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Posted by Stephanie (Somewhere, Texas) on 11/26/2011

My gums and overall dental health seem to have improved dramatically by using diatomaceous earth (food grade) to brush with (dip damp toothbrush into the DE and brush). I have also been experimenting with a combination of almond oil and spearmint and peppermint essential oils. I don't have an exact recipe but I put a couple of tablespoons of almond oil in a dropper bottle with some spearmint and peppermint oil (10-20 drops each). I put a few drops on my toothbrush and try to work the mixture into the root areas of my teeth. I also put a drop on my floss. My infected gums have cleared very quickly with this solution and a painful molar I had (with a crown) has become painless. I make sure to gently massage the solution all over my gums, roof of my mouth, tongue, etc. To try to eradicate any bacteria that is causing problems. I have also experimented with putting the DE on my brush and then a few drops of the above solution. I hope this helps others. If I get more exact solution, I will post it. If someone is knowledgeable about essential oils and wants to weigh in on suggested amounts that would be great.

Posted by Sue (Arroyo Grande, Ca) on 08/27/2011
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I had bleeding gums for years and the hygenist always chided me about brushing more and flossing. Brushing, even with a soft toothbrush hurt a lot and flossing was worse. I failed to follow her instructions. Now you can find super soft tapered toothbrushes online or in the health food store. I finally like brushing my teeth! This has made a big difference in my gums. The super soft tapered toothbrush does not clean the teeth well enough, though, so after using the super soft toothbrush on the gum line, then I use a regular soft toothbrush for the teeth, avoiding the gum line, and a couple times a week I use an electric toothbrush over the teeth in any area that doesn't feel quite clean enough. Once again, I try to avoid the gums.

I now use a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate and a rinse without alcohol. The rinse I use already has peppermint oil in it, but I add extra. As a tooth cleaner, I occassionally use calcium citrate powder with a little baking soda. Oh, and I drink my coffee with a stainless steel straw to avoid the kind of staining in the lower front teeth that I previously had.

At night before bedtime, I massage a mixture of oils into my gums.

In the past my enamel had been damaged by over the counter whiteners. They used to say that you can't regain enamel once it is damaged, but this isn't completely so. My enamel isn't as good as it once was, but it has improved from the point of the damage. It doesn't feel dry and rough anymore in the spots that had eroded. It feels smooth again, though thinner. I've tried so many things, so I can only think that it is just time and better hygene that improved the situation.

BTW, I still rarely floss. Sometimes I think it just grinds the food down further. I use a water irrigator, a gum stimulator and small interdental brushes to remove food particles that are stuck.

But I wanted to mention a couple more things. The quality of the water from our tap water is horrible in terms of bacteria. I suspect that a lot of dental problems start with the water. I use filtered or distilled water in my irrigator and add a cap full of hydrogen perioxide.

I have sinus problems and the light dawned that the gum disease and sinus drip are probably caused by the same bacteria. So it would seem that if you get rid of one problem and still have the other, you would be reinfected continously. So that's the other side of the coin I have to work on.

Posted by Bev (Fort Lauderdale, Usa) on 08/05/2011

First, I want to thank eveyone for all the great advice. Some I knew and some I didn't. This is a great resource.

What finally worked for me was a dilution of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide. You probably have to get this stuff online and it isn't cheap but will last for years if you keep in it in the freezer where it remains liquid.

I used one part 35% to 5 or 6 parts distilled water. I then soaked a small wad of cotton batten with the mixture and tucked it between my front lip and tooth/gum. It was 10 times more effective than the 3% peroxide! I set the timer for 10 minutes but I was still spitting (more like a controlled drool) foamy saliva and left it in for about a 1/2 hour until the foam almost disappeared. 90% of the pain is gone and I feel better all round. Yes. You will foam at the mouth and scare small children, but the foam is actually dead bacteria mixed with your saliva. Keep a glass nearby to catch the foamy saliva.

I tried oil pulling with a couple of drops of Oregano Oil but I just don't like doing it very much although I felt a little improvement.

You should also take a good immune booster to help fight off the bad bacteria that is having a party in your body. Olive Leaf Extract, or up to 20 grams(20,000 mgs.) of Vitamin C. I had a product called Immutol lying around and I've been taking 2 capsules three or four times a day.

