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Oil Pulling  
44 User Reviews | 11 YEA | 1 BETTER BUT NOT CURED    Treatment

Posted by Emma (London, England) on 04/06/2011

[YEA]  I had my gum pockets measured in Jan. 2010 and again in April 2011. According to my dentist, pockets don't improve on their own - they just get deeper. Except for a 6 week break, I've been oil pulling in the time between the examinations. I haven't had any other gum treatment. I think the facts are pretty clear. The number of deep pockets has significantly reduced.

7 mm. Pockets: went from 2 to 0

6 mm. Pockets: went from 2 to 0

5 mm. Pockets: went from 9 to 4

4 mm. Pockets: went from 6 to 7

I no longer need expensive, unpleasant gum scaling. Big thumbs up!

Replied by Tory Mcdonald
Goderich, Ontario
what type of oil were you using? I noticed on your improvement chart the following results:

5 mm. Pockets: went from 9 to 4

4 mm. Pockets: went from 6 to 7

Do you mean 5 went from 9-4

4 went from 6-7?

Thanks for info I'm trying oil pulling I have some major pockets and severe bone loss. Will this help rebuild bone?

Replied by Tommy
Fall River, Ma
Hi to everyone out there looking for a cure to your periodontitus! I recently had an ache in my mouth, the first dentist wanted me to root canal or extract but she said I neded to see an oral surgeon for that. Well, after I left there I called a few dentists up to see if they could extract. I couldnt get an appointment until the next day so I went a whole night in pain.

The next day the dentist examined the same xray and told me my teeth shouldnt be causing me this much pain because even though I had cavities back there the the teeth were savable, even without a root canal. I found out I had semi-periodontitus. The pain was coming from a gap formed in my mouth between my tooth and gums which was caused by infection in my mouth. After a long talk with him about expensive dentist plans, and how he didnt want to extract my tooth, I went home with 2 fillings, anti biotics, and pain that came back after the numbing died down. Thankfully by the grace of God my friend from missouri called me up and he told me about oregano oil, and clove bud oil used as a natural anti-fungal, and natural anti-septic that he had been using to ease pain in his mouth. After he told me surf the web on it I did. And as I read about the oils, I heard about oil-pulling! I was jumping up for joy when I heard the numerous testimonies of how oil pulling cured periodintitus. I somewhat believed it because ive been learning alot about natural and organic foods and cures for about a year now and it is proven that nothing works better for mankinds symptons and sicknessess like the natural products that God created for us to take care of us. He has proved Himself in the past and I was very excited to see how He would help me in this case.

Well, only 2 weeks later of oil pulling and my gap has closed TREMENDOUSLY! Swishing sesame seed oil in my mouth for bout 20 minutes, brushing with some baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and oregano oil, and my mouth feels great! My gums are so much more firmer now as well!!! This stuff is legit. And it has many solid purposes. It actually removes toxins from your body and can cure many sicknessess. Thank you God so much for your perfect wisdom and mercy on us!

Replied by Sally
I think she is counting how many (9) 5mm pockets she originally had-- and now only has (4) 5mm pockets. And she no longer has any 7mm or 6mm pockets.

(But I don't understand why (6 pockets) that were 4mm would have increased to 7 pockets if the other gum areas were improving.)

Posted by Javagenie (Central Vermont, Usa) on 05/07/2010

[YEA]  I have to give oil pulling (OP) a big... no that's not even close... a gigantic YEA for gum disease. I was in fear of losing all of my teath to this nasty disease. However, I started OP about a week ago now and my gums and teeth feel great now. I have a dentist appointment in a few weeks to talk about the removal of my 2 lower molers. I'm not sure this will prevent removal or not. But, I'm sure it is going to prevent further removal of other teeth in the future. For once, I can't wait to go to the dentist. I know they will see the improvement as well. My teeth feel planted better, my gums don't bleed/hurt anymore, I don't have anymore tartar build up, food doesn't seem to be getting stuck inbetween my gum/teeth, my teeth are whiter, and my breath is always fresh now.

I tried everything before this. I was almost obscessed with brushing, flossing, and rinsing. I was even prescribed antibiotics many times. Nothing ever helped. It just got worse and worse and I was paying hundreds of dollars (even with insurance) a year on dental cleanings and maintenance.

So far, I have tried pulling with organic extra virgin coconut, sunflower, and olive oil. I haven't been able to find a non-toasted organic sesame oil. But, will keep looking. Anyway, I OP a little less than a tbsp of oil in the morning and before bed for about 20min.

The thing that works best for my gums is olive oil mixed with a drop of oil of oregano. However, the taste is almost unbearable. It makes me gag at times. So, I started to use coconut oil (which I was already using for it's many benefits anyway). This oil just feels terrific in my mouth... I absolutely love the taste, smell, and texture. Even my dog goes nuts for it and won't leave me alone when I am pulling with it. However, it doesn't seem to do the job as well. So, I have been switching off and on. Last night, I tried sunflower oil but it seems to get foamy and liquidy fast. Maybe that is a good thing? I will probably alternate with it from time to time.

I get the best night sleep after using coconut oil. But, my teeth and gums feel much better in the morning after using the oregano/olive oil mixture. So, I'm torn. However, I can say with out a doubt... next to exercising, oil pulling has been one of the most beneficial things I have done for my body. It has seemed to lift my spirits, cleared my senses, and brought new meaning to my life. Perhaps it's all because of the regenerized feeling in my mouth. I can't say for sure. But, I can breath better and feel better every morning. Actually my ablility to breath now seems to be a pleasant side affect. You see, both of my septums are deviated and for the first time ever, I can breath through my nose. For this reason alone, I will never stop oil pulling.

I also mix up a small vial of 3-4 drops of pure oil of oregano diluted in olive oil. I take this to work with me. I rub it on my gums whenever I feel the need. I was doing this for a week prior to oil pulling and it also works good. I was even using it straight from the dropper. But, the oil pulling really makes your entire mouth and body feel better. And I rarely have to use my little vial of OoO anymore.

I also have to say, i was a huge skeptic of all this. But, with desperation comes desperate measures. I will remember to not be so close minded in the future.

I just wanted to close by thanking everyone at this site. These are life changing remedies and tips. Thank you and bless you all!

Replied by Clloy
Orlando, Florid

Posted by Trina (Saint Helens, Oregon, USA) on 04/14/2008

[YEA]  Oil Pulling cured my Rheumatoid Arthritis in a matter of 3 days. Been using Safflower Oil. It helped so much. I sleep like a baby and pain free!! No more limping, dropping cups, hurting to drive, bend - I can open lids - pain free!! I had Rheumatoid Arthritis for over a year. I dont have joint stiffness anymore - but i can feel the joint damage (tightness when moving) In truth i am affraid to stop oil pulling - i dont want it to come back - because i have not stopped my health keeps improving i had gum disease (Periodontitis ), 8 year Chocoholic addiction,Dry Skin and Hair, A Sinus infection and Suffering with RA -gone! My skin is soft as a baby's head to toe- A huge scar i got from last winter i branded my self by backing into a propane heater - it looks like a cat scrach. Anyways its been a month and my health keeps improving. I OP for 2 to 3 times a day. Oh yah my mens. has improved too. Rarely irritable, minor back pain, no chocolate cravings, lil bit of a sweet tooth,lil to no cramps- such a big improvement - THANKU Earth Clinic!!!!!!!!

Posted by Stephanie (New Braunfels, Texas) on 03/21/2008

[YEA]  re: oil pulling-another satisfied customer!. I have been using oil pulling for about a month. A few days after I started I had a dental appt and showed early stages of gum disease (pockets that measured 6 in at least five places). They wanted me to have $1000 worth of scaling and root planing with antibiotics injected into the pockets. I told them I would think about it, knowing that I would keep oil pulling. I went to my follow up appt yesterday and I only had one pocket that was still a 6, the rest had decreased. The hygienist told me to keep doing what I'm doing so I confessed about the oil pulling which she had actually heard of and now plans to try after seeing the difference in my gums. She said anywhere she would poke them before they would bleed and now they are much better. I hope to come back later and say that my fibromyalgia is gone.

Replied by Scotty
Rochester, NH
Could you tell me what type of oil you were using? I've been trying sunflower and sesame oil, but I'm not sure what works best. Thanks.

Posted by Jake (Chicago, IL) on 10/09/2007

[YEA]  Many thanks to Lucille from Jersey City. I had sensitive gums and nerves for several months after having two dental procedures - removal of an impacted and decayed wisdom tooth -lower left,and placement of a crown on a molar above. I was very sensitive to cold especially but hot as well. Oil pulling with coconut oil just three times cured it 95%. It was hard to believe after it was so sensitive it virtually went away. I rarely feel anything anymore except with extreme temperatures and I see even that declining as the days go by.

Posted by Lucille (Jersey City, USA) on 04/23/2007

[YEA]  Wow! I just read this cure [oil pulling] for the first time and decided to try it with my organic coconut oil. I still can't believe it but the chronic sensitivity I had in two of my teeth is gone! It's hard to tell which teeth were hurting! And my teeth feel different.

Oil Pulling, Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide  
5 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Shaunat1996 (Sugar Land, Tx) on 09/20/2013

[YEA]  I just want to say this website is a lifesaver! I've battled Peridontal disease for years without much luck. It's painful and expensive. I've had a bad infection on the right side of my mouth and found this website. Last night I brushed my teeth with baking soda and swished with Peroxide (1 tsp. Peroxide to 2 tbsp. Water). LOL I was fascinated with the bubbling. So I woke up this morning to my alarm clock, that hasn't happened in over a month because the pain keeps me up at night. My mouth was still sensitive but the pain in my jaw and cheekbone is long gone!!! So I had read about oil pulling and decided to try that this morning and WOW is all I can say! I pulled with 100% Vegetable Oil because I wanted to see if it would really turn white and yep, it turned a milky white color and my teeth felt so clean :) I will continue this regimen until the infection is gone then I will drop rinsing with Peroxide so it doesn't do any damage to my tissue! I've read about the bee propolis but I'm not sure what to buy or exactly how to use it, so if anyone has any tips I would love to hear them!!!

Posted by Jean (Franklin, WI) on 05/19/2008

[YEA]  I have no insurance and can't afford a dentist, so had to find a way to deal with tooth problems naturally. I've lost several fillings that occassionally cause infections. First thing I do is oil pulling with grapeseed, coconut or olive oil. Within a very short time the pain is down a fair amount, but of course the abscess is still there, filled with pus. Until that is emptied, the infection will remain. I use a dental instrument with an extremely sharp end and pierce the infected spot, then squeeze out as much of the pus as I can. This immediately cuts the pain down a whole lot more... now its just leftover soreness. I then do oil pulling again, followed by a good rinse of hydrogen peroxide. This cure works for an abscess every time.

PREVENTION: I haven't been to a dentist in over 12 years, despite the fact that I have huge holes in a few back molars due to missing fillings, and the cavities have NOT gotten worse. In fact I have fewer dental problems now. I no longer use commercial toothpastes. Obviously it would be best to have the regular mercury fillings removed and replaced... since I can't afford that procedure ... This is what I do instead...

I brush my teeth with BAKING SODA, followed by a HYDROGEN PEROXIDE rinse. Sometimes I start this with an OIL PULLING first. I often work on my teeth with just a toothbrush kind of absent-mindedly as I'm studying something on the internet. This pretty well removes most food particle and plaque. I recently bought one of those electric rechargeable toothbrushes, which works really well with the baking soda.

As long as I do these things regularly, I don't get any abscesses, cavities have not gotten any worse and may have actually gotten better, my teeth are whiter and feel cleaner, my gums are much healthier and all "pockets" have disappeared. It also prevents bad breath, and my tongue and gums are pink and healthy.

This has worked better for me than any dentist recommended procedure. I just wish I had known about it years ago. I'm absolutely sure I would have never gotten a cavity in the first place. Get rid of your commercial toothpaste and try this... you'll be glad you did!!!

Replied by Jane Buck
Portland, Ore
I Totally agree!! My gums and crowns are being cleared of the bacteria that lodges under the crowns. NO ROOT CANAL!! Sorry Doc LOL. Love it. Also one receding gum is coming down tighter and it was said it would never happen. I have been using organic food grade sesame oil (not oil that flavors food dishes)but I am looking for coconut in liquid form. Spit oil in the commode. It has virus's, bacteria, parasites and only God knows what. Helps whiten teeth as well.
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Hi Jean, do you use undiluted HP to rinse your teeth with? Which strength?

Jane, I don't think that you need to find liquid coconut oil which you won't find if it is pure as it solidifies in colder temperatures. When you put it in your mouth it will liquidify in a few seconds anyway!

Replied by Tahiti
Monroeville, Pa, United States Of America
Hi Jane. I too do the oil-pulling, peroxide and baking soda for mouth health. But I also add salt (using kosher presently)to the mix. Using this method keeps the teeth, tongue, gums and everything in the mouth in great shape. It also aids in fighting the bacteria that causes bad-breath. I do this routine at least once a day. I am thinking about doing this maybe twice, once in the morning and again before bed.

Oil Pulling, Hydrogen Peroxide, Bee Propolis  
4 User Reviews | 1 NAY

Posted by Maureen (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) on 09/12/2010

[NAY]  Hi All, At my last visit to the dentist, I was told that the level 5 pockets which I have had for some time now show blood when poked, which means I need some antimicrobial injections to help save the gum from retrieving from the teeth more. I have been oil pulling daily for three years now and also use 3% hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash. I am surprised that this is a problem. I have used Bee Propolis in the past and I was unaware that it stained my teeth until the dental hygienist said I had a build-up of plaque in the back area and asked if I changed how I brush my teeth. It was a week or so later that I realized it was Bee Propolis stains not plaque so I stopped using it on my gums because of the problem and just added it to a blender drink until it was finished. I do not really want to get the injections as I would prefer to treat it naturally if possible. I have just changed the Oil I use to Pull to Castor Oil to see if that helps. Any suggestions/recommendations as to what I should do would be appreciated. Would the antimicrobial injections be ok to take? Maureen

Replied by Jay
Toronto, Ont, Canada
Reply to Maureen... For your gum disease you might try olive leaf extract, preferably the liquid variety as it seems more effective than the capsules.



Regards, J

Replied by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Hi Jay, Thank you for replying to my post and providing the two links regarding Liquid Olive Leaf Extract. It was informative. I went shopping yesterday and bought a bottle of the Liquid Olive Leaf Extract. The bottle says to take 30-40 drops twice a day in water or juice so I have taken it twice yesterday and once so far today. I will update this post when the bottle is finished or I get raving reviews from the dentist whichever comes first! Maureen
Replied by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
This is a follow-up to my last post. It's been three months and I am on my third bottle of 50ml of liquid Olive Leaf Extract as suggested by Jay. I take it daily in water. I visited the dentist last week and was told that I still have bleeding when they poke the gum at a specific tooth. It was disappointing to hear to say the least but I will continue taking Olive Leaf Extract for a while yet. I do notice that I feel like I have the beginning of a sore throat sometimes. It is very mild. I hope it is doing something. I have not given up yet. Maureen

Oregano Oil  
4 User Reviews | 3 YEA

Posted by Teresa Hartsfield (Kenedy, Texas) on 07/22/2008

[YEA]  I have periodontal disease and have found that brushing with oregano oil has really improved my gums and to stop tooth pain. I have stopped using toothpaste, now if I use it, I find it doesn't clean my teeth as well as the oil does and my mouth still feels "dirty". The taste does get some time to get used too. I started out by using only one drop, but now use 3 drops on my toothbrush. I bought a good quality oil, not the alcohol tincture. I first discovered brushing with oils when I researched the net and found a product that was quite expensive, I liked it, but didn't like the cost. I tried brushing with tea tree oil but found that to be very offensive, reminded me of brushing with pine sol. The oregano is quite strong, so try not to get it on the back of the throat, I'm so used to it now that I love brushing my teeth with it, then I rinse with an alcohol free mouthwash and that takes care of the oregano smell, my breath and mouth feel clean for hours, even through out the night, in the morning I awake with a clean feeling mouth.

Posted by Tabby (San Francisco, California) on 03/22/2008

[YEA]  I have been battling a gum infection for 2 months. After three courses of antibiotics, I gave up and tried Vitamin C 3000mg. This began to improve my gums, however, the infection persisted. My gums have been aching, sore, dark red, and inflammed.

I decided to try Oil of Oregano. I purchased a brand that was 60% diluted in extra virgin olive oil. Immediately, with a clean finger, I rubbed one drop of it over my gums, and another drop on the other side. Immediately the ache subsided. After 8 hours, my gums felt much improved. There is a slight tingly warm feeling upon initially applying which is normal for Oregano Oil. Before bedtime, I repeated this again, along with placing one drop beneath my tongue, holding it in place and washing it down with water.

I woke up with my mouth feeling more nomal than it has in weeks. Another additional benefit, it cleared my sinuses! They have been blocked.

Caution: Do not use Oil of Oregano undiluted. It is caustic and it WILL burn. That is why dilution in extra virgin olive oil is important.

I'm sharing this remedy in hopes it will help someone else stop suffering today!

Replied by Rob
Manhattan, New York
also, I have coated my floss with it & seem to get positive results. Just put a couple drops on the index & thumb finger and run the floss through it. Again, diluted with olive oil, as full strength burns the lips.

Posted by Tabby (San Francisco, California) on 03/22/2008

[YEA]  I have been battling a gum infection for 2 months. After three courses of antibiotics, I gave up and tried Vitamin C 3000mg. This began to improve my gums, however, the infection persisted. My gums have been aching, sore, dark red, and inflammed.

