I’m a die hard naturalist. The conception of which I will talk about at another time. However I must give props to my husband for encouraging me down the “all natural” path. Now that my feet are firmly planted on this journey I will never turn back.
In 2015 Josh started complaining about his tooth. At the time we couldn’t afford a trip to the dentist, but we sent him for a checkup anyway. After 2 1/2 hours, we where quoted that between the repairs needed to fix the missing filling, the needed repairs to the various other cavities and a good cleaning would cost us around $2,000+. We both looked at the estimate and thought.. no way. We didn’t have that kind of money.
But Josh’s tooth pain persisted. So for kicks, I went onto Google to find an herb solution and I find it I did.
When I tell you what they are and how to incorporate them in your daily routine you will probably say… “That’s it?” Because honestly, so did I.
Josh and I had switched over to a non fluoride “all natural” toothpaste by this time, but it wasn’t quite enough. Our toothpaste was primarily made of tea tree oil. I noticed plaque build up and occasional tooth pain. I also noticed a dark area on one of my back molars. I have never had a cavity and I wasn’t about to start getting them. My search lead to me find 2 components that when added to your daily tooth hygiene routine… the results are astounding!
So the 2 items that you will need are…
Black Walnut Tincture & Coconut Oil
Yep, see I told you, crazy right?
I won’t go into all the details of how these 2 natural components not only treat current cavities, tooth pain and plaque… but regrow tooth enamel and prevent tooth & gum disease. You can find links to all this info below.
Just know this…
Since I started taking the Black Walnut tincture the black spot on my molar has disappeared, Josh’s tooth is growing back in place of the whole where the cavity was. And since both of us started doing oil pulls with coconut oil we have noticed are teeth are whiter, they feel cleaner and the plaque is all but gone!
I’m going to be adding one more component in the soon future, because I have receding gums- in part due to aggressive brushing. Green Tea & Aloe. Both of which have been associated with the ability to grow back receded gum lines. I will be sure to take before and after photos this time around.
The video below talks briefly about oil pulling, the different options and how to do it. Josh and I prefer using coconut oil. We do it about once a day. I heat the coconut oil in the microwave, just until it melts. Then pour about a tablespoon in my mouth to swish around like mouth wash – but DON’T gargle or swallow. You can feel the effect right away!
(The picture in the video are not my teeth just wanted to point that out)
Additionally Trina at KitchenWise wrote about her experiences with coconut oil pulling.
HelpHerself.com Has an article about reversing tooth decay and cavities.
Base Of Health Foundation, wrote an article about the healing properties of black walnut tincture.
Healing Properties Of Black Walnut Tincture
Contents from MerrilynHope.com
Valuable Minerals in Black Walnut: For a start, Black Walnut Husks and Leaves are rich in important healing minerals. Some of these, according to Louise Tenney, are organic iodine, magnesium, manganese, Vitamin B15, silica, iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorous.
Iodine, especially, is a natural anti-bacterial, which would make Black Walnut helpful for the teeth. Iodine helps to keep harmful germs in the mouth at bay. So the use of Black Walnut and other herbs which have a high organic iodine content, will help to kill off those germs which eat away at the teeth. In this sense, Black Walnut would be very helpful for the restoration of the tooth enamel.
Silica is another important mineral which helps to keep harmful germs at bay, as well as having an important function in building strong teeth, bones, hair and nails.
This is the brand of Black Walnut tincture that I purchase, because of it’s purity and how it is processed. I’m able to buy it from health food stores and VitaminShoppe, as well as online. I get mine here on Amazon.
So basically our routine exists as such:
Brushing- using soft toothbrushes and just water. Oil pulling with coconut oil and lastly one dropper full of Black Walnut tincture. Which we swish, gargle and swallow.
I will add this note, if you are using baking soda for tooth whitening you may want to cut back. Consistent use of baking soda has been known for breaking down tooth enamel and excessive receding gun lines. How much force used when brushing your teeth; can greatly increase these risks, but just because you use an electric tooth brush – doesn’t mean you are exempt from them. So if you’re not excited about switching back to using toothpaste… I highly recommend you check out KitchenWise post about how she hasn’t used toothpaste in over a year and has never had healthier teeth! Basically her tooth cleaning regiment consists of just plain water and oil pulling.
This is what she says about her new routine…
I loved how my teeth felt on this new cleansing routine—I felt it reduced plaque and made my teeth stronger. Within a month, all sensitivity I’d been experiencing in my lower molars was gone.
So, I quit toothpaste, and replaced it with oil pulling, and my teeth have never been healthier.
For those that still aren’t ready to give up toothpaste all together, this is the brand of toothpaste that I can recommend you to buy. No fluoride, no baking soda, no soy, all natural and safe to use.
We used to use Himalaya Botanique toothpaste, but upon finding out that the online ingredients list was different then the one on the bottle- which says it actually contains soy… we have since stopped using toothpaste all together and are now following KitchenWise’s regiment.
So what have you decided, let me know in the comments below… natural toothpaste or no toothpaste?
*Disclaimer: I’m no doctor, I haven’t studied alternative medicine. The things I suggest and share in this post are strictly from doing my own research and/or from my own personal experiences, results and success. I share this information to encourage and help others to get all natural relief for their pain, diseases and aliments. I’m a firm believer that God has providing all the healing we will ever need through His Son Jesus Christ and through His creation…nature.