Hello everyone. How was your Thanksgivings?
Mine wasn't the best, I attempted to make a vegan Thanksgiving and failed miserably. I was in bed most of the day, because it was that time of the month and particularly painful. I got up late to make dinner and ended up under-cooking the veggie burgers and making a gross side dish. To top it off, I burned the roof and back of my mouth, both of which still hurt. That is what started my most recent mouth troubles. My front tooth has been aching for three days now (on and off) and I must have bought the wrong toothbrush, because brushing with it is causing pain for my gums. Besides that I have had this white part on the front of my gums for months now and now I have the same thing on two upper teeth. I think a dentist visit is in order, I am LONG overdue (it's been more than 6 years). I started oil pulling again, though, so I hope that helps.
I started using baking soda, hydrogen peroxide (and a bit of water to dilute the peroxide) to brush my teeth months ago, but stopped and started using coral white. Well, Coral White didn't seem to do anything for my teeth. In fact, after a month and a half of using it I noticed brown rings around my back teeth (left and right side). Immediately I switched back to the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mix and after a few days the brown rings went away. I have read a bit from the forums on how abrasive it is and that it should only be used once or twice a week, but I am using it every day AT LEAST once a day. It seems to have been helping me. My teeth haven't been "tweaking" out on me anymore than usual. I have very sensitive teeth, which I have had since I was a teenager, but after eating a lot of grapes last Spring it has gotten worse. It is very confusing to see so many different "studies" and opinions on oral care. I read somewhere from a professional that is against fluoride and says that baking soda isn't too abrasive and is the best choice. And "studies" and experts that say we need fluoride in our tooth paste for whatever health reasons. Bah. Very, very confusing.
What is your oral care routine? How has it helped you? What oral issues have you dealt with, or are dealing with? What was your remedy? Also, if you have a natural tooth brush, where did you buy it?
Thanks for the replies in advance. Have a good week.