I've been oil pulling twice a day for a little over a month now - one prior to breakfast and one prior to dinner both on empty stomach of course.
As a result of oil pulling my skin has that ----glowing effect--- which I am somewhat shy to admit that it even glows more than many of the women in my office....
(^_^) (^_^) (^_^)
My prime objective I had hoped to achieve out of oil pulling was for it to cure my life-long acne once and for all and though the acne has reduced considerably (there's still some of them popping up though) I am happy to see the glowing effect anyway...
OP has also made my gums stronger resulting in less bleeding in the gums.
The problem is that some of my tooth are sored as a result of oil pulling.
This is quite ironic as OP is supposed to stregthened one's tooth.
My hypothesis is that I am perhaps brushing my teeth too many times and thus stripping out all of the vital mineral deposits in the teeth. I brush my teeth prior to OP as well as after OP. I do OP twice, so that means 4 times of brushing teeth as well as once before bedtime - a total of 5 times!!!
Could this be it?
The reason that I brush my teeth prior to OP and after is because brushing before OP will remove any left over particles and deposits and esure that the oil thoroughly sucks out all the toxins without any sort of impediments to the process. Brushing the teeth after OP will ensure that no toxins residues are also left behind.
But this is of course merely a hypothesis, perhaps others who brush their teeth simply twice a day and commit themselves to OP once a day do expereince sore teeth too like I do too.
First, I think you ARE brushing your teeth too often. I agree with the other poster that rinsing with warm water and Sea Salt is best after OP. Brushing 4-5 times a day is a lot of abrasiveness on both the gums and teeth. And I have no doubt that if you OP every day there's no need to brush any more than twice a day max - especially if you're using something like the Sonicare.
Gum disease is the bigger oral health issue by far than cavities in your adult years - and OP has no peer for prevention and healing of gum disease.
Secondly, OPing twice a day can cause some dental pain all by itself. I OP once a day, and my teeth usually feel sensitive to some degree aftewards. I think if you don't always stop after the 20 minutes (like myself) or don't always rinse thoroughly, the extracted toxins that are now in your mouth can cause some sensitivity. I'm ALWAYS more sensitive after pulls that exceed 20 minutes for example.
I don't doubt that if I pulled twice every day I'd have tooth sensitivity more often than not. Add to that brushing 5 times a day, and I couldn't imagine NOT having tooth pain.
I hate to admit it, but I brush once a day with the Sonicare and OP daily. But my gums and teeth have never been in better shape and I'm in my early 50's.
Thanks to both of you for your comments and advice,
I will certainly rinse my mouth with celtic Sea Salt after every OP from now on.
I will also reduce the frequency of brushing my teeth to 2 times daily (3 being max) regardless of how many times I OP.
**** Although, please let me know if the cloudiness of the water upon mixing the unrefined Sea Salt with water and debris-like looking deposits including little black tiny stones are normal as this is what I see with my unrefined celtic sea salt.
In reference to rinsing thoroughly after OP to ensure that the extracted or pulled toxins do not remain in between one's teeth, how does one define what "rinsing thoroughly" entail? Does it mean swishing water so vigorously to the extent that your jaws are tired? Does it mean in quantity - at least 10 times of rinsing in conjunction with gargling? Can you please define objectively how one goes about achieving the status of "rinsing thoroughly" to ensure the removal of all residue toxins/parasites and thus consquently reducing teeth sensitivities?
PS: Your puppy avatar makes me happy for some reasons.
LOL - the puppy avatar DOES give off a nice vibe. I have to admit, though, I got it by default from CureZone for virtue (or lack of) of being too lazy to upload anything I actually chose.
As Molly often points out, this isn't an Olympic event. It's a routine that's on the level of brushing your teeth. Same with the rinsing. When your mouth feels clean from the oil, you're done. I usually pour fairly warm/hot water and Sea Salt into a glass, swish lightly and spit with 3-4 mouthfulls.
Let us know if rinsing and cutting down on tooth brushings help. BTW I used to have pretty serious gum recedings because of years of brushing my teeth too hard. I found the Sonicare let me brush with less pressure but also made my teeth feel cleaner afterwards and I actually dropped down to brushing once a day with OP.
Brushing your teeth that much will hurt your enamel. It's also terrible for your gums, causing little rips along the gum line. No matter how hard you try, brushing will do this. But it's a necessary evil.
I never brush before OP. I only brush after I swish with the salt water. A very light brush actually. At night I'm slightly more vigorous.
I think that flossing should be on the menu too. Dr. Nara is a huge advocate for dental tape.