I also swished MMS which means Miracle Mineral Supplement. It's cheap and for about $20 you get two years worth of the stuff. It cures just about everything so naturally the Feds moved in and the originator, Jim Humble, moved his whole shebang to the Dominican Republic. Go to to learn more about this wonderful product that has already cured thousands of people.

I have a front tooth crown that had a root canal about 14 years ago. About 8 years ago it started to "act up" on occasion and I applied Oregano Oil and/or Tea Tree Oil and in a day or so the inflammation and mild pain would go away.

Three years ago I had to leave work because not only was my tooth and gum very painful but I felt horrible all over. I guess the infection invaded my entire body. I used an EFT protocol called Faster EFT originated by Robert Smith. (He has a zillion videos on YouTube) After an hour of frenzied tapping the pain disappered and I felt normal. Amazing.

Problem is Faster EFT didn't work for me last year -- or this. Drat! But, watch some of his videos -- it's free and easy to learn.

By the way, I do not sell anything and I have no financial interest in any products.

Posted by Diamond (Cleveland, England) on 06/24/2011

Hi ya debbie,

Thank you so much for the article, very interesting, I have noted down the name niacin. I received my perio mouth wash today, After waiting for a week to be delivered. Full of organic herbs such as Green tea, Echinacea, olive leaf, Oregano, plus a lot more. thankyou.

Posted by Diamond (Cleveland, England) on 06/23/2011

hi , im reporting back my feedback

Went to the dentist yesterday, I was oil pulling with coconut oil from 21st may, not good, gums were pinker, but gaps no change, plus another tooth was receding, I was also taking coenzyme q 10 30mg 3 x daily, also vitamin c and zinc lozenges. 600mg 1 a day. Brushing with aloe vera tooth paste, 2x daily, and chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash. Fed up. Went back to health shop, they told me to increase to 6 a day with the coenzyme q 10 30 mg. That seems alot to me, I will increase it to 4 a day, plus still to take vitamin c and zinc lozenges, take 2 a day, I walked out of the health shop with pure vitamin c powder it says 2500mg per serving. I'll just rub a small bit on my gums, plus I got vitamin e-400 I.U. To take internally, and to rub on my gums, thats only 1 a day. ill let u know my feedback, my dentist wants me back 2nd august, I really do not want to go, cause I know whats next to happen, I honestly hope what I am going to take will cure my problems, bye for now.x

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
Diamond I came across this the other day.

This an excerpt, from Dr. Abram Hoffer the full article in the link below:

Niacin, Coronary Disease and Longevity
by Abram Hoffer, M. D. , Ph.D.

In 1954, it was impossible to predict or even to think that my bleeding gums would one day, 31 years later, lead to additional useful life to people with coronary disease related to cholesterol and lipid metabolism. That year, malocclusion of my teeth had broken down the ability of my gum tissue to repair itself quickly enough. Because my bite was not correct there was too much wear and tear on tooth sockets and my gums began to bleed. No amount of vitamin C and no amount of dental repair helped. Eventually I reconciled myself to the idea I would soon have all my teeth extracted.

But at this time I had been treating schizophrenics and seniles and a few other diseases with niacin, and I began also to take this vitamin, 1 gram after each meal, I. E. three grams per day. I did so because I wanted to experience the flush which comes when one first takes niacin and its gradual waning with continuing use so I could discuss this reaction more knowledgeably with my patients. There was also a legal issue - most doctors' defence against malpractice suits is that they were doing what any other similar physician would do it like circumstances. If I were sued (I have never been sued) because of unusual discomfort or because of adverse effects from niacin, I would not be able to use that defence since only a handful of physicians had ever used these large quantities of niacin. I had concluded that if the unlikely did occur and I was charged with malpractice, one of my defences would be that I had tried it myself for at least three months without suffering any serious consequences. I must admit I had not discussed this with any litigation lawyer. My reasons were therefore both practical and paranoid. I had no intention of treating myself or my bleeding gums.

