I think I've done something very foolish! I am new to Oil Pulling and got carried away with my newly shiny teeth, wanting to make them shinier and shinier, so... whereas the first day I pulled I used my regular natural toothpaste, first I added a tiny sprinkle of baking soda, then... trying all different sorts of things (peroxide, etc.) I brushed with soda & peroxide and then STRAIGHT baking soda and over zealously concentrated on one pesky tooth that's had a white (calcified?) spot on it, and... the white spot's gone but now my teeth are LESS shiny and that one tooth is really, really dull. Do you think I've totally wiped out my enamel on that tooth forever (and messed up the other ones)??? Oh gosh I hope I haven't... Please help?!
understand something... first your teeth are bones and should be a "bone white" NOT a bleached or chemical white so do NOT compare the color of your teeth to THE "falsely" promoted ideas about what white teeth should look like!
Everyone knows someone who has had their teeth "whitened". In each case it looks almost grotesquely unnatural to me.
Second - baking soda should not be too bad to use... it has many benefits. I can tell you that my mom brushed her teeth with baking soda till well after she got married and still has her teeth at 73...
third - does your "natural" toothpaste contain glycerin? This is where the "shine" is coming from and it coats and prevents your teeth/bones from conducting normal metabolism and re-mineralizing.
The baking soda most likely just removed the "unnatural" shine/coating of glycerin from your teeth IF, there is glycerin, or a similar active "agent" in your toothpaste.
My teeth were never shiny before, it came from the oil pulling (which I am in love with!) that amazingly melted all the buildup off them ...but I should have left well enough alone and stopped trying to polish them - maybe baking soda is enamel safe butttt when combined with the rotary toothbrush and me foolishly concentrating on that one poor tooth too, maybe my enamel was a gonner?! I am so scared because for just a few days I actually felt proud of my teeth that they looked so sparkly - now they're duller than before and that one tooth is even worse, and I'm embarrassed plus worried about the health of my teeth (if I've taken off the enamel). Thank you, grz for taking the time to reply - and annnnyone's input is gratefully welcomed!!!
Peroxide is actually more likely than baking soda to erode enamel...
It's hard to believe that you eroded your enamel that quickly (hard to tell without before & after pictures), but even if you did erode it a little, it will build back up as long as you eat nutritiously, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
everyone, thank you sooo much for taking the time to help me... i don't know how i caused this but it really was so sudden and shocking, the way my teeth (two in particular) dulled ...cosmetically, i'm saddened but most of all i pray that the teeth aren't left too vulnerable and this doesn't cause problems ...i'm going to look up weston price because (i'm new to all this wisdom) i read that his protocol can help restore the enamel.
i'm learning in bits and pieces and have switched to (after oil pulling 20-25min a day w/ 1Tb extra virgin coconut oil) swishing with Sea Salt water (morton's, it's all i can get here) and brushing with the dissolved Sea Salt water, and... maybe it's due to this horrid "cold" i've had (herxheimer reaction? so clogged up can't breathe for 4 days, severe ear infections & swollen glands, canker sores, burning gums, nonstop tearing eyes etc.) but, the /backs/ of my teeth, which had gotten so smooth in the first few days of pulling (+whatever experimental ingredient i was brushing with), feel all rough and a lot of tartar is building up between my teeth (!!!) and my breath is sour. i must be doing this all wrong, huh? *sighs at self* ...i don't want to pester everyone but may resort to posting about this other issue...
i apologize for not replying sooner - i don't receive the notifications letting me know when someone has replied to my threads and, i figured this thread had died down...
as for the troubles with my teeth, i finally settled on a routine. in case anyone wants to know, it's probably complicated but... i swish 1 tablespoon nutiva (the only brand i trust) coconut oil then (after spitting), swish gargle with warm Sea Salt water (that i've mixed earlier), spit and repeat with a fresh mouthful of the water, spit and do it one more time ...then i put a dab of coconut oil on my toothbrush and dip it into the Sea Salt and, brush.
to my shock, after doing this one time, i accidentally discovered a SHOCKING amount of plaque set between my back teeth so i was freaked out that despite this whole routine it wasn't getting my teeth clean so i follow all this with _flossing_ and either another salt water swish or another coconut brushing and, i'm worried about the plaque but, i'm doing the best i can.
