Oil Pulling for Dental Health

| Modified on Dec 19, 2016
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Posted by Nana (Florence, Al) on 11/04/2012
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To all who have dental issues: four months ago I started a new morning ritual that is easy and cheap. Yesterday when I went to get a dental cleaning and check up (its been a year) the hygienist was amazed at my teeth! The first thing she said to me was, "Your teeth are spotless!" Then after looking further in my mouth she said,, "You don't have any plague! " While she was spraying that jet stream in my mouth that stings your gums she said, "My white latex gloves are next to your teeth and your teeth look bleach white! " Then when she was finished she said, "You didn't have one drop of blood! You have absolutely no infection or bacteria in your mouth! " She wanted to know what I'd been doing, and I said, "OIL PULLING with organic coconut oil." (Also brushing with baking soda & flossing every morning). The dentist came in and looked around and said everything looks fine. My X-rays showed that the gums that had started receding the past few years seem to be covering the bottom of my teeth again in places. This was NOT a coincidence! I was extremely happy walking out of the office! Hope this helps somebody.


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Posted by Vegan Flag On Facebook (Michigan) on 12/19/2016
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I've oil pulled here n there near a decade and I agree about the sesame oil being most effective. It seems as if it has great drawing power than other oils. Like right now I've a lung issue causing slight cough / congestion / ticklish throat, just used sesame for 20 minutes and upon expelling it caused me to have deep down into esophogus coughs (deeper than normal) which brought up alot of build up making me feel less congested.

Over the years I'd be swayed into using coconut oil without as much success, then just today I remembered to buy the sesame because that's what I originally was told is best by well studied vegans into natural healing. Next step, daily pulling until by the new year I notice how much whiter my teeth are!


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Posted by Oil Pulling (Cochin, India) on 01/15/2016
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Hi,.

I am aged 50 and a diabetic since 8 years. Of late I have been experiencing tooth pain especially after having food. Some of my teeth became loose and my local dentist asked me to extract the same to avoid further complications. One of my upper teeth was critically loose that i expected it to fell down anytime, which i did not want to happen.

I ordered the book "all natural dental remedies" written by Angela Kaelin from "amazon.in" which reached me on 24th December 2015. I had already tried some of the remedies detailed in the book but had not found much relief.

However, the chapter on "oil pulling" was totally new to me and I immediately started the therapy. To my surprise, the upper loose tooth which was about to fell down started strengthening and all my tooth pain vanished in a day. Three of my lower teeth which were loose also got stabilised. I am not taking the antibiotic drugs and pain killers any more.

Now I take oil pulling 3 times a day since last 3 weeks and i am very happy with the results..

I recommend oil pulling therapy to each and everyone who suffers from dental problems. Sesame oil is the best oil for oil pulling therapy.

Babu k. A. Cochin. Kerala. South India.


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Posted by Ann (Tx) on 08/05/2015
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Awesome results! I started oil pulling because I had an abscess from a cracked tooth. Sunday I had fever and so much pain. I took amoxicillin and pain pills all day but the abscess was still there. Came here and read about oil pulling, started it immediately. Next day the pain was gone. Next day swelling going down. Finally, got a dental appointment for Friday. I was in no pain, had a very small abscess and had quit taking pain pills and amoxicillin on Tuesday because I felt I didn't need those. I had continued the oil pulling with the coconut oil all week. Dentist said I don't understand how your tooth cracked. You have no plaque, your teeth and gums are in great condition other than the one that's cracked. This is due to the oil pulling! I have never had a cleaning without pain or reprimand about the importance of brushing and flossing until Friday.

Thanks to EC, I will continue oil pulling with coconut oil. Abscess was gone completely on Saturday.


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Posted by Kay (Jax, FL) on 06/05/2014
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I wrote to Earth Clinic back in October 2013 with some very bad news from my dentist. I had a severe gum disease and my dental "pockets" in my gums were pretty bad. I went to two Peridontists who wanted to charged me in the thousands of dollars for gum surgery and then said "Why not pull all your teeth then you won't have the issue anymore!" I went to a specialist in dentures who talked me out of pulling all my teeth. Forward to now. I have been oil pulling with sesame oil since October. My gum pockets have decreased in size and my gums do not hurt anymore. My teeth are whiter and healthier. I have one deep pocket left which all dentists say, I should have the two teeth pulled as the gums around these teeth are decayed. I may end up doing this, but I am still counting on my oil pulling which by the way none of the dentists or specialist had heard of it! So my vote is YES for oil pulling. It has worked for me.