Two weeks after I had started taking niacin my gums were normal. I was brushing my teeth one morning and suddenly awakened in surprise there was no bleeding whatever! A few days later my dentist confirmed my gums were no longer swollen, and I still have most of my teeth. Eventually I reasoned that the niacin had restored the ability of my gum tissue to repair itself faster than I could damage it by chewing with my crooked teeth.

Replied by Leyfey
Hi , I know this post is so very old and I am probably to late to make much of a difference if your gum disease has progressed. I got diagnosed with this horrid disease also and read up about it, Apparently I came across a dentist called Rami Nagel who cured his daughter's dental decay.

Well overall, I learned that a diet that is rich in grains that has not been prepared the correct way can lead to huge dental probs. Since I started eating more wholegrain stuff and became vegetarian that was the start of all my health issues. Apparenetly these grains are covered in physic acid natures way of protecting the grain and the body can utilise it, intact it binds to calcium and zinc and other minerals important for bone and removes it froth body as it passes through the system unassimilated. It has to be removed through sprouting soaking or souring. Google it up online, there are lots of sources.

Vit d also imperative and a good homemade remineralising toothpaste, flossing and I think mostly change diet, avoid sugar like plague. This is day 3 for me with no sugar, wow its hard, I did buy some xylitol for when I fancied a hot chocolate to take that craving for sweets away. Even too much fruit is bad, for teeth, that has decay or other issues. I hope even though it is years after your post, you or someone else finds this little bit of info helpful. Sorry I have not given lots of details.

Posted by Tristan (Palm Coast, Florida USA) on 10/18/2008
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Hi All

Any feedback to this would be greatly appreciated.

Almost 2 years ago, I had a molar crowned due to the insistence of a dentist (porcelain crown, metal base). Too late to say that I wish I hadn't trusted him. Anyway, since then I have had a regular "gluey" feeling between that upper molar and my eye on the same side. It's not painful, as such, but I can always feel the it and the connection between the crown and the right side of my head and my right eye. I do not want to have any dentist fiddling around unnecessarily in my mouth again, and was wondering if anyone would know what this is about, and what I can do. Also, I don't mind dealing with this for the rest of my life as long as it does not worsen. The ideal would be to get rid of this feeling altogether.

I use castor oil, HP, clove oil etc (haven't tried garlic yet), and they all help, but once I stop the congested, uncomfortable, tight feeling comes back. If it's a nerve, I do not want it to worsen - it's already been almost 3 years of a static situation. (I also had to have the bite adjusted twice, but there's still a slight problem).

Thank you all

Replied by Paul
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Response to Tristan Ref Crown Molar and Eye Issues: Please go to this web site, it is posted by a Doc. Gott and appears in newspapers nationwide.,2_5_AU14_GOTT_S1.article

This article appears on that web site on Oct 14, 2008. It talked about a woman who had an upper molar capped and the tooth discharged something that felt waxy and sticky. I believe I have typed the correct letters of the web site. Maybe this site/article will help. I check the web site everyday. He is big on doing a natural remedy(s) if all possible.

Replied by Denise Riddle
Paris, Tn. USA
Hi, Regarding your gluely molar crowns. I do know what you are talking about. I had the same thing happen to me When I had to have an absess molor done down south. We found out that the glue the dentist used was to old. for one thing, also the crown was not completely covered in the back and was actually ozzing glue when I ate or drank warm foods or liquids. It also got so bad I stated getting sick from it anf I was becoming actually allergic to the glue.

When we moved from Tampa to Paris, Tn this newer Dentist used much more modern technics and totaly removed the older crown and redid the whole thing withih a newer porcyline and glue setup. Here is another thing to think about if you have some silver fillings next to it. Your problem may not be the molar but it could be the older silver filling mix they used in the some older fillings that has caused problems for folks too. Hope this helps. My Doc.Cathy(Dentist) as I call him, he is right on with giving me the straight scope on dental issues and he really has helped me alot in fixing up all my teeth.

I hope this info will help you to at least ask your dentist these issues about it anyway. Good luck and hopefully to become painfree. Denise Riddle

Mustard Oil and Salt  

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Posted by Daidela (Sarasota, Fl) on 12/10/2011

To Ladyhawk of Sarasota: I live in Sarasota and have a loose tooth I would like to try to tighten using the mustard oil and salt. Do you know a store here that sells it? I tried googling where to buy but got no hits. Thanks for your help.


