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

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.

Comment posted by Jill of New York City , NY, USA on 20 October 2017 at 18:49       4796

It works! I have been oil pulling with coconut oil for about a week. I can only do it for 10 minutes at the most each time. Today after oil pulling I brushed gently and noticed what I thought was a large 2.5 mm piece of food. Upon closer inspection I saw it was the ENTIRE chunk of plaque behind my front bottom tooth. This is extremely exciting and validating! Even more importantly, I have found that oil pulling makes me feel just a ton healthier and happier. I also started to feel a cold and sinus infection last week and it never grew to full strength and died away in about two days. This method is insanely effective, and dentists just simply don't want to admit it works because they are afraid they will lose money.

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 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 desease 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 Smiling Now of VISALIA, CA, USA on 1 May 2017 at 4:41       4592

I started oil pulling a few days ago, and had trouble with gagging. I kept at it, tilting my head forward, using less oil and was able to get the hang of it. That was Thursday and Friday, and decided yesterday to pull on and off all throughout the day when I had time. I'm blown away by the results! I had bad tartar behind my bottom front teeth. It started coming off. I believe the oil softens it, and then it begins to lift. This was stubborn tartar that had been there a long time. After each pull 5-10 min each time I then flossed, and brushed and began using my own dental scraping tool to lift it. It's been 1 full day of this and 80% of the tartar is gone! My sinuses are clearing up as well, and I'm breathing better. I'm hoping with continued use my teeth will eventually have zero tartar. They already look cleaner, with less stains. I wish I had done this years ago. I have one tooth on top that I never brush well enough, and some of the tartar is coming off, so I'm certain with diligence it too will clean up. All of this oil pulling talk is not hype. It's pretty scientific if you think about it. For those of you who are having trouble gagging, I suggest using less oil and tilting your head forward. I also put the oil in the side of my cheek until it melts before swishing. It is something you can get used to and become a pro in very little time.

Comment posted by Notahippie of Las Vegas, NV, USA on 2 November 2016 at 10:58       4339

I am oil pulling in addition to faithfully bruising and flossing with fluoride toothpaste. My teeth are definitely whiter, cleaner and smoother. Initially had two small areas of tartar flake off. The most noticeable difference is no longer bleeding when I floss which always happened in certain areas before. The floss slides in more easily and seems to have a better time doing its job. Dentist visit in two weeks for a cleaning will hopefully confirm great results.

Comment posted by Alison Hasselquist of Webb City, Missouri, USA on 28 September 2016 at 13:58       4288

I had a tooth with a ton of tartar because I did not realize what was happening. The discomfort made me want to beat my head against a wall. After doing home treatments all summer long, I have noticed a huge change! I'm hoping to disssolve the tartar before going for a cleaning so the cleaning won't be so bad. Also hoping to relieve any new cavities that may have formed by oil pulling. I have also been washing my mouth with green tea and other natural treatments. Hoping to get my smile back! My teeth are feeling better. I can't do anything about past dental work, but I can work on the future health of my teeth.

Comment posted by mic of Prague, CZ, Czechoslovakia on 27 April 2016 at 18:40       4032

I have been oil pulling for several week with coconut oil, at least 25 minutes a day, but no tartar coming off yet.

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 by the 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 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.

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