Why? you may ask...
Why would I want to fill my mouth with oil and swish it around for 20 minutes a day, every day, for 90 days?
Well... In addition to wanting to explore natural oral health practices.... I am embarassed to admit this.... but I have cavities. Several of them actually. From the looks of my teeth, you'd think I lived on soda and donuts (which I don't). I've read that some people have been able to heal cavities naturally with oil pulling, so I wanted to give it a shot before I went the traditional route. Sorry, dentists, but I kinda hate you. It's not personal, I'm sure that as a human, you are perfectly wonderful, but as a dentist, you are totally scary. At least to me. So, I'm going to at least try some other alternatives first. I'm not expecting miracles, but if miracles happen, I'll be posting a whole lot more about them. LOL
As for today, here's my status report on oil pulling with sesame oil:
- My teeth feel surprisingly smooth and clean after swishing with this oil.
- I definitely appreciate the texture of the sesame oil, over the solid consistency of coconut oil.
- I did notice a bit of a sore throat starting as I swished, so I tried to keep the oil more towards the front of my mouth. While it would probably mean there is bacteria in my throat that needs to be cleaned up, I don't want to have a sore throat all day, so it will have to wait.
- No noticeable changes yet, but I didn't imagine that 2 days would be enough to make a difference.
If you've ever done oil pulling or considered trying it, please leave me a note in the LIVE CHAT + MESSAGE BOARD below or EMAIL ME HERE and tell me about your experiences! I'd love to hear from you. :)
Love + Light,