Testimony for Emu Oil
on Gum Disease
Something to Smile About
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
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
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.
Reprinted from Emu Today and Tomorrow,