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by 0 · September 29, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I've been oil pulling, and it has rid me of some of the plaque build up in my teeth. However, quite likely because it's sucessful in removing all that gunk from my teeth, it also caused a lot of inflammation: bleeding, swollen gums that were... (more)

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MarcPH 0 · September 29, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Stress is inflammatory, right? There are some that would say sugar can help tons with reducing stress.

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Hi, Hopefully I'm not requesting information that's already answered elsewhere on this site but here's my problem: I have a bottom molar tooth that had been root-filled and crowned and the same with the tooth just above it. It turns out from an... (more)

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rht 0 · June 13, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Try Dr Ellie's website; she's a dentist and maybe able to help. Lots of info on the site for free, but she also does phone consults. She has several websites, actually, but I think you can start here: http://www.drellie.com/ (more)

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I've heard sesame and sunflower oil are the gold standard when it comes to oil pulling, I've also heard that coconut oil is great. However out of the oils that I've considered for oil pulling cold pressed olive oil is the most anti-inflammatory,... (more)

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loess 0 · June 12, 2013 at 2:43 AM

I use coconut oil + a pinch of Uncle Harry's remineralization powder. Started doing this after I chipped a molar; after a week I could tell a difference in gum sensitivity around that area. Oh, and don't forget to floss on a regular basis! (more)

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by 1363 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

So you wake up in the morning, and do this oil pulling with coconut oil for dental health and whatever other voodoo benefits. You spend 20 minutes swishing around in your mouth a super healthy food, getting it all mixed with digestive enzymes so... (more)

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twochickadeez 0 · March 08, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Because the oil is supposedly pulling out all sorts of toxins. You don't want to swallow that crap.

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by 1876 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I am considering trying oil pulling. I would like to do it to try and improve my overall oral health and whiten my teeth. Does anyone have any oil pulling success stories they would be interested in sharing with me? If you do it, would you... (more)

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akman 0 · July 09, 2012 at 8:32 PM

One of my favorite topics. I was plagued by 'deep pockets' in my gums. The dentist measured them twice a year for about 20 years (I'm 46). They were getting progressively worse. Having these deep pockets causes the need for painful deep... (more)

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by 6157 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

A family member wants to try it, but dislikes the smell and taste of coconut. I'm thinking, something with a high MUFA and low PUFA content. Avocado oil, maybe?

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Phoenix 0 · March 30, 2011 at 12:49 AM

I think the traditional way to do it is with sesame oil. But definitely a good quality sesame oil.

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by 6157 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

After taking a look some threads on nasal congestion, I decided to try oil pulling. My question is, if oil pulling decreases or cures nasal congestion issues, what's the potential mechanism behind this? I understand that the answer may not be... (more)

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Futureboy 0 · March 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM

I think this might land in the same quack-territory as ear-candling. Apparently it "draws toxins from the saliva" by osmosis? Or something equally as dubious? "...sip, suck and pull through the teeth' for fifteen to twenty minutes. This process... (more)