Replied by Dianna
Tx, Usa
You can buy mustard oil at Indian stores.

Posted by Madalsa (Delhi, India) on 10/06/2009
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1. Brush your teeth with mustard oil and salt (sea salt or table salt). Use your finger to clean the teeth instead of toothbrush. Do not wash mouth with water.

2. Take one tbsp mustard oil and 1/4-1/2 tsp salt. Put this into your mouth for 20-30 min. Keep on moving this into the mouth. Spit it after time is over. Do not wash mouth with water.You can see the difference in condition of your teeth.
My teeth used to bleed while brushing and pus was forming. One of my tooth became slightly loose at the age of 30. I tried this for 30 days. Now I am 45 and totally free of these problems since.

Myrhh Oil  

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Posted by Karen (Alpharetta, Ga.) on 06/02/2010
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Myrhh oil for sore gums

Rub myrhh oil on your gums or put a small amount on your tooth brush. Don't swallow it. In the morning your gums won't be sore. Sage oil helps too but myrhh is the best.

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Posted by Kay (Jax, Fl) on 12/26/2013
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I want to start off by saying, I do not like going to the dentist!

I have to thank, once again, this website for helping me in my battle with gum disease. After going to two different peridontist and getting quotes from $5,000 to over $6,000 for gum surgery, I decided to check out earth clinic. The first doc said, well, we do the gum surgery than you can go to the dentist get implants, crowns, etc. and I can easily spend(get into debt) of $12,000 or more. He suggested to extract all teeth and get dentures. This would cost less than $10,000 but gee no more cavities, etc. He failed to tell me how my cheek bones will sink in and I will probably age in looks. He was so caught up with extracting and putting in implants to hold dentures! This cost he quoted me didn't include the implants.

Well I came on to this website and read about oil pulling, etc. I begin. I would first thing in the morning take one tablespoon of Sesame Oil swish it around my mouth than spit it out. I started doing this 2 x per day. I also rinse with Hydrogen Peroxide.

I started a timeline. When I went to the first peridontist because my gums were inflamed and throbbed, teeth were loose, etc., as he poked checking gums, it bled a lot! By the time I went to the 2nd peridontist I had been on the oil pulling about 10 days. There was no blood when he poked at my gums! He said my gum condition was "moderate" while the first doc said "advanced". Ofcourse, these docs could have just been different.

So, I went to a family general dentist two days ago, who said that my teeth were not loose??? I did not say a word about the oil pulling. Well I have another appointment for a general consult in two weeks and X-rays will be done on each tooth. We shall see.

So, far, I can say, honestly no more throbbing of my gums, the color has changed to a lighter pink. I have spent approximately over $400 just in these visits and X-rays. I will get an estimate from the coming up consultation to see what they can do to "save my" teeth at a reasonable cost. Ha!

I can honestly say that doing the oil pulling, using bee propolis with baking soda toothpaste and rinsing with Hydrogen peroxide(3%) has helped me tremendously. I have doing this now about 3 weeks.

I would not have known about any of these alternatives if it weren't for this website. I will keep you updated on the process.

Replied by Kay
Jax, Fl, USA
Back in December I wrote about my gum disease. My gum pockets on the front teeth are an 8 which is really bad. It caused my two front teeth to separate causing a large gap. I back molar has a 6 and the others are basically 3, 4 and a couple of 5's.

After visiting two peridontists who told me basically to do gum surgery would cost anywhere from $5000 to $6500 than go get crowns partials, etc, we are looking at lots of money. They advised to save money, extract all the teeth($238-$250 per tooth), have Dentures costs ($2000 for traditional to $25, 000 for fancy), etc.

I started oil pulling and the difference is amazing! I decided to go to a general dentists, who said my teeth were worth saving and felt that extraction was out of the question. I did agree to their deep scaling $700. So, of course, if the gum heal, they will claim they did it, since most of the dentist never heard of Oil pulling and if they did they wouldn't suggest it, as it would be a loss of revenue for them.

