Unfortunately since I wasn't a lotto winner I had one tooth fixed & rebuilt at a time. It use to suck really bad when I would get random tooth aches inbetween visits! I swear nothing is worse than tooth pain! I seriously would rather give birth than deal with a sucky tooth!!!
I tried every home remedy I could find on google and nothing really worked. Then one day I tried oil pulling & haven't had a tooth ache since! I even still oil pull because well my teeth look pretty fabulous do to it's whitening benefits ;-)
Oil pulling is an age-old remedy that uses natural substances to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It has the added effect of whitening teeth naturally and evidence even shows that it is beneficial in improving gums and removing harmful bacteria!
The basic idea is that oil is swished in the mouth for a short time each day and that this action helps improve oral health. Just as with Oil Cleansing for the skin, the principle of “like dissolves like” applies, as oil is able to cut through plaque and remove toxins without disturbing the teeth or gums.
The practice of oil pulling started in India thousands of years ago, and from my research, was first introduced to the United States in the early 1990s by a medical doctor named Dr. F. Karach, who used it with success in his medical practice.
The concept is incredibly simple. Basically, a person swishes a couple teaspoons of coconut oil in the mouth for 15-20 minutes & then spits it out & rinses well. Oil pulling is best done in the morning, before eating or drinking anything, though Dr. Bruce Fife suggests that it can be done before each meal if needed for more severe infections or dental problems. Personally I always do it at night before I go to bed ;-)