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Posted by Dani (Adelaide, Australia) on 04/03/2013
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I have suffered with very sensitive teeth for years and avoided going to the dentist for fear of the pain that comes with a checkup and clean. That is until I started oil pulling with coconut oil. After a week of oil pulling for approx 10 mins a day 5 days a week all sensitivity was gone and I stopped using sensitive toothpaste. My teeth became whiter and most soreness went, I just had a very slight tenderness around the my bottom 4 front teeth. So I went to the dentist expecting cavities and was told that there were none and I was doing a good job cleaning my teeth despite avoiding the dentist for many years. After having a proper clean my teeth look and feel amazing. The oil pulling sorted out my sensitivity and improved my gums and oral health so that I didn't suffer pain or feel embarrassment at the dentist. I will continue to oil pull so that sensitivity doesn't return. Thanks again earth clinic


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Posted by Lwcath (Pawleys Island, Sc, Usa) on 09/08/2012
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I amhaving great results with oil pulling with coconut oil for the last 3 weeks. I have also been doing a daily rinse with hydrogen peroxide. My lower cuspid teeth had horrible tartar that covered the bottom of the teeth. My gums were discolored and receding. Receding badly on the bottom. I never felt they were really clean after the most intense brushing. And I have intermittent issues of gum and tooth pain. My mouth felt better overall after just the 1st pull. 3 weeks later- Now, my upper gums have no signs of receding. My gums are pink and healthy looking. I had 2 troublesome, persistent swollen salivary glands on the floor of my mouth that are now non-existent. All tartar and plaque is gone, with the exeption of one tiny spot on one of the cuspids, and it is diminishing by the day.

I told my friend who is a dental hygienist about it. She didn't believe me. So I drove over to her house, and she was amazed. Epecially in the great condition of my gums.

My teeth feel so strong! I am a smoker, and my teeth are so much whiter. And when I rub my tongue over them it feels as if I have just left the dentist. Also, when I wake up, no bad breath! I was really scared I was going to ultimately lose some teeth, but now those fears are vanquished. Also, my skin is no longer dry, and my dry hair looks oily if I don't wash it every day. I also have noticed that I no longer have to use eyedrops and chapstick all day. My skin is just so nourished. I also think I am not grinding my teeth at night anymore.

Thank you Earth Clinic!!!!! I have to be careful who I tell this story to because I sound like a wing nut. I would never believe it if I hadn't experienced it!


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Posted by Teresa (St. Augustine, Florida Usa) on 09/20/2009
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Sesame Oil Pulling Reversed My Periodontal Disease

I have always brushed my teeth regularly but I have not been so good at flossing. A year and a half ago I went to the dentist for a usual check up and cleaning. My gums had started bleeding when I was brushing my teeth so I wanted to get them checked. I was especially worried about my 2 front teeth which are implants I got after an accident years ago.

I was told I had gingivitis and pockets in my gums indicating the onset of periodontal disease. They gave me a dental rinse to use at home and had me come back in 3 months. After 3 months the bleeding gums cleared up some but not much. After that, I did not go back to the dentist for a year. Of course my teeth and gums continued to grow worse, bleeding and causing me problems.

Then about 8 months ago I was searching online about bleeding gums and discovered oil pulling. I became curious and figured it was worth a try. I bought some organic refined sesame oil. Within about 2 weeks I noticed a remarkable improvement in my oral health. My gums stopped bleeding and my front teeth quit bothering me.

I stopped oil pulling as an experiment just to make sure it was indeed the oil pulling that was causing the improvement. When I stopped for a few days my front teeth started bothering me and my gums got red and puffy, looking like they were going to bleed again. I resumed the oil pulling and noticed immediate relief and improvement.

I just went back to the dentist last week (this would be a year between visits). They took xrays and did the cleaning. They discovered that my gingivitis/periodontal disease was almost completely gone! No cavities either. The cleaning was a breeze. They were surprised. The dentist verified that my oral health has greatly improved. I am delighted!

I am convinced it is the oil pulling that improved my oral health since I did not change anything else in my lifestyle or hygiene habits. I will continue to oil pull for the rest of my life. I am using refined Sesame Oil every morning before breakfast.


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Posted by Green Augustine (North Wales, Uk) on 04/03/2015 41 posts
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I've been using Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for oil pulling for about 15 months. I no longer get mouth ulcers or as many sore throats. I see my dentist every 6 months and on the last two visits, he said my dental hygiene was one of the best he'd seen! So my vote goes to Coconut oil. And my gums, which used to bleed quite a bit, rarely bleed if I use Coconut Oil for regular oil pulling. I don't remember to do it daily but manage about 4 times a week. I think daily is best though. It has loads of beneficial effects when you eat it as well.

