Oil Pulling: Safe, Simple and Effective!

Last Modified on Oct 21, 2014


Multiple Oils Tried   42  2   

Posted by Salome (NYC, USA) on 04/02/2007

[YEA]  This site IS a powerhouse of obviously TRIED and TRUE remedies. came across this oil pulling activity totally by accident as i was looking for something along the lines of home dentistry....as in extractions. You see,my teeth are now limited to only those directly in front(upper and lower) no more molars etc and these poor soldiers are now without roots,drifting around along with the receding gum problem---hanging there by the grace of God. i simply am NOT in the mood for all the expense involved here in nyc for basic extractions of what amounts to rootless baby teeth---so teeth and pulling came up on a search yielding oil pulling for teeth and THIS site. i am fascinated and had to give it a try but i have only canola oil and peppermint oil but had a go anyway. i will continue with the mentioned oils and see what happens. and NO i ain't crazy--i have suffered for years with dental problems leading to all those extractions and spent thousands on restorations and partials. last dentist visited removed the last molar and explained why periodontal disease was the cause of it and all the bone loss as well BUT wanted quite a lotta money to do the gum flap surgery and upper teeth extractions etc etc etc. i do believe that this oil pulling therapy will keep any infections at bay and prayerfully and hopefully restore the gum line.

Posted by Dannie
Toronto, On, Canada
07/09/2009
I have mildly precautious gums, meaning I haven't been to the dentist in some time, and they do bleed when I brush my teeth, however I did find one thing that does clean your gums from the inside out by accident. First clean your feet with Witch Hazel using gauze, and at the corner of the gauze, put on 1 or a few drops of oregano oil, and within 15 seconds noticeable the first time, you will instantly notice the back of your gums being cleaned from the inside out - I've also heard that this cleans your blood system within 20 seconds, I definately felt circulation moving, and in the next day or two had some bruises, which is a definate sign of parasites being killed in your blood!

Posted by Bob (Northridge, CA) on 02/07/2007

[YEA]  I was close to twenty years allergic to alcohol. I've been using Olive oil Sunflower oil and Sesame oil for about a month and a half to get rid of psoriasis it did not help at all-what it did was cure my allergy to alcohol-that's for now.

Posted by Lese
Mclean, Va
07/30/2012
You say that oil pulling took away your allergy to alcohol? I have an allergy either to the alcohol, sulfites, the fermenation process or something for over 20 years. I would like to hear more about how you believe oil pulling solved that issue? Please help. Thanks!

Posted by Nancy (Winnsboro, TX) on 01/04/2007

[YEA]  oil pulling- began about 1st week of October. My sleep better, skin is getting softer, less mood swings, lots of laughter, better outlook on life, lost weight. I used sesame oil, some days with sunflower, now have been using coconut oil and seem to have less problems with swallowing this oil than the others. My husband has been doing this as well and is seeing lots of areas of improvment- he's a disabled combat veteran, full of agent orange-we both plan on continuing to OP and keep a record of improvements while we keep up our nutrient dense eating choices as well.

Posted by Ane
Colorado Springs, Co
09/30/2009
I thought the article said: Don't swallow the oil, swish and spit it out after the alloted time...brush again.
Posted by Su Chi
India
12/15/2011
I started O.P. a week ago. Benefits already observed sound sleep, good BM and lost 2.2 pounds.

Posted by Jane (London) on 01/04/2007

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I been oil pulling for a month. I feel good, skin looks better, sleep better more engery. the one down side I have been getting a swollen gland causing a bit of discomfort. My ear has been blocked for months cause this be a herx. I have recently added peppermint to the oil which is either olive or sunflower oil. Thanks for your feedback.

Posted by Renee
Bronx, New York
08/28/2011
[YEA]   I have read from many references that it is best to use cold pressed sesame oil or sunflower oil. Though we haven't tried sunflower oil (possibly due to most in my family are genetically not comfortable with the smell) we have also tried virgin coconut oil and they both do the job - without side effects. Hope this helps!

