Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

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.

Comment posted by bmorebby of Las Vegas, NV, USA on 8 December 2017 at 13:55       4857

So happy I'm not the only one who does not like doctors and dentists. For years I've done the recommended mouth wash, brushing, and flossing. After learning a lot about how chemical laden most of the items we use are I decided to do something different. Switched to fluoride-free toothpaste Toms, waste of time. I then read about oil pulling and tried it, didn't do it consistently though. After being diagnosed with periodontal disease, I really began to take things seriously. I quit smoking 2 months ago and started oil pulling at least once a day for 15 minutes with coconut oil. Switched to tea tree toothpaste with neem bark. I was flossing one day and thought my tooth chipped. How relieved I was to learn it was actually tartar coming off! OMG! It works! It really works! My gums look healthier as well. Unless you have significant issues I would definitely try this as opposed to listening to dentists. After all, if they tell you how to maintain your teeth they would not have a job.

Comment posted by Itreallydoeswork of Mandeville, LA, USA on 14 August 2017 at 5:48       4711

I recently discovered gum disease for myself and my gums began to recede a lot. A dentist told me I needed a cleaning because I had tartar build up behind my teeth - I never looked back there. I decided to try oil pulling in the month wait to schedule my cleaning. I used a table spoon of coconut oil every day for about 15 minutes each time and flossed immediately after. I flossed 2-3 times a day and actually started to see chinks of tartar come off! I also noticed less plaque build up on my teeth and have less pain and sensitivity for the more I use it. If you have trouble remaining focused with the pulling for so long, try doing it while in the shower. It doesn't matter if I drool in there and I'm distracted so the time goes by faster.

Comment posted by Sonakshi Batra of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India on 10 August 2017 at 19:4       4704

I tried to cure my pain from gum disease for at least 2 weeks but it did not work. When I heard about oil pulling I did it. It really helps! Thanks to this post.

Comment posted by Trajanov of Shtip, Macedonia, Macedonia on 5 May 2017 at 7:31       4598

I started oil pulling over a month ago and I was swishing all day long because I have severe gum disease and want to heal. But despite some progress it for me seemed very slow. I thought if calcium is out of my teeth there might be not enough magnesium intake. So I bought magnesium oil and I tried swishing with it and I was amazed. From my teeth come out big pieces of plaque. Now I combine oil pulling with olive oil and after that magnesium oil. The time for magnesium oil I prefer to be longer - about 40 mins. Today is second day that I do magnesium oil pull. And I am very satisfied. Sorry for my poor english. I hope somebody will found this helpful.

Comment posted by Kay of Dartford, Kent, UK on 12 March 2017 at 6:43       4515

I thought it might be helpful for readers to look at a dentists point of view on oil pulling that is very positive. Just google, how dental professionals can respond to oil pulling patients. I have advanced periodontal disease with 8mm deep gum pockets and am determined to do my best to treat it. I am due to have deep cleaning at the dentist soon but I have started oil pulling to see if I can give myself a good head start. I'll definitely carry on because my mouth feels so much better after each time and the thought of finding a natural way to trap and clear out bacteria is reassuring. I have no problems with my teeth at all, no fillings at 54 years of age and yet managed to get advanced gum disease without even knowing it. Very scary but now I just have to deal with it and stay positive.

Comment posted by Computerman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA on 17 June 2016 at 16:5       4123

I had long term gum disease....some tooth loss with 5 gone. Partial dentures. Have all the remainder natural, including all molars and wisdom teeth. Upper right molar has a GI issued 49 year old temporary filling that seems to have let in some bacteria a few days ago. The result was gum boil. I could not chew on the right at all and could barely stand to eat anything. I oil pulled with coconut oil, once daily just before bed, and wearing a bite guard to sleep. 48 hours later the gum drained, the swelling gone. After 72 hours I was eating again with the entire mouth...still a slightly swollen lymph node on right jaw line. Now a week after the excruciating pain with oil pulling of only about 10 minutes daily, I see whitening of some long term lower front teeth stained from my first 50 years of smoking and coffee. Actually see some renewal of gum tissue in the entire mouth and some tooth tightening back up. It actually works.

Comment posted by Louise of Brisbane, NSW, Australia on 17 May 2016 at 13:58       4068

I started coconut oil pulling two years ago at the dentist's suggestion because I had many pockets in my gums, some 6mm deep. One teaspoon of oil, vigorous swishing to engage the vagus nerve in the neck for minimum 5 mins. First thing in the morning and last thing at night. After 6 months I went back to the dentist. All pockets healed! I continue to do it 2x daily, it makes my teeth feel great. I'm 57 years old.

Comment posted by msmuralidhara of Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 25 April 2016 at 5:49       4024

I am from India, 36 years old male. I had an addiction to coffee, chocolate and sugar in my youth. In India, coffee typically means with milk. I used to take a large glass of coffee and then dunk a large amount of sugar and chocolate in it. Sometimes I used to take a super size glass and then also dunk some cookies underneath this sludge and have it. I did it for years and my teeth started rotting off one after another. I had to lose 4 teeth and have 2 root canals done. I stopped it then and since the past 15 odd years have been following good oral hygiene. But my gum problems have not gone away completely. When for a month or two I do oil pulling, it seems to get better. I don't have bleeding anymore or painful gums. But if I stop the problem seems to recur after a couple of months. I swish my teeth with either coconut oil or olive oil usually or rarely groundnut or rice bran oil when I am travelling. I once even tried mustard oil which stained my teeth yellow. I swish for 15 to 20 minutes and then brush my teeth before going to bed. Cannot do it in the morning as I usually in a tearing hurry.

Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 7 January 2016 at 10:42       3811

To Dana B of District Heights, Maryland
Please read the web page on Oil Pulling here at Grow Youthful. There should be a link at the top of this page. You need to hold the oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, not 2 minutes!

Comment posted by Dana B of District Heights, Maryland, USA on 7 January 2016 at 5:6       3810

I suffer from periodontal disease that started back in my late twenties. I went through a series of treatments and topical aids provided my doctor. I also suffered from bad breath and had pockets as deep as 9mm. My dentist had recommended surgery flap to restore bone loss and to heal the damaged gum line. I opted against it. I began using peroxide as part of my nightly brushing, and began brushing more than once a day. This helped. Recently I began oil pulling, I mix a little coconut oil with cayenne and golden seal and swish around my mouth for about two minutes and then brush. My gums are not as inflamed and painful, no bleeding and no bad breath. I must admit that part of my issue is that I do not like the dentist and will go years in between visits. I may still have to get a form of laser surgery to heal damaged gum tissue, but it may not have to be as invasive if I can keep the surrounding gum tissue healthy. I hope this helps those that suffer because I have shared in the painful, scary and embarrassing experience.

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