Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Those Pearly Whites, and Middle of the Month Goals

So, teeth. I want the nice, white, shiny teeth that everybody dreams of. In reality though, they are coffee and sugar stained yellow ones instead of pearly whites. At least I can thank genetics for straight teeth. When we got married, my husband and I got into the habit of brushing, flossing and mouth washing our teeth together before bed every night and most days if they feel icky, I brush them during the day. It got me to really enjoy going to bed with soft, smooth, and clean teeth. I enjoy it so much that now I can't fall asleep if I haven't brushed. Yet, my teeth are still not very pretty. The dentist confirmed and then filled a cavity. That same cavity has now been bothering me for 2 months since she tried fixing it. It didn't hurt at all before.

I have looked up all sorts of ideas on how to fix my teeth. Besides cutting all sugar and carb filled foods from my diet (Huh, yea right) I figured there had to be another way. I ended up looking up about oil pulling. With oil pulling you swish coconut, sunflower, or olive oil around in your mouth first thing in the morning to remove the toxins. Apparently, if you do it long enough it is really good for your teeth and whitens them and can even reverse cavities and can do all sorts of other good things for the body.

I need to have a monthly goal and yes I do realize that it is the middle of the month, but at least it is a Monday. My goal for this month will be to try oil pulling. Every day for 31 days I will attempt to oil pull with coconut oil for 20 minutes first thing in the morning. We will see if it helps at all. Some people say it does and some people say it doesn't. This will be my test. I suppose there should be pictures too. Pictures might make this whole thing more believable.

I will give an update at the end of each week of my progress. I am attempting to hold myself accountable and actually do it. It doesn't cost a whole lot to try and might save me money in teeth whitening supplies later.
Have you tried Oil Pulling? Did it work for you?

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