Wonderful!

This is a brilliant site.


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Posted by Suzy (Fort Wayne, IN) on 04/28/2014
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I tried oil pulling with sesame seed oil and it has made a world of difference. I have found that at about the ten minute point my sinuses drain and my head clears. I used to get my teeth cleaned every six month but no longer as at the last cleaning the hygienist told me I have no build up of plaque. My gums are healthier and I am very pleased with the results I have with sesame seed oil.


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Posted by Bob (Denver, Colorado) on 10/29/2009
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Coconut Oil and Gum Disease

I tried Oil Pulling with coconut oil for gum recession. After having two expensive surgeries my gums continued to recede. After using Coconut oil for about a year my 7 pockets are now 4 and my dentist believes I no longer need to be concerned about receding gums. I credit the Coconut Oil used in oil pulling for the improvement. Thanks for a great site for alternative remedies.


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Posted by Tina (Fort Myers, Fl) on 08/09/2015
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I've read and heard a lot about the benefits of oil pulling. I wasn't sure I could stomach it but I have had a problem with pain in my gums lately. Food gets stuck between my teeth, flossing helps get it out but my gums are tender and often hurt long after eating something. So I decided to try oil pulling with coconut oil. I was also hoping that if I kept up with the oil pulling I'd have whiter teeth. I DID NOT expect to get results right away. I have just tried oil pulling for the first time with organic coconut oil and my sore gums that have been bothering me aren't sore anymore! I have read that you should swish it for 20 minutes. But I was only able to do 15. I'm looking forward to other health benefits I will notice after making a routine of oil pulling. I definitely recommend trying it.


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Posted by Edna (Hayward, Ca) on 07/01/2013
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I use virgin coconut oil for any mouth issues. Its great for sore gums, for painful teeth which is sometimes comes from soreness of the gums, or if I bite my cheeks, or tongue. Swishing VCO in the mouth also heals gum bleeding. I use it for cold sores and chapped lips. Sometimes, braces hurt the mouth, it helps here too.. How to use: Get a spoonful, if its solid, chew on it till it melts in the painful area, then swish it in the mouth for 5 to 15 minutes, then spit it out. (Not in the sink, it will get solid after a short time).


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Posted by Coffeeplease (Quad Cities, Iowa, Usa) on 05/19/2012
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I oil pulled with unrefined organic Sesame oil for one week. I had a severe gum infection for which I was also taking antibiotics, but no over the counter pain medication. I had swelling and pain. I also have severe gum disease and have already lost one tooth by simply falling out, and before oil pulling had two more teeth about 80% loose, nearly ready to fall out, to the point where I could no longer chew on one side of my mouth, and retired to the idea that I could only eat soft foods for as long as I had this set of teeth. Being my first time oil pulling I opted to take the antibiotics as my infection was severe and wasn't sure whether oil pulling alone could take care of it, however, I was pleasantly surprised with the sesame oil! It took away pain for hours, it reduced my swelling almost immediately also for hours, it firmed up my loose teeth to about 80% normal in just a few days. I could bite into burgers and chew on both sides again. I oil pulled 3 times a day for 20 minutes. I followed none of the recommended rules (Oil Pulling on empty stomach, etc) I also slept like a rock during that week. Eventually gum disease causes people to NOT brush their teeth because of the pain, and if they do it is not for very long, so pulling before brushing helps tons, especially 3 times a day (once being before bed)

My mistake was switching to coconut oil the next week. It may be as effective at killing bacteria but was not as effective for pain (with me) nor did it make my gums feel good like sesame did... To the point where I just quit doing it until I got sesame oil again- which was today. I want to finish completely firming up these two still slightly loose teeth, and put an end to this gum disease. I intend to OP with sesame for the rest of my life and try remineralizing my teeth (for decay) at the same time. I absolutely love it and am so thankful to have to have come across it.


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Posted by Missy G. (Central Illinois, US) on 05/05/2014
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Out of the blue I had a mild toothache. I looked up oil pulling, as I had read about it a few weeks ago and thought, why not? It beats calling the dentist and plunking down several hundred bucks on x-rays and a procedure.

After just one 20 minute session, the toothache is gone. I had flossed, and brushed earlier in the day and it done nothing. But the oil pulling got rid of the pain. Awesome to say the least.

I will keep doing the pulls at least once a day to see how my overall health will improve. I do plan on seeing my dentist still, but can put it off until I have cash in hand to pay for any needed work. I also plan on telling my dentist about the oil pulling, as he is really up to date on current health news and new effective treatments. He may want to pass along the suggestion to his other patients.



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