Today, I am still oil pulling, brushing with Baking Soda, rinsing with Hydrogen Peroxide, and brushing with a baking soda, bee propolist toothpaste. I am do to go back to the dentist in a month or so where they will measure my gums again. Should be interesting.

I have no more severe redness, which by the way, stopped before I had the gum scaling done.

Oil pulling is the answer, no doubts in my mind. I will keep this post updated.

Replied by Kay
Back in January 2014, I wrote of my success in oil pulling, baking soda and rinsing with Hydrogen Peroxide. I since than have had deep gum scaling by a general dentist and had my teeth cleaned. Went back to dentist today and most all my gums have shrunk their deep pockets approx one mm. However, I have a bad case of Piarhea on my two front teeth which were an 8 and now are a 7. The front teeth have moved causing a large gap. Dentist told me today, I will need to pull these teeth as basically no hope. The rest of the teeth they are positive they can save as they are now at a Gingivitis level. Before I have these teeth pulled I will continue to do my oil pulling, etc. Has anyone ever had a diagnosis like this and beat the system without having teeth pulled? Just curious.
Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
Sorry, no direct experience, but if the gum pockets on your front teeth are actually improving why does the dentist still want to pull them? I would try large amounts of vitamin C and maybe a "bone health" mineral supplement and maybe give it a six month trial to see if they keep improving--if there is no actual danger.
Replied by Prioris
Fl, Usa
I would not accept a dentists verdict on teeth especially the gum area. Your doing everything right so far. You are addressing the microbes. That is first part. Your body is just missing some nutrient(s) to facilitate repair.

You have receding gums. It may be a collagen related problem especially if your older. If young, I'd try taking vitamin C. Have you tried Biocell Hyaluronic Acid.

I used oil pulling also and I was having good results but then I noticed that my gums were weakening probably due to my age (near 60). My gums were getting weaker and I got concerned. Biocell HA which I was using for another problem unexpectantly strengthened them. They don't even bleed like they use to. You should looked at earth clinics under receding gum also. You need to look at it from a nutrient approach.

Fight like heck to retain your teeth. Don't give up. Don't allow any dentist to put a tombstone on any of your teeth especially due to gum issues.

Replied by Kay
Jax, Fl, Usa
Thank you Nanowriter and Prioris for you input regarding the dentist wanting to pull two teeth. They claimed that because I am still a "7" went from an "8" that these gums are bad shape. Ofcourse they wanted to sell me Implants or partials. Yes, I have gum loss and because of my age 60's, this seems to be a common thing.

I am taking Vitamin C, D3, oil pull with Sesame oil 2 x daily, brush with Baking Soda, rinse with Peroxide, brush with Toms of Maine toothpaste which has baking soda and bee propolis and put Aloe Gel at night. I have been doing this since October 2013. The good thing is that all the gum pockets have dropped in mm include the front area which dropped 1 mm. My feeling is to try this method for another 3 months which would give it a total of 9 months. I am due to go back to the dentist in June for cleaning. I would love for them at that time to measure again and see that shrunk more.

The dentist did tell me that I now have decay in the root of the area between the front teeth where they want to pull them. The other thing is they suggested a partial well, if my gums are receding why would I want to put pressure on other teeth to hold a partial. Makes no sense to me. Any input would be great. Earth Clinic is fantastic!

Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
Kay, thank you for feedback.

"Marketing is persuading the customer to suspend all logic". A little paraphrased, but it really made me think about a lot of my interactions with doctors and dentists, where things didn't make sense and they would just clam up when pressed for an explanation.

Maybe find another dentist who is not so eager to pull your teeth. Partials pretty much assure the destruction of your connecting teeth and tooth decay can be reversed by remineralizing your teeth.

Replied by Kay
Jax, Fl, Usa
Thanks again Nanowriter for your input. I don't know if you read my other items about oil pulling. But I went to this general dentist who said the first time I went to her, "we can save your teeth" I believe with deep gum cleaning we can correct this. Her concern was the very front teeth gap which did have a 8 mm gap(now a 7). She suggested the partials or implants. I said why would I want partials to hold on to the other teeth with gum loss.

Well, I decided no one is going to pull my teeth. I am going to follow my regiment of oil pulling now I do it 2 x per day for at least 20 minutes.

The original peridontist all suggested to pull all my teeth and get complete dentures or of course "implants". Their reasoning was they could do some deep periodontal work, but the issue may come back. With false teeth, I wouldn't have to deal with this. Ofcourse, they failed to tell me my cheeks will shrink in and I will look 20 yrs older.

I chose not to follow their advice. What is de mineralizing?

Replied by Prioris
Fl, Usa
Given your age, you definitely should use the Biocell HA. Use 150 mg per day on empty stomach. Try for remaining 3 months.
Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
Best of luck to you, Kay, in keeping your teeth. As you are realizing, pulling them causes potentially more problems and the root (haha) issue is still not resolved.

Remineralization is replacing the decay in your teeth with healthy tooth structure again. I have never done this, but a little research on Weston Price may give you more information.

For what it's worth, I suspect most of us are suffering from severe mineral depletion, especially those of us who drink RO water regularly.

Replied by Marie
Middle Tennessee
To add to this for Kay in Jax-- and for anyone else reading-- try fermented cod liver oil. It will help rebuild your roots, teeth and gums. Take lots of it, at least 1-2 tbsp every day. It also heals your gut if you eliminate all processed foods and sugars while taking it. I also highly recommend eating black walnuts. They do a FAST and easy job of remineralizing and healing teeth. I had a toothache once and chewed it and it was gone that very hour. We try to have our whole family chew some every so often, since we are dentist free.
Replied by Anu
Which brand of fermented cod liver oil and COQ 10 is recommended? Thanks a ton

Posted by Kathryn (Phoenix, Az, Usa) on 05/26/2013

I was searching for info re: how to stop loss of gum tissue. I have noted an acceleration of 'shrinking' gum tissue, about 3ml in past 2 yrs. My dentist confirms gums are healthy and tissue loss is "normal at my age".... 68. I am not accepting this. I do have chronic TMJ & wear night guard due to significant clinching of jaws during sleep. Could the pressure cause loss of gum tissue??

Recently discovered the OP. Currently using coconut iol, will try sesame oil next month. Thank U for any info you may share. KH

Posted by Lorit (New York, Ny) on 04/29/2013
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What with one thing and another I avoided the dentist for 5 years. When I finally went, I was told I had periodontal disease with pockets mainly in the 3-4 range, and a few 5s. I had the lower half of my mouth deep cleaned. For financial reasons I didn't return for the second half of my cleaning for 2 months and in the mean time I oil pulled every morning and did a number of other things as well. When I returned this afternoon I asked her to remeasure a few of my pockets. She checked the lower half of my mouth -- she didn't look at all of them but every pocket she checked had gone down a size, and a 5 had gone down to a 3. She was very pleased. I asked her to check the top (uncleaned) half of my mouth and she did, strictly to be nice, and discovered that although the gums were still inflamed, the pockets there had also gone down a size, something she characterized as very surprising.

I've done a number of things, which I'll detail, which I hope were helpful, but I mainly credit the oil pulling for this.

Oil Pulling -- swapping between sunflower and sesame when I run out of a bottle --

Vitamin C -- I've gone from never using it to 1 - 2 grams a day, more if I think of it, which I usually don't.

I made a mouthwash recipie I found on the web: 1tbspn Echinacea tincture; .5 tbspn Oregon Grape Root tincture; .25 tbspn Plantain and Propolis tincture -- combine, add a dropperful to a tbspn water, swish in your mouth 20 seconds after brushing then spit out -- I've done this intermittently.

-- Swapped out my toothpaste for a toothpowder made from 2 tbspn baking soda, and 1 tsp each: salt, myrrh, prickly ash bark, white oak bark -- all ground up in a spice grinder.

And I've been trying to drink blackberry leaf tea (good for the gums) and a tea made from White oak bark, lemon grass, and yerba santa.

Also once a day flossing of course.

Replied by Krystle
Pittsburgh, Pa
Where do you find these tinctures? Extracts for tea? Like bark! And are they affordable? Thanks in advance!

