As a child, my mother always made such a point to take great care of my teeth.
I was cavity-free and livin’ it up until that first pregnancy.
The dentist said shifts in hormones can damage teeth, and boy did it ever do a number to mine!
Since then my oral health continually declined. I was pregnant three more times, nursed two babies, lost sleep, and pushed through survival mode as a full-time working momma. I have had cavities filled, my gums became tender, and I had heat/cold/sweet sensitivity like crazy.
Cold sensitivity from the girl who used to be the only person in the room who could do that unnerving biting-right-into-a- popsicle thing.
It was so frustrating.
I spent five years going to the dentist, getting cavities filled, trying some new toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash combo he’d throw my way, only to be left with even more pain-filled experiences.
I got to the point where I gave up completely on trying to eat anything sweet, cold, or overly hot if I could avoid it. It just wasn’t worth the pain.
Thankfully, about a year ago, I decided to look into essential oils through Young Living.
Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot and changed even more. One of those big changes, and it is one I’ve been so super thankful for, is my oral care.
As a desperate last plea for pain relief (and the enjoyment of the food I ate!) I looked into Young Living’s oral care.
After many years of trying and failing, I fully expected this to be another fail, but I’d never know unless I tried. Since I’d gotten so many great results from the oils, I did have a little spark of hope.
The first change I noticed (as did others) was the brightness of my teeth.
I’ve been asked if I bleach or whiten them a lot with this toothpaste.
No bleach necessary when you’re non-toxic! In fact, one of the worst parts about those teeth bleaching/whitening products (other than their toxicity) is that they left my mouth even more sensitive to heat, cold, and sweets than before!
The next difference I noticed was that the sensitivity seemed to be far less than it was before.
I didn’t want to be this automatic big believer of something if it wasn’t really working for the better, so I gave it some time.
I especially didn’t want to write something for you that I hadn’t given a lot of time trying out first.
Here I am, six months from starting, and my mouth is far healthier than it was six months ago.
Finally, I noticed a huge change to my gums! No matter how much I brushed or how I flossed with my old set up, my gums still seemed inflamed, painful, and I never got a good report from the dentist.
Now, they are pink, healthy, and no longer painful. No more pain! That is something to celebrate!
The Aromabright toothpaste is so wonderful; we use it, and so do our kids. It has a cinnamon-like taste to it that I thought the boys (six and three) wouldn’t like, but they love it! It leaves my mouth feeling so fresh and my teeth looking so much better, I can’t imagine ever using a different toothpaste.
The Thieves floss is a big contributor to my gum health improving. It lasts so long and smells so Thieves-y good, it is one of my favorites!
The Thieves mouthwash leaves my mouth feeling so unbelievably fresh, I could never go back!
Because it is made up of Thieves (as well as other amazing ingredients), it was a little warm for me to start, but I reminded myself of rinsing with those alcohol-based rinses and decided to toughen up.
I’m so glad I did because I quickly got used to the warmth, and it’s now something I enjoy each day. Finishing my routine with Theives mouthwash has made a big difference. It’s like I can feel it getting cleaner as I swish–weird, but true!
Overall, I’m beyond thrilled with my switch to this trio, and our family has never looked back.
Both boys, my husband, and I get great feedback from the dentist.
For me, that is a big win, especially for our kids. We want the dentist to be a positive experience where they learn good oral care, since it directly links to their overall health.
We also don’t want to fill their bodies with toxins twice a day, every day, so to know they are using safe ingredients is the biggest relief.
I was shocked to find how many toothpastes use harmful ingredients, and I find peace in having this routine implemented throughout our family.