As some of you may or may not know we have been thinking more and more about oral care. This post really challenged my thinking on our brushing with toothpaste and flossing is the best way to go theory. I had never really thought about it before I just sort of went with the flow. We tried the remineralization toothpaste but for the amount of work and the lack of cavities in our home we decided to go with just plain salt. We also changed our way of brushing. http://www.orawellness.com/ has a video that explains a way of brushing teeth that just made sense to me. My gums need just as much focus during brushing as my teeth do if not more! (I know Mum, I know, you taught me this a long time ago but it has JUST sunk in.)
As we undertook this endeavor we also read up on the tooth blog about tooth whitening. WOW! This was more of a change that we expected. Take a look.
Now after about a week and a half of brushing with charcoal, not regularly mind you and still drinking coffee and the like.
Ok, interested? Wanna try? Here's how. Buy some charcoal pills. Most health food stores will carry them from what I understand. I bought mine at a health food shop in the Comox Mall. Then it was just a matter of cutting open the gelatin capsule and dipping in a toothbrush that was on it's way out anyway.
From there we brushed our teeth for two minutes. Not too bad for taste, just a bit dry in my opinion. This was what Anthony looked like while brushing!
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