I decided to try Oil of Oregano. I purchased a brand that was 60% diluted in extra virgin olive oil. Immediately, with a clean finger, I rubbed one drop of it over my gums, and another drop on the other side. Immediately the ache subsided. After 8 hours, my gums felt much improved. There is a slight tingly warm feeling upon initially applying which is normal for Oregano Oil. Before bedtime, I repeated this again, along with placing one drop beneath my tongue, holding it in place and washing it down with water.

I woke up with my mouth feeling more nomal than it has in weeks. Another additional benefit, it cleared my sinuses! They have been blocked.

Caution: Do not use Oil of Oregano undiluted. It is caustic and it WILL burn. That is why dilution in extra virgin olive oil is important.

I'm sharing this remedy in hopes it will help someone else stop suffering today!

Oregano Oil and DMSO  
2 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Grace (Pdx) on 05/10/2014

[YEA]  I had oral surgery and my gums were swollen and infected . I mixed a little of 1/4 cup of my organic cold pressed olive oil , with few drops of oregano that I got the kind that is for internal use at the nauturapathic school mixed with 2 to 3 drops of dmso and left it on while I watched movie for a couple hours then then I rinsed it off and noticed a drastic change in my infected gums, I continued doing this for a few days. It was a heaven sent.

Replied by Dee
[YEA]   I had chronic gum disease inflammation. Tried cleanings and many natural products. The best was rubbing oil my Oil of Oregano and Bentonite Clay on my gums a few times a day. At night I would rub White Oak Bark powder. I also take 3-4 drops of Oil of Oregano 2-3 times a day either under the tongue or in water. I noticed the tips of my front teeth's enamel was wearing thin. I tried the natural remineralizing powder and it worked. I also make my own mouthwash and added natural green Stevia powder to it. Stevia prevents tooth decay.

Here's the remineralizing powder (brush on and keep on for 3-4 minutes then rinse with water).


  • 3 tbsp. calcium carbonate
  • 2 tbsp. bentonite clay
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Himalayan salt, whirled in your spice grinder until a fine powder


Over the Counter  

Posted by Swhit (Los Angeles, Ca) on 05/26/2012

06/16/2008: J. B. From N. J. : "Hi Ted, Like many others, I stumbled onto this site during an internet search for some health concern and am thankful for the helpful, inexpensive and safe recommendations. My reason in writing concerns how to prevent tooth loss due to cracking. I have just cracked my fourth tooth in 12 years (I am 52). None of these teeth had cavities, in fact I have never had a cavity in my life. But I do have periodontal disease, with most of the pockets in the 4 - 6 mm range. I do not brush daily, but use salt/baking soda combo when I do, followed by a hydrogen peroxide rinse.

I have receeding gums due to a periodontal disease but have been using OraMd for some months now and the disease is just about gone. My teeth were very loose because of the gum issue and thought I would lose them all. I also would find bits of tooth in my food that had cracked off even though I took plenty Calcium and D3. All I do is brush gently with baking soda and then apply 5 eyedroppers of OraMd on the brush and gently coat my teeth, gums and tongue x 3 per day. Since using my teeth have not cracked, I no longer have bad breath and the gums are pink and growing. It is all natural and consists of clove oil and such. There are 2 types you can get and I have tried both but prefer the stronger more concentrated as it does not sting and seems to do a much faster and better job.

Replied by Eva
New York
I am also using OraMD for about 4 months now, but I still see my gums red and sometimes bleeding. How long did it take for you to see improvement? I am getting desperate at not seeing results. Thanks for your input.
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
Hi Eva, I have a couple of suggestions. First, have you looked at oil pulling here on Earth Clinic? Many people have success with healing through oil pulling. It's a very simple process.

Also, in the past I have posted information from Nadine Artemis one of the leading voices in alternative mouth/ teeth health. Here is a link to audio interviews of her speaking on oral care:

The one called, "Tooth Truth" is really good! Hope this helps you. Lisa

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa
Switch to oil pulling every day with coconut oil. Check out the OP section on EC for more info. Start out at 5 minutes and work your way up to 10 mins or more. I did this and it cleaned up bleeding, decay and recession in less than a week for me.

Ozonated Olive Oil  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Angela (Seattle, Wa) on 07/20/2011

[YEA]  Hello -

Please post this as applicable. I would suggest it be added to the Gum Disease category.

I went to my dentist about my a painful spot on my gums. He said I had some inflammation there, and he prescribed me to apply a bit of ozonated olive oil to that spot using a dental stick. It worked very well! The ozone kills any bacteria and the pain was gone within days.