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So it’s no secret that when you’re pregnant, that little baby is going to leech a lot of your necessary vitamins and minerals. Obviously taking your pre-natal supplements help, but there’s going to be a chance you’ll be deficient in something by the end of it. For me, I became slightly anemic, so I started taking iron pills which helped a little bit.
After Athena was born (about 2 months postpartum) I began noticing that one of teeth in the back was becoming sensitive, which has never happened to me before. I’m not kidding when I say that I’ve never had a cavity. So I immediately scheduled a cleaning and exam with my dentist. Sure enough, after everything was said and done, he found two surface cavities. I was fairly upset, mostly because my streak of perfect teeth was over at age 24. Sigh. He said that often times he sees women either pregnant or with young babies developing cavities because when in utero, these babes will suck the calcium right out of you body. They don’t care that you need it too!
So my dentist starts talking about a treatment plan, blah blah blah. I’m thinking that I’ll just get these cavities filled and I’ll be done with it. I go up to the front desk and pay for the cleaning and exam and then his receptionist shows me the costs to get my cavities filled…$250 each. WHAT. I just stared at her in shock and asked her if this was a joke. She literally laughed at me. I’M NOT KIDDING LADY, I refuse to pay that! So I leave their office a little freaked out and determined to not have to pay that ridiculous amount.
Now I’m online researching and researching any type of at home remedy that I could possibly utilize so I’m not paying $500. There’s got to be some other alternative. Lo and behold, I find a holistic remedy site with testimonials of people swearing up and down about this remineralizing homemade toothpaste. I’m looking at the ingredients and I’m thinking: I have all of these things in abundance in my home! And I get to work whipping up a huge batch of it. Here’s what I did:
-I ground up about 20 calcium tablets in my handy dandy coffee grinder
-I combined it with a good amount of bentonite calcium as well; which I had already from my Aztec Secret Indian Clay Face Mask. But you can order some here.
-Then I added coconut oil until the consistency was something like that of toothpaste.
-Mix it all up and put in in a tightly sealed container, like a mason jar or tupperware.
So I’ve been using it twice a day, every time I brush my teeth, for about a month now. First of all, the pain from my back tooth is gone. I’m not sure if it’s coincidence or what, but I plan on doing this for the next few months, and then going to back to the dentist to have him look. Hopefully he won’t lie to me just because they want the money from the fillings! Stay tuned on this post over the next couple of months as I keep you all updated on the process.