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Taming a Toothache

We can forget to take care of our "other" health issues.

Covid-19 might have stopped human beings in their tracks but other viruses, illnesses and painful woes continued even though people were forced to keep socially distanced from many doctors and dentists while we wrapped our heads around a new normal.  As a mother of two toddlers, the phrase, “We cannot afford to go to the hospital today!” was uttered daily as the unknown of what covid might do to my children was, and still is, a great source of anxiety.  It was a terrible time for a toothache.


I went in search of a homeopathic solution to help till I could see my dentist and found articles on oil pulling, a folk remedy that has been used for centuries that works to improve oral health.  Often completed with coconut oil, a dollop is placed on your tongue and as it melts, the liquid is swished for up to 20 minutes, before spitting it out.  Having personally found relief using CBD salves for inflammation and pain in my wrists, a deeper dig led me to find additional articles about utilizing cannabidiol to boost your mouth’s well being. 


Studies show that hemp oil is an anti inflammatory agent that works to manage pain, which I desperately needed, and has both antifungal and antibacterial properties that can combat plaque and other nasty bacteria that wreak havoc to our mouths.  Cannabinoids can boost your immunity as well, which is important when your body is battling any type of infection, even a tooth.  An added bonus is that CBD might also work to regulate sleeping habits, which anyone who suffers from pain realizes just how difficult a night’s slumber can be. I added a few drops of hemp oil with naturally-occuring CBD to the tooth a few times a day as oil pulling while chasing the two maniacs mentioned above proved nearly impossible.  I was excited by its effects and was chewing comfortably again after a couple of days. 


Has it solved an underlying problem?  Only my upcoming trip to the dentist (complete with x-rays) will tell.  I would never recommend substituting dentist visits or normal dental hygiene with just oil.  But for me, it offered the relief I needed when I needed it.  The pain has subsided, my gums look better, sleep has returned and overall I feel better.  Hemp oil, for me, is a must-have in my medicine cabinet.


Author: Andrea Lettic MS , Copyright Apra Hemp, BBB Labs all rights reserved. 2020




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