Ailment: Gum diseases
Remedy: Oil pulling
Oil pulling, how it works, why it works, instructions on how to use oil pulling, important notes on use, traditional natural home remedy for this list of ailments.
Visitors personal experiences with Oil pulling
Remedy (new) posted by Maxine of Burlington, Vermont, USA on 14 July 2010 at 20:48 317
I was in fear of losing my teeth to gum disease. It's amazing - three weeks after starting oil pulling, my gums are so much better. I have a dentist's appointment next week and I'm sure he will be equally impressed. He wanted to remove a lower molar but I feel this may change the outlook. My teeth feel firmer, and my gums have stopped bleeding and hurting. Also my teeth are whiter, and my breath is always fresh now.
I tried everything before this, being so disciplined with brushing, flossing, and rinsing. I was even prescribed antibiotics. Nothing ever helped. It just got worse and worse. I was paying hundreds of dollars a year to my dentist for cleaning and maintenance (and yes, I am insured).
So far, I have OP first thing every morning with organic cold pressed sesame, coconut and sunflower oil. Last week I also used a drop of oil of oregano oil. The taste is horrible but I know that it is working so effectively. The coconut oil is lovely, I have used it in my kitchen and on my skin for years. It feels terrific in my mouth and I love the taste, smell and texture.
Another delightful effect of the OP is that the floaters in my eyes seem to be less intrusive. They used to be a bit of a nuisance, but now I hardly see or notice them.
I even sleep better, especially after using coconut oil. This has been one of the most beneficial things I have ever done for my body. I can breathe better and clearer, my nose feels completely clear for the first time in years. I have to say, I was sceptical to start with. But I gave it a go anyway. Thank you, these are life-changing remedies!
Comment posted by Janet of North East, Victoria, Australia on 30 November 2011 at 17:14 535
I was put on two lots antibiotics due to acute periodontal infections, and was told about oil pulling by the naturopath at the health shop I purchased some probiotics from. Three days after finishing the antibiotics the infection returned, so I started oil pulling twice a day using sesame oil with a drop of wild oregano oil in it. The next day the pain had stopped, then the swelling and inflammation vanished. I've kept up the oil pulling, alternating between sesame oil and coconut oil every month and I haven't had any gum problems since. Also my skin has improved quite markedly, my teeth are whiter, and I don't suffer from a dry mouth any more.
Comment posted by Margaret of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 30 July 2012 at 9:51 707
I have periodontal disease and was told that being diabetic is probably the cause, contributing factor. When I had problems a couple of years back I used oil pulling and the pain in the tooth I was concerned with stopped. From time to time I still do it but am supposed to have dental treatment for it but will be on a waiting list. I have dry mouth, dry eye as well. The eye specialist put me on omeaga 3 supplements and said the dry mouth is also a symptom. The dentist asked me if I drink enough water (yes) and she was interested in what the eye doctor told me. I stopped taking the supplements because the ones he supplied were expensive. I will give this another try as it does help a lot, just a bit of a nuisance.
Question posted by stac of north bay, ONT, Canada on 13 January 2013 at 3:56 892
can i do oil pulling with organic virgin coconut oil during antibiotics?
Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 13 January 2013 at 9:51 893
In reply to Stac: Of course! Why would you not be able to?
Comment posted by Trinity of Vallejo, CA, USA on 29 June 2013 at 21:22 1243
I'm a 20 year old female & I have periodontal disease. Last time I had checked at the dentist, which was in December, I had pockets as deep as 5mm. I can't believe that I'm such a young woman with such a horrible disease. It is honestly destroying my life. My breath is terrible, no body ever wants to sit next to me or even be remotely close. I remember I was about 18 when all this started. I brush & floss every single morning & night with no avail. Nothing seems to work for my breath, let alone my disease. I have become anti social, when I used to be such an out going lady. I've been ridiculed at former jobs & even by my own family. Well anyways, I did some research online & found this "oil pulling" remedy. So far it has only been 2 days so I can't say if it's working or not. But I will continue & hope to be one of the success stories that I constantly read & that inspire me. I currently use Coconut Oil. I've read that it detoxifies very well. Any who, I will be back posting results & hopefully they'll be positives one. God bless!
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