Posted by Diane (Philadelphia, PA) on 01/02/2007

[YEA]  I have been oil pulling two times a day for about a month now and notice a vast improvement in my gums. I have had 2 root canals and at my last dental visit, they wanted to do a 3rd root canal to correct the previous two. Needless to say, I had severe gum pain and an abscess that caused me excrutiating pain. My jaw would swell up to the size of chipmuck's. I was in constant pain. I started oil pulling with sunflower oil and notice that my pain had decreased in intensity by day 3. Within 7 days, I had no pain and my abscess was completely gone. I ran out of sunflower oil and am now using extra virgin coconut oil. My gums are a healthy pink--they are no longer receding. I had a loosened tooth that really needed to be pulled but the gums have tightened around the tooth and it is no longer loose. My skin feels softer and I'm no longer plagued with earaches. I tried oil pulling with Olive Oil but could not stand the taste. Once I finish up my coconut oil, I will go back to sunflower (it is a better tasting oil).

Posted by Sue (New Jersey, NJ) on 12/22/2006

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I've been oil pulling for almost two weeks. It's not as bad as some readers let on. I first tried with VCO and a drop of peppermint oil since I didn't have sesame or sunflower oil on hand. It tasted like a peppermint patty. I've also tried with cold pressed virgin olive oil.. not bad, but not tasty either. So far I can only report that my teeth look whiter and brighter and I THINK it cooled my PMS rage as well as lightened my flow. Sorry TMI. Today I bought sesame oil and tasted it wondering if it's supposed to taste like toasted sesame seeds? Did I get the wrong type of oil? The store where I picked it up had so MANY brands and types of sesame oil... black sesame oil, pure sesame oil, flavored sesame oils. I picked up a bottle that says 100% pure since I didn't think I wanted the toasted stuff. If this oil is toasted, will it still be effective for oil pulling?

Another thing I was wondering... what healing crisis have others experienced with oil pulling? I got a really bad throat infection/cold and I rarely sick or feel ill for more than a day. Could this be the healing crisis for me? I was going to skip pulling this morning since I'm still sick, then decided to do it anyway... a word of caution... be careful when pulling with a cold. I made a mess when I had a sudden sneeze RIGHT before I was about to spit the oil out. DISGUSTING.

Posted by Bev on 10/13/2006

[YEA]  I learned of Oil Pulling several months ago. Immediately my teeth became whiter. My mouth and teeth feel amazingly clean. My receding gums have started growing back and my teeth feel tighter or more secure. I have found switching back and fourth between different oils keeps my teeth their whitest. Sesame oil is my favorite. Olive oil gives the most dramatic results. I have also used Coconut oil. This is so easy and inexpensive! I plan to OP for life.

Posted by Tricia (Astoria, NY) on 09/29/2006

[YEA]  I have been pulling since july 06 with sesame and safflower oils. I just love the sesame because it tastes like halvah to me. My skin on the top of my right foot was covered with eczema and it was itchy and inflamed constantly. It is still discoloured from all the abuse it received from me. The wonderful result though is the inflamation has subsided. I am noticing new skin growing back slowly. It is thrilling to know that this harmless protocol is helping this painful debilitating disease that orthodox meds cannot heal. Peace and Health to all.

Posted by Molly (California) on 07/24/2006

[YEA]  I first read about this therapy with Andreas Moritz's book "The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush". Something just resonated with me, I don't know what it was exactly. I have been doing it for 5 months, with a group of people, whose testimonials come in every day. We have people experimenting with other oils, and clays. We've added Oregano Oil and Tea Tree Oil to the pulling oil to add more antibacterial effects. Some say that this has cured their psoriasis. It does seem to have an effect on skin, like the healing of cracked heels. The dental testimonies are amazing. I am truly hooked for life on this. For the first time in my life, I'm looking forward to going to the dentist!

Posted by Heather (Medford, Oregon)

[YEA]  I was wondering if it was common for others to swish with oil for 20 min or more and not have the oil turn white. I have tried both 1tbl sesame ond 1tbl olive and they still come back out close to their origional color. I have tried twice with each oil and always get the same result. Any suggestions would help! Thanks! Heather

Posted by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
03/22/2008
My comment is for Heather from Medford, Oregon in regards to Oil Pulling for 20 mins. I started Oil Pulling the first week in January this year. I have to pull for half an hour for the oil to turn white. I have used Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil and Sesame Oil in that order. I also use less than a tablespoon of oil as I find my mouth fills up with saliva after about 10 minutes so less is better for me. Maureen

