i have been oilpulling since may 4 never missing a day. after a month i noticed stains on my teeth. fortuitously i had an appointment with the dentist and she cleaned it nice and shiny. now two weeks later, last night i noticed some stains have reappeared.
i use 1 tablespoon ofvirgin coconut oil all the time. sometimes mixed with 5-10 drops of cayenne pepper or 5-10 drops of oregano oil. i then swish with salted water for a fe wminutes and then clean my teeth with herbal toothpaste. at night i may swish using clay and water and then swish it with water.
btw i even switched toothpaste after the first discoloration was cleaned.
it could be the cayenne? Are you drinking tea or coffee? Those could be the culprits, as well. Have not used clay and water, but maybe this could be a culprit?
I personally brush with baking soda and peroxide (dang, forget to stop and get peroxide on way home from work!...tomorrow :D) and my teeth look fabulous. When I paid for a bleaching my teeth became (almost) as white as they are now. BUT the one thing I will mention (which I have before, a while back) is when I was a toddler, I was given large amounts of iron, in liquid form, due to serious anemic status. By doing this, it (somehow or other, seems it should have been just first teeth, not adult...oh well) stained one of my teeth. No matter how my cleanings went and even with the bleaching, it did not become unstained. It is no longer stained since I have begun brushing the way I do now.
I use the 3% peroxide, which you get from the drug store (aka pharmacy). The food grade is 35% and here in the States, it can be had at a HFS. It most likely can be had off the internet...that has many positive contributions, so sayeth a friend of mine who has used it.
Hi. I'm from oz too. I use 3% Faulding Hydrogen peroxide. You can buy it at Safeway, health section. Easy to miss, mainly stored on bottom shelf. Brown bottle, 200ml, with mustard colour label, and mustard colour cap. $3.25 at supermarket, a $1 more from chemist. I also use this on my face and hands. Makes skin very soft. Does not burn, no smell.
I have some 6% Fauldings I got from the chemist. I just tried dipping my toothbrush in it and then dipping it in the bi-carb and that seemed to work fine. Tastes a little funky, but could get used to it.
Boy is nice not having to "translate" my language for a post ;)
Hi, I live in Melbourne. I have not seen the 6% one. Mind you, were not looking for any different than what I use already. The funny thing with this hydrogen peroxide, if you nick yourself, or scratch, put a bit of it on overnight, no need for band-aid, and almost gone the next day. Does not work for facial skin breakouts for though, not as quickly, anyway. Cheers, Susan
I have lived in Queensland, Gold Coast for 11 years. Still go there fairly often. Yes, it is very very cold here. Haven't had this cold for several years. Don't mind it though, got used to it. Up till two seasons ago, I used to take my son skiing, just once a year. Those trips were torture for me. Now, he can take himself, old enough. If I never see the snow again, that's fine with me. Give me a book, sea and palm trees any time.
I have found that different oils get out different stain along with different toxins.
Walnut oil is dark brown and seems to really brighten my teeth. Hemp oil is green and also brightens them.
In Chemistry class we were taught "like disolves like". Oil based stains are removed with oils and water based stains with water. Different oils have different properties. It stands to reason that we would get different results with different oils.
you had a good chemistry teacher and a good memory too. i am not sure what i will do next. but i have a dental cleaning late this week. so it will be gone soon. i will see if the discoloration is real or my imagination.
it is funny the discoloration.- its shape or configuration is just on 2-3 front teeth near the root. go figure?!
what i will do this time around is -NOT mix the coconut oil with cayenne pepper or oregano oil. i may try the walnut oil. good tip.
i wonder if there is such a thing as "herbal stain remover" for the teeth?"