Oil Pulling For Teeth Whitening

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I have heard quite a bit about oil pulling and the benefits. So far the thought of swishing oil in my mouth for 20 minutes has kept me form jumping on this bandwagon. Have any of you tried it? What were you results?

Dr. Jessica Emery, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft Chicago weighs in on the subject from the side of a professional.

 

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Even though an ancient health remedy, Oil pulling has returned, transforming into a beauty & wellness topic that has gone viral today.

What is it? How does it affect your smile? Will it whiten teeth? Below, please find expert commentary from leading cosmetic dentist Dr. Jessica Emery, DMD, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft Chicago. www.sugarfixdental.com

There is nothing more splendid and virtuous then unrefined coconut oil. It is a hot topic now coming back from the ancient days of tradition. ‘Oil pulling’ is a technique used to clean your teeth and mouth. You place a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish with it for up to 20 minutes. When finished make sure you spit into a trash can and not the sink as it can clog the pipes.

People swear by it, that it can fill cavities, relieve toothaches, whiten teeth, freshen breath, absorb harmful bacteria and even say it cures the common cold. From a dentist’s perspective, tooth decay is caused by bacteria and studies suggest that coconut oil treated with enzymes (which is like the process that occurs when you have oil in your mouth), the enzymes in your saliva break down. It seems to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria. So a good thing. Patients that have oil pulled have said that they ‘love how their mouth feels after swishing and that it lasts all day”. They also say that tooth pain is not gone but better. Makes sense to me as we use Vitamin E oil to sooth the gums and clove oil to sooth tooth aches. They work. I have not tried oil pulling personally but think I may jump on the bandwagon to see for myself. No solid proof that it works but it certainly makes people feel better. Your cheeks may get tired but I say ‘swish away’.

Dr. Jessica Emery, DMD of Sugar Fix Dental Loft Chicago

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Kick Start you Summer Shape Up Plan with SeroVital

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If your like me seeing swimsuit in the stores the last few weeks has you thinking about summer and getting in shape. Its cold and wet in the Pacific NW so its easy in winter to slip into comfort food and movies and way too many cookies.

I am back on the wagon trying to eat healthy and make the most of my workouts. So when I read about SeroVital I was intrigued. Its a natural supplement that will help increase your HGH levels. Why do we want that? Higher HGH levels can help with healthy skin and hair, mood, weight loss and aging.

No you can’t take SeroVital and eat cupcakes will watching a House of Cards marathon and expect to see results. (Tried that diet approach, sadly it doesn’t work) But if you are looking for a booster for your healthy lifestyle to get the most out of your hard work look no further.

SAN MEDICA SeroVital-hgh Dietary Supplement $99
Optimum growth hormone levels have been associated with wrinkle reduction, tightening saggy skin, decreased body fat, increased lean muscle mass, stronger bones, improved mood, heightened sex drive, and making users look and feel decades – not years, but DECADES – younger.

SeroVital-hgh is the first and only clinically proven hGH booster to increase mean, endogenous, serum (blood) growth hormone levels by 682% in both men and women of an appropriately wide age range.

So what’s the catch?
Dr. Amy Heaton, PhD, Director of Scientific Affairs for SanMedica International, says:“There are three.”

“First, as with hGH injections, SeroVital is not a ‘magic bullet,’ but one part of a healthy lifestyle choice including a sensible diet and exercise regimen.”

“Second, for proper absorption, you have to take SeroVital-hgh on an empty stomach. That means you either have to take it first thing in the morning and then not eat anything for two hours, or take it at night, at least two hours after your last meal… before you go to bed.”

“And last but not least, while SeroVital is far less expensive than prescription hGH injections, it’s still not cheap. SeroVital will cost you about $100 a month.”

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


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Pamper Yourself with Molton Brown

 

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I’m a huge fan of bubble baths in the cold winter months and Molton Brown makes some of my favorite bubble bath products. Their new Coco & Sandalwood has a beautiful  light musky scent, that’s incredibly relaxing. I love how rich and silky the bubbles are and the soft scent it leaves on my skin.

For a relaxing night at home, draw up a warm bubble bath with an exotic body wash from Molton Brown,  like the Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash. This body wash is the perfect gift to let that special someone relax, close their eyes and head to the islands.

Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash $30
London via The Philippines:
The milky white of freshly cut coconut. Honey dripped from spoon to lip. Gandang drum heard along the shore.

The way we blend it: A body wash with coconut fruit extract (to help energize the skin) and warming sandalwood.

Why you’ll love it: Close your eyes and head to the islands with this soft and subtle body wash – perfect for drifting away during your evening shower or bath.

For more information on the Molton Brown body washes and lotions, candles and more please visit www.moltonbrown.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


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Photo: Demi Lovato shaved her head – on accident?

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Demi Lovato shared a new picture of her latest hairstyle, and it might have been an accident! In the picture, Demi, 21, showed off her new hairdo, which was shaved on one sid.e

The singer posted the picture on Twitter, writing “So….This happened… Ooops.”

Demi is currently on her Neon Lights tour. She posted a series of selfies, showing her new look, saying “IDGAF.”


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