Coming home after a dentist appointment I received the bad news that I have Periodontal disease. I scoured the internet to find out what damage I caused my teeth as he told me that it was incurable?
What is Periodontal Disease and should I be worried?
It's an infection that effects the gums and other tissues around the teeth. The gums become swollen and they bleed easily during tooth brushing and flossing.
Some of the symptoms that scared me about gum disease were having red swollen gums that bleed during normal brushing. The one that scared me the most was the possibility of loosing my teeth as well as receding gums.
If you have Gingivitis this is your warning sign.
No one told me that Periodontal Disease was the next step.
I wish I took Gingivitis more seriously.
Sometimes we think we are so infallible and continue with our bad habits:
Since the dentist calls this incurable. I felt I had to take matters into my own hands. It feels as though the dentist is waiting for my teeth to waste away and fall out so he can put in dental implants which cost about $1,500 and $6,000 per tooth.
That's when I found Oil pulling. An ancient Ayurvedic dental technique known as "kavala" or "gundusha". It not only whitens teeth, but also removes plaque (which leads to tooth decay & gum disease) and detox the body.
Kavala is filling your mouth with oil and holding it for a couple of minutes before swishing it around the mouth.
Gandusa is filling the mouth completely with oil holding it still in the mouth without swishing.
SIMPLE OIL PULLING TECHNIQUE
This involves swishing a tablespoon or teaspoon of oil in your mouth for 5-20 minutes. The swishing action allows the oil to seep into hard-to-reach dental and gum crevices, and can trap up to 8 billion microorganisms. These bad bacteria, fungi and parasites that are trapped in the oil, are then removed.
Oils for best results:
Sesame Oil : Healing oil, antibacterial effect, anti-inflammatory
Sunflower oil: Vitamin A & E
Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Oil: Vitamin A & K
Unrefined Coconut Oil: Antibacterial & anti-fungal properties
OIL PULLING...WHY START TODAY?
Even More Benefits:
Periodontal disease is preventable if you take action on the warning signs...gingivitis.
Oil pulling can transform your health. Will you take the challenge today?
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight"