If you haven’t already, check out the original “Toothpaste” post.
I have been using the toothpaste for just about a month now. I have pretty much adjusted to the taste and texture of the paste. I want to add in some more peppermint oil next time I make it, because I want a stronger flavor. My teeth and gums still feel sparkly and clean.
I went to the dentist for a checkup. I am cavity free, which is great, but there is more good news! When I went for my check-up a year ago, they found a teeny tiny cavity. I asked them NOT to drill-n-fill it, just as a personal experiment. I had read a little about the body’s ability to re-mineralize teeth and I wanted to see if it was true. Now, I don’t recommend doing this, of course. I made the decision because I have exceptionally strong teeth, the cavity was VERY small, and I trust my intuition.
When I went back to the dentist 6 months later (6 months ago), the cavity had morphed into a “slightly sticky spot.” Good news!
When I went this time (now, a year after it was first discovered) it was gone! The tooth was totally healthy!!!!
Now, I know the toothpaste didn’t fix my tooth. But, I had no new cavities, the existing one healed, my gums bled WAY less than usual when the hygienist scraped around, AND both my medical doctor and my dentist commented on how white my teeth are.
With all those positives, I’m sticking with it!
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