Something to Smile About
(Testimony on the Use of Emu Oil and Gum Disease)
By Deb Henson
Desert Palms Emu Ranch, Peoria Arizona
About five years ago during my semi-annual visit, my dentist
informed me that I had gum disease. I had deep pockets between my
teeth and my gums were swollen and bleeding. My dentist recommended
that I see a periodontist.
Being somewhat of a coward at the thought of surgery in my mouth,
and somewhat poor, I asked what could be done to at least postpone
the visit to the periodontist, and the surgery that was sure to
follow. His suggestion was floss, floss, floss and come in for teeth
cleaning every 3 months. Well... I have followed the second half of
his suggestion religiously. Enough said!
My gums have gotten better over the years, but not to the
satisfaction of my dentist. My gums were still bleeding about
halfway between my visits, and I still had some deep pockets. But
not anymore! My last visit to the dentists (May 2, 1997) left both
the technician that cleans my teeth, and my dentist, who looks me
over when she is done, just amazed.
My gums did not bleed during the cleaning for the first time, and
when the dentist prodded around my gums, even he couldn't get them
to bleed. He kept commenting on how "firm" my gums were, and that he
couldn't find any deep pockets anymore.
"What have you been doing?" asked my dentist. I replied with a big,
clean smile, "I've been brushing every day with emu oil!"
To say that he had a puzzled look on his face is an understatement.
I explained about what emu oil is, and that my husband and I raise
these birds. I told him that every day I put a drop of emu oil on my
toothpaste, and brush. That's it. He said he is going to have to
look into this emu oil. ..........
Who knows where this could lead? I can see dentists giving free 1/2
oz. samples to patients with bad gums. I can even see a major
toothpaste company with a new "gum care toothpaste" with emu oil.
With all the medical studies being done with emu oil, let's get the
dental industry involved too! If it worked for me, it's surely
working for other people.