Neem and Sesame Oils   0  0   

Posted by Sharon (Austin Tx) on 11/04/2013

My dr told me to do a neem based oil pull using sesame oil as a carrier. I bought some neem oil ysterday and need to know how many drops of neem oil I should use in 1 tablesppon of seseme. Or what is the ratio? Thanks, Sharon

Oil Pulling after Tooth Extraction   0  0   

Posted by Rebekah (Australia Nsw) on 01/14/2014

Hi, I have been oil pulling for about 3 years now and it's wonderful I just had both bottom wisdom teeth out and can find no information about whether it is safe to oil pull after tooth extraction.... Can someone shed some light on this? Thanks

Oil Pulling and Medication   0  0   

Posted by Mary (New York, Ny) on 12/18/2010

Dear Ted
Please let me know what to do. I'm supposed to take Synthroid (thyroid) first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, 30-60 minutes before food. When should I do the oil pulling? What effect does oil pulling have on medicine?
Thanks so much!

Posted by Judith
Huizen, The Netherlands
06/30/2012
Hi Mary, Your question was sent in a long time ago and saw that no one had answered. I'm afraid I don't have an answer too, but I was wondering if you know by now what to do. My husband is taking the same medicine in the morning. And we both want to try the oil pulling. But I was wondering the same thing. It's a medicine you can't be very flexible about.

Thank you for the effort. Kind regards.

Posted by Nicole
Wilmington, De
09/04/2012
I take an anti depressant where the side effects from not taking are dizziness. I tried OP after I took the medication and awoke to my side effects.. that makes me believe that you should take your medications AFTER you OP.
Posted by Lisa
Atlanta, Usa
10/15/2012
I currently take synthroid. I oil pull first thing in the morning and then take the synthroid. Wait thirty minutes and then eat. I feel that by ridding my body of toxins first makes the synthroid more effective.
Posted by Valerie
Longview Tx
01/09/2014
I too take a thyroid medication. However, I take it in the middle of the night. I have read several articles & even watched a video that said, you get better/more results from the medication if you take it at night. I personally don't have to set an alarm for it. Not sure if my body has set one for me or what...possibly the need to urinate (you know how it is). I am curious about the "oil pulling" though. As in, what are the best oils to use?
Posted by Lynn
Alberta Canada
06/27/2014
Is oil pulling safe if you are taking blood thinners and beta blockers?

Oil Pulling and Mercury Fillings   0  0   

Posted by Anne (Richmond, Va Usa) on 01/13/2014

I am a 49 yo female. For the past year I've been steering away from processed foods, chemical additives in my products, etc. In other words, I'm eating REAL food and putting natural products on my body and in my house. It's sort of been fun but challenging to incorporate all of the changes in my life.

Now to my question. I have had about 8 metal fillings in my mouth for a very long time (some since I was a teenager). The last time I went to the dentist he had to replace one and put in something white...not silver. Anyway, I also grind my teeth pretty bad....so bad that I have a mouth guard that I sleep in. I have ground some of my teeth down pretty far. Many days I have a metally taste in my mouth --- although the dental hygienist said this could possibly be related to my perimenopause. Some days I have shooting pains or dull pains in my mouth.

I read about oil pulling and tried it several months back. I didn't notice any remarkable changes right away like some posters. I did enjoy doing it until I read that you should not OP with metal fillings in your mouth. So I quit after a few weeks. Today, however, I read that it's okay to do. With all of the conflicting information I've read I don't know if I should OP or not. Please advise.

Posted by William
South Carolina
05/07/2014
Hi!

Am very interested in oil pulling for teeth care and helping with decay and cavities but am worried about silver or metal fillings maybe coming. Is there an oil I could use so I would not have to be concerned about fillings coming out? Thanks and please reply ASAP if possible as I want to get started immediately. Thanks,

William

Posted by Gigi (Jackson, Mi) on 05/18/2013

Could anyone tell me if oil pulling will pull mercury out of the fillings in your teeth. I have been eating coconut oil 2 T a day to help with parkinson symtoms, and worry about metals and my health, I have 10 mercury fillings. I was considering oil pulling.

Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
05/19/2013
Gigi, as Ted once said: oil pulling might only pull out defectively applied tooth fillings. Otherwise you can oil pull with fillings.


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