Healthier Mouth … Healthier Lifestyle … Healthier You
Part 1 of 5

evolution rI want to share my ideas that are relevant for a healthier mouth, a healthier lifestyle, and a healthier you! These pearls will just scratch the surface of action steps you might take for yourself and your family. The more members of your immediate group are onboard, the easier it will be to make permanent changes.
Oral Cleaning Techniques:
• Coconut oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal especially because of its lauric acid content. It is effective as a mouth rinse (called “coconut oil pulling”). Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth and swish. After 10 minutes, spit out and rinse with water. You can use this as often as you want.
• Two electric toothbrushes that I like are the Sonicare rechargeable toothbrushes and the OralB Electric toothbrushes. I only like the ones that sit in a cradle and plug into the electric outlet. The replaceable battery types don’t provide adequate torque for the bristles to function effectively. Dip the bristles of the brush first into coconut oil (which is solid at room temperature) and then into baking soda. In my bathroom, I have a small jar of coconut oil and a small jar of baking soda. Then place the bristles of the electric brush into the space between the teeth and gum on the cheek side and then the tongue side of the teeth. The idea is to let the soft bristles clean into the gum space between the gum and the tooth just like you might visualize how you would clean the angle where the wall meets the floor with a scrub brush.
• To clean between the teeth, you could use floss. In addition, you could clean between the teeth with a tiny-bristle brush that would clean like a bottlebrush would clean the inside of a bottle. A popular brand is called a Proxabrush®.
Tomorrow I will go over the foods that I believe you should eliminate from your diet and why.