Ailment: Tartar (calculus)
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
Comment posted by Yvonne of Adelaide, SA, Australia on 3 July 2015 at 17:9 3555
Oil Pulling using Coconut Oil
I am 58 years young and had problems with my teeth becoming very sensitive, even after a routine scale and clean bythe dentist. It seemed to be getting worse. I read a book about oil pulling and purchased a jar of cold pressed Organic unrefined Coconut oil about 15 months ago. I decided to try it first thing in the morning, swishing 1 tsp. for 10-15 mins before breakfast, which was recommended, but can be done anytime and as many times as required, but once a day was going to be my routine while showering and dressing, to see what happens. I probably did it for much longer than the time recommended. Within a month or so, I noticed my sensitivity improving and also my teeth were whiter and plaque didn't seem to form back onto my teeth, so less and less trips to the dentist. You can use any oil, but I use coconut oil for just about anything now! It has lots and lots of benefits for internal, external, cooking, and the list goes on and on. In your mouth it does turn white. It is solid in some colder places, but melts quite quickly. Try spreading it on toast! I haven't been back to the dentist for more than a year and my teeth are free of plaque and gums are healthy as well! I'm a firm believer in natural cures. I'm sure glad I found your website. Keep up the wonderful work! Packed with stacks of information which I can pass onto my family! Thank you David :)
Comment posted by SC of Belvidere, IL 61008, USA on 12 June 2015 at 4:31 3512
I do the OP on a non-frequent basis. Since I haven't been to the dentist in over 4 years, I figured that I needed to resume the OP on a daily basis. Since this is my 2nd day, I will share my most important gains. I get major tartar/calcification behind my front bottom teeth. After my initial OP on the first day, I flossed and a tartar began crumbling off one of the front bottom teeth and came off onto my floss. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that most of the tartar was gone. On day 2, after the OP, I brushed my teeth, then flossed. A huge chunk of tartar had come off the other bottom front tooth. The tartar build up has been so heavy that the bacteria was infecting my gums. I still feel a lot of tartar down there, and will continue to OP daily. If I can remove a majority of the build up, then I can visit the dentist and have a less painful visit. I figure I have saved about 5-10 minutes of pain and misery at the dentist through this procedure.
Comment posted by Jo of Alpharetta, GA, USA on 3 June 2015 at 3:28 3499
I do it 2 or 3 times a week. My mouth feels good. I've always had plaque behind the front bottom teeth. I first noticed oil pulling was working in a substantially better way than I'd anticipated when I chipped a respectable chunk of plaque off with my fingernail immediately after oil pulling. I hadn't had a cleaning in 8 years, and was going to a cleaning that day. It's now two months after the cleaning, and I noticed some plaque (not much) showing up in the same spot, so I oil pulled and then could chip it off with my fingernail and tweezers.
Comment posted by linda of truro, cornwall, england on 18 March 2015 at 1:42 3347
I did oil pulling for 20 minutes a day for 3 weeks. Had a lot of tartar on front upper teeth then suddenly I felt some hard lumps in mouth spat it out and all the tartar had gone. It really works
Comment posted by Alex of Montreal, Qc, Canada on 10 October 2014 at 4:13 2941
Yes it work! I was very very sceptical at first ... I have read so much comment on the net, someone are good and someone tell that this not work at all ... Today I did Oil pulling for 5 min. As soon as I have remove the Coconut Oil of my mouth, I check my teeth, and surprise I feel less tartar! I have done another 20 min of Oil Pulling, and Floss to see if it have made the Tartar weaker, and at my surprise no more tartar! I need to tell you, that my dentist always take for ever to remove tartar at my teeth, and for me it was a painful experience and a lot of bleeding. The only thing that you need to know is : IT WORK!
Comment posted by Iamhealthy of San Francisco, CA, USA on 4 October 2014 at 14:46 2925
Oil pulling with coconut oil a week to two weeks before a dental cleaning will shock you and your dental hygienist! I love it when they praise me for having so little plaque on my teeth, which is absolutely due to the oil pulling each morning for a week or two weeks. You can try to explain it to your dentist, but my dentist never believes me. He thinks it's just good genes and toothpaste. My parents do not have great teeth, but I do, so explain that! It's the oil pulling. Try it for yourself and share your experience!
Comment posted by soccermom55 of Clarksburg, maryland, USA on 29 May 2014 at 2:34 2589
I have been oil pulling for 7 weeks and just LOVE IT!!! My sinuses have never been clearer. No more headaches. My teeth feel wonderful and are whiter. I am sleeping better than ever (even with hot flashes)!!!! The brown spots on my hands and arms are fading. My skin is clearer and not more blackheads around my nose. I have more energy than ever before. I will continue this forever. I use organic unrefined coconut oil and might try sesame soon. The only side effects I had was feeling flu like symptoms the first few days and my nose nose ran constantly but now I feel GREAT!
Question posted by Kathy of Aberdeen, WA, USA on 27 January 2012 at 16:2 570
Will oil pulling work on very bad tartar that I am afraid to chip off wrecking my already bad teeth?
Comment posted by GraJiv of Perth, WA, Australia on 16 July 2010 at 17:21 322
Oil pulling really does take the tartar off your teeth. You'll notice a difference in a week, but it takes weeks or months to clean them up properly. Certainly if you went to the dentist and got all cleaned up, oil pulling would be the best prevention for keeping tartar from building up again. I notice that my teeth get yellower when I quit OP for a while. It really does make your teeth white and how much better to do it this healthy way than to use those chemical kits - cheaper too!
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!