overall health wise, i continue to have chronic problems with middle ear infections, glands, feeling under the weather, and just generally crummy - but i do feel like oil pulling is something good i can do for myself (and i feel more at ease, no longer using fluoride toothpaste to brush) and for such a minimal expense and small amount of time, i'm going to keep with it...
thanks for checking in on me ...you are appreciated~
about two weeks ago I started having this jaw pain on my right side, then few days in it progressed to a tooth pain in one of my tooth that had a filling years ago (those white color fillings). It hurts really bad, on and off without any particular trigger. I went to my doctor and start taking metronidazole and panadol. Two days after taking the antibiotic the pain went down a lot, but it still hurts up to this day (after two weeks of antibiotics) when I bite down or chew food. And the tooth also tend to throb, especially after I exercise, there is no pain when it throbs, but just throbs along with the heartbeat. In the middle of all this, after taking 1 week of antibiotics, I went to the dentist who took two X-rays of the said tooth, but couldn't see any problems with it beside the fact that the filling is quite deep thus quite close to the nerve, but no sign of infection, decay or abscess. So dentist gave me two options, do a root canal or take out the tooth, but I asked for another dose of antibiotics and see how things goes before making a decision, because to be honest I don't want to do either one if there's a possibility of healing naturally. So I went home and start doing coconut oil pulling and sea salt swish around the mouth. And two days ago I started swishing colloidal silver. Today the sore is still there when I bite down and still throbs occasionally, but it didn't get any worse since I've already stopped antibiotics and pain meds. Just wondering if anyone have any other tips on what I can try before seeing the dentist to get a root canal, how long will I see improvements with the colloidal silver? Should I swallow them after the swish?
The best way is oil pulling. Colloidal Silver swish is good too, just don't swallow it after swishing.
My suggestion is to add taking Turmeric 1tbsp twice a day with warm water. This will help internally. You can also use clove oil on that tooth before going to bed. If you have tartar under gums then do Periogen swishes. It works best with a waterpik.
If you are not already doing it, don't eat sugary foods, cold foods. After antibiotics you must eat foods with probiotics, like Kimchi, Kefir, Sauerkraut and Yogurt.
Thanks. Oil pulling didn't help much, that's why I switched to Colloidal Silver . I used organic virgin coconut oil, but didn't see much improvements after about 5 days, I do it morning and night after brushing my tooth, 20 minutes every time. Do you mean drink the turmeric water?
Hi, I just went to a new dentist last week, and got the very bad news that the tooth adjacent to the molar I came to the dentist about had a cavity. This tooth is a molar also (#19), and when she took the crown off (been there since '96) and started drilling, she said the tooth is "very bad" and that I should get it replaced with an implant. Aside from the cost, I said I really wanted to keep the tooth, and she agreed to wait 6 weeks while I did herbs (BC&F, etc.) etc. to try to help the tooth. The problem is though that she said the cavity was "almost to the bone" (I believe it's under the gum tissue) and that she only got rid of 90% of the decay (leaving an old composite filling there). I asked how she would be able to tell if the tooth could survive more than 2 years (her prediction) if I didn't get the implant. She said it depended on the inflammation that is still there in 6 weeks, when I see her again. Right now there's a temp crown there.
So I'm motivated to do whatever I can to help the tooth. Of course I will do oil pulling, no question (which I do about 5 times a week anyway). Does anyone know if this will help get rid of inflammation -- we're talking about a dead, root-canaled tooth and related gum tissue that I'm trying to get looking good enough to moderate the inflammation.
Can a root canaled tooth remineralize, with either oil pulling or BC&F or Barefoot's tooth powder -- or can the decay that's "close to the bone" disappear with any of these methods, fomentation included? I trust that this would work well with a live tooth -- just don't know about a dead one, or if there's anything I can do to keep this tooth.
Thank you so much for any help you could give.
Well Trapper has been experimenting with the remineralization thing, so he can speak about that.
As far as gum inflammation, you are definitely in the right place at the right time. I'd say get the best oil you can, and do this twice a day (morning and just before dinner). Try one oil in the morning, and another at night. I'd make one of those oils Hemp, because as far as I can tell, that's one powerful pulling action.
I'd also swish with a few drops of Oil of Oregano (make sure it is not diluted with something else like Olive-Oil ). I'm going to start putting Black Cumin Seed Oil in my oil pulling, because they say that it cures everything but death.
