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All right, y’all! This post used to be a review AND giveaway, but the giveaway is now CLOSED! However, please read on for a review and details about my choice in holistic dental care.
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For the original post about OraWellness, read on…
I mouth off PLENTY. I want to continue to do so, for the benefit of all who fall under my verbal spittle storm umbrella – so I need my mouth to be in action for a long time to come. I need to take good care of it.
I remember, as a kid, having a decent amount of dental work. I had a root canal as a teen. I was in the dentist chair at least long/often enough to request a somewhat odd (and awesome) piece of artwork that, for whatever reason, I considered an optimal conversation starter all through college:
Behold, my wicked cool ”tattooth” – another part of my noise-cavern I want preserved for as long as possible. (I did my best to blur the better part of my chomping-pit. Because, if you’re like me, you feel the same way about other peoples’ mouths that you do about other peoples’ children. As in, you don’t want to look in their fly-traps all day.) Anyway…#Jayhawks.
For many years my gums have bled way too easily. Dentists and hygeinists have mentioned it in passing – never offering any counseling other than the standard brush, floss, here’s-some-Colgate-and-an-Oral-B; so I always assumed it wasn’t that big a deal. My oral health improved when I changed my diet, but my gums were still fairly quick to bleed.
So for my most recent cleaning, I decided to seek a “biological dentist” – which is a Dentist in the educational/traditional/pie-hole-investigative sense of the word; but one who works in an integrative and holistic paradigm to optimize the foundations of dental health (which, as I now understand – thanks in great part to the work of Weston A. Price – is as much related to good nutrition as anything else).
Dr. Silver actually counseled me on what I needed to do to resolve this gum issue. (PS – he’s hilarious. Any dentist who attempts – and then fails – to implement a “no sarcasm Wednesday” is great in my book.) I’ve got the nutritional part down, but he mentioned that there are both internal and external reasons for things like inflammation and – yup – bleeding gums. And instead of sending me home with Colgate and Oral B, he requested that I got started with a different style of brushing. It involved an essential oil blend – the exact stuff recommended by a company called OraWellness.
This advice came at the perfect time, because OraWellness had just approached me with a chance to try their product. I had no prior experience with the supplies OraWellness or my dentist were promoting – though I’ve used other such “alternative” things as homemade toothpaste, fluoride-free Tom’s, Sonicare, and even oil pulling. But I’ve never used essential oils exclusively OR the odd brush they recommended. Here’s what the stuff looks like – on the left, the brush and bristle close-up (the bristle tips are round!) and on the right, the bottle of essential oils:
At first I wasn’t sure I could “buy in.” But having a real-life dentist show me the exact same product, with no knowledge of my chat with Orawellness, convinced me to give it a try.