What Your Dentist Doesn't Want You To Know

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For years I had a fascination with the hidden medicinal treasures of the rainforest.  A number of trips to the Peruvian Amazon introduced me to Croton lechlen an amazing herbal sap used for healing wounds.  This substance is known for its antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties.  It also is highly astringent.  During my years of research and experimentation with this herbal substance I discovered how useful it was to heal sores in the mouth.

I have a family history of bad gums; dentists told me I needed to have my teeth cleaned three times yearly instead of the typical twice yearly as the plaque would build up.  My gums would be sore and bleed during the cleanings.  I had tried oil pulling for this for a couple of years, but it made little impact on the situation.

When I went through some particularly stressful times, my self- care went on the back burner and I did not go to the dentist for four years.  I have always been religious about flossing and brushing my teeth, but noting that my gums hurt, I started a daily protocol of rinsing my mouth and gums with Croton lechlen daily.  I had been following this protocol for a year when I finally got back to the dentist.

When the hygienist started cleaning my teeth he commented that I had great gums.  He kept marveling how pink and healthy they were. My dentist kept buzzing around the hygienist asking how bad it was after my four years of neglect.  The hygienist told him that my teeth were great.  Almost no plaque buildup, there was no discomfort or bleeding.  I told him about my protocol and my dentist told me to keep it quiet, he would be out of business if word got around.  I have shared this with many patients and have had nothing but glowing reports of how well it works for them.  In more severe cases I recommend doing this twice daily.

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