye bye teeth……

Nooo

This sent me scurrying for natural cures for my gingivitis, my very expensive dentist told me to floss, floss, floss & to use an electric toothbrush (just in case you were wondering what I paid $220 for).

Now I already brush & floss, so that didn’t seem to be the smoking gun I needed to get rid of the gingivitis.

So as per usual & probably just like you I headed to the internet for answers.

What I found is that coconut oil, baking soda, clove oil & oregano oil are all powerful anti-bacterial agents. So I decided to make Gingivitis busting toothpaste to use with my new fangled electric toothbrush.

And I am happy to report that my teeth are looking whiter & my gums are nice & tight & pink looking, the gingivitis has been sent packing 🙂

A word of warning though, this is not the best tasting toothpaste & the clove oil does seem to numb my mouth a little – but it works!

IMG_0272Gingivitis Busting Toothpaste a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 2 T bicarb soda
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 1 t stevia powder – to take the bite out of the bicarb
  • 10 drops clove oil
  • 5 drops oregano oil

Mix all ingredients in a container. If its too sour add more stevia powder to sweeten.

If you have really bad gingivitis add as much oregano & clove oils as you can stand as these are the smoking guns of this toothpaste.

Be sure to brush the gums & base of the teeth really well to get the oils & bicarb soda in where its needed.

Wishing you healthy gums

 

 

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