Posted by Evelyn (Izmir, Konak County. Turkey) on 04/21/2012
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I expereinced severe Gingivitis in two areas of my Gums, I had a small amount of dental reconstruction done in the US it was very expensive, I moved to Turkey, in 05 and used Dr Tongs remedy for three years it works, But I was unable to find it, again, I found two Dentist in Turkey who did deep cleaning and replaced the broken bridges on the right side, But the stubborn gingivitis was not responding to the treatments the most rececnt dentist used. But a few months ago I was researching for home remedies for dental health and found this website and information about OP I started it from the Oil I strained from Sesame Butter, It showed instant positive results, clearing the white paste from the Tounge improving the healing of the infection under the gum line. Yes I have expereinced some of the healing side effects described by some of the People who use the Op. But it definitely is a solution to ridding the system of unwanted bacteria and Toxic deposits, Most medicallly trained professionals overlook and fail to treat or even aknowledge as the cause of many symptoms. that the Body uses to alert us that there is a underlining problem that must be addressed. I have heard it can take months to get the full benfits of OP, don't stop to you get it. Happy healthy attracts wealthy unfoldings. I hope this inspires and help those who read this.

Posted by Mary (Twin Cities, Minnesota) on 04/13/2012
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I started oil pulling with ____ Coconut Oil about 10 days ago after my first visit with the dentist. I had a bad case of gingivitis; bleeding gums and was about to lose a molar, and was going to need a heavy duty cleaning. The dentist prescribed an alcohol-based mouthwash to use twice a day, which I really didn't want to use. A co-worker mentioned oil pulling so I researched it and then bought a jar of ____ Coconut Oil.

Long story short, I went back to the dentist last night and he was absolutely amazed on how my gums looked. He said he couldn't tell I had periodontal disease just by looking at my mouth, only by x-rays taken the week prior. The gingivitis had cleared up that much in just 9 days! I have been pulling only once a day every day and some days a 2nd time. No more gum bleeding either! I am thrilled with the results. I can't wait to hear what he has to say when I go back in 2 weeks!!

Replied by Marie
Houston, Texas
Mary, Now that a year has gone by, how are your teeth? Is oil pulling with coconut oil still something I should look into?

Posted by Diamond (Cleveland, England) on 05/31/2011

hi ya jennifer,

Thank you for your feedback, that all sounds very good, with really positive results, could you tell me what sesame oil you are using, I used sea salt from a health shop, but felt terrible after 2 days, I diluted a teaspoon in a cup of water, then swilled round my mouth at night, then I spat it out. I had really bad palpitations, that really scared me, didnt use again ended up in my bin, I will get some oregano oil this week, and hydrogen peroxide, ill check the health shops to see if they ave it. Thank you

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
I have a hard time believing that swishing a bit of water with salt in your mouth can lead to health problems. Maybe the mixture you used was the wrong one or maybe the palpitations had another reason. I think that people connect too much of what happen to them to something new they are trying out, no matter how harmless! If you drink a glass of water, for example, and have a headache later on should you connect it to the glass of water you drank earlier on? No.... Exactly my point! If I were you I would try again and see what happens, most probably nothing at all!
Replied by Jennifer
Sunrise, Fl
Hi Diamond,

EarthClinic won't let me post the name of the particular brand, but I use a generic brand from a very famous natural foods grocery store in the US. It's an untoasted, organic, expeller pressed sesame oil that is unrefined (I have heard though that it's better to oil pull with refined than unrefined oil). You can also try experimenting with other oils if you find that one is not agreeable with you - go to the oil pulling page on this website and see what other people have tried, the options are endless! Sesame oil has been the traditional oil used in Ayurveda, but some people have had success with using coconut, olive, avocado, and other oils. If the sea salt gives you palpitations, it's probably best not to use it. Here in the US, hydrogen peroxide can be found at almost any major drugstore in the first aid section and a bottle costs under $1. Make sure you dilute the HP, because it can be tough on your enamel (but as a great side effect, hydrogen peroxide is a great teeth whitener! ). Give the oregano oil a try too, I had great results after incorporating it into my routine. Be patient and give yourself at least a month to see results. I wish you luck and good health :)