I'm sure others will chime in. This is just my 2 cents.
You must let us know how your next visit goes. We are right there with you, rooting you on.
I don't know if this will help, but between oil pulling and doing the MC, I had a tooth that the gums had receded very badly. The tooth was super sensitive and discolored above the normal gum line. One day I looked in the mirror and the skin had grown back. You can tell it is new growth as it is a different color from the other skin. When people can't believe me, I just show them. Aloha
Hi, where can I find more info on oil pulling (ive never heard of it) and what is "doing the MC"? I have gum recession on several teeth that I'd like to regrow naturally! Please let me know! I also have a daughter who is 7 who has several cavities, one almost to the nerve, dentist wants to do a baby root canal, but I want to use oils and other remedies to heal the tooth. Please send info and tips!
My daughter had 8 cavities (at the age of 5, 16 months ago) that I did not get filled. We started to add more butter and cod liver oil (weston a price) and recently we started oil swishing and adding cal/mag.
She chipped her front tooth and I took her to the dentist (a different dentist), they did xrays and came back saying she had only 2 cavities. They want to do a root canal on the one tooth. I looked in her mouth and saw that there was a hole where one of the cavities is...BUT the brown spots where the cavities where are GONE! No brown spots!
I am requesting her xrays from her old dentist to compare them.
But I think the diet and especially the oil swishing has healed her cavities.
my son is 3 1/2, about a year ago he had many cavities, about 6 i think, only one we had filled and the others took a wait and see approach. I started cod liver oil and butter with him and really cracked down on his diet, and now a year later, i dont see any brown spots left(they were all visible) and latest check dentist said only one small cavity too small to fill(tiny teeth!)
I had a filling fall out, and havent had it replaced, in this past year i also began the cod liver oil butter combo, and the area looks much more like a healthy tooth now, not like a tooth with holes all over it. I have yet to find out if it is doing the trick, but i think it is.
the oil pulling has helped all gum inflammation and discomfort in my receding area go away, but unfortuately i havent been consistent with it enough to see results beyond that, hope to get back on that soon as the results were fast and dramatic for my gums!
if you go the cod live oil route, be sure to carefully choose, so as not to injest metals and the what not. i use carlson, and the lemon flavor one is really great, almost no detectable fishiness!
What is this cod liver oil and butter thing? I never heard of it. My daughter is 6 and has a tartar problem behind her lower front teeth, and one of those teeth looks brown in an area in the back. Luckily, this is a baby tooth and she will lose it soon anyway. It looks like it is on the inside of the tooth. She of course won't OP, being six, it is hard enough to get her to let me help her brush. So, what is this about the cod liver oil and butter? I'd like to learn about it for her.
I am not sure what exactly they are talking about re: cod liver and butter (and am anxious to hear more, because I have two toddlers who refuse to have their teeth brushed...). you should look at the weston a. price fdn. site.
any recommendations on toddler toothcare anyone wants to send my way, bring it!
Another really good book is by weston a price "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration". (the website is above...but the book is incrediable to actually see pictures.) He was a dentist is the 1920's? and he traveled the world to see what healthy primitive people with little dental decay eat. He has before and after pictures in the book of people who had very bad teeth and bone structure and then were cured.
He used cod liver oil for the high vit D and grassfed raw (yellow) butter for an componant called 'activator x'. that activated or increased the absorbtion of minerals.
I finally found the link I was looking for.....http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional_diets/ancient_dietary_wisdom.html
i had the WORST time getting him to let me brush his teeth, and felt like i had tried everything, until i stumbled upon this position, and it has worked since.
i put him in my lap, legs to the side, put my left arm around him like a hug, and lean him back on that arm, brushing with my right hand, somehow, the hug/snuggle-ness of it makes him less resistant. in the begining he was mildly resistant(an improvment) but he liked it that way and got used to it quickly, now jumps right up into the lap. Granted sometimes i have to really cajole, like no bedtime stories if he doesnt cooperate, and that usually(eventually) does it.
good luck, those little guys have a very big iron will!:)
its a long book, but very inspirational, and even made an impression on my husband, and my 3 year old, as well as extended family into the importance of diet in dentition. long and short, he did a test program with children, supplementing their poor diets with a good meal and butter(albeit a high potency butter, the likes of which are hard to come by) and a spoon of good quality cod liver oil, the results were dramatic in improving the kids dental health.
Unfortunately, you are reading a book that was based on research done almost 90 years ago. Most if not all of it has been disproved. The point about Dr. Price going around the world to investigate other cultures is an interesting point. Yes, it is true that their diet made a difference, but it was not what they were eating, but more what they weren't. Third world countries have very little if any access to refined sugars. Cut out refined sugars, and tooth decay and gum disease go way down. It is that simple. All the diets he advocated are just a total waste of time. If your child has cavities, then you need to help them, and get them proper care. It is one thing if you personally want to practice alternative medicine, but don't subject your children to things that can potentially be very dangerous.
My first reaction is that when we eat a refined SAD, we don't have room for the other "traditional" foods. My second is that a lot of the WAP stuff we can find evidence for here in this country. Going to other cultures to learn often makes things clearer when you bring the knowledge back home. And we can see upward trends in heart disease, etc. and chart those right next to the increased use of industrial foods. I have a belief that is certainly shared by many that those side-by-sides are causal, not correlative.
However, my other thought is that this is starting to feel like a Nourishing Traditions discussion rather than an oil-pulling forum offshoot! Sorry for my role in this. I am not sure how to cross-post there, but any WAP-related stuff should probably begin again over there! We do talk a lot about teeth here....and dentists, that is for sure!
Of course i realize this is old research. that is pretty obvious. and i do agree that it is as much or more about what you do not eat, as much as what you do eat. The work of dr. price is continuing through through the work of many other health practioners who believe his work to be as relevant today as it was then. Certainly not all agree with every one of his points verbatim, but it is very relevant rresearch in many peoples opinions, and from that perspective has not been disproven. I am continually reading and searching like many do for ways to care for myself and my family in a healthy non invasive manner. I would appreciate anything you can share about how his results were disproven, as we are all here to learn and share.
As for the decision to give CLO and butter to my child and myself, there is a whole lot of support for ingesting cod liver oil, so i dont really see the potentially dangerous part of supplementing our diets with it, particularly a very picky 3 year old who can use a little dietary boost! and as for a little butter everyday, i dont believe it to be a problem either, although certainly there are those who do not think it wise to ingest animal fats, at this point i am fine with it for us in low moderation, as we are already vegetarian and dont consume much in this way.
my choice to try this method, along with being impressed with dr. prices research, was in the hope that there may be a non invasive and preventative way to care for us.
I saw your message here it is very informative.
I'm also in the same situation right now with my 5 year old daughter with so many cavities and couple of them to the nerve.
I was to avoid the fillings, baby root canals and caps as much as I can with the natural healing process.
I know it's been a long time you posted this one, but I'm desperately looking for some remedies and if you can recollect and reply to this message with exactly what you have used that will be greatly appreciated.
I'm looking for some information on cod liver oil and how to use it, and which one to buy?
Thanks a lot for your time.
Super old post.
Hope u found help .......
Have you looked in to the cure tooth decay book by ramiel nagel? Good info. T
There's also a Facebook page associated with the book if u search on Facebook for cure tooth decay.
Most times too the decay is a deficiency within the body. The body needs certain nutrients and if it's not getting it then it pulls from teeth.
If u clean up the diet with paleo diet or such and add in fermented cod liver oil (green pastures is the best) and good probiotics (Klaire labs is best imho and u can get on amazon) and there's STILL decay then it's too much toxins in body. In which case look in to dry skin brushing and cleansing of organs.
Teeth need calcium and phosphorus to heal.
We do probtx, fclo, rinse with water after each meal or at least sugar foods like fruit, put lugols 2% iodine on cavity every night (one drop on toothbrush but be warned it can stain teeth temporarily yellow/orange. Baking soda eliminates) and oil pull with coconut oil nightly, also vit d/k2 drops from Thorne and cell salts swished three times daily. Oh and I make a paste with coconut oil, probiotic, diatomeaceous earth to shove in cavity at night.
Can also look in to xylitol daily.
Diet change is imperative.
Also get the book!
REMEMBER THAT TEETH HEALING IS A SLOW PROCESS. IT TOOK ME 3.5 months to heal my small cavities totally. It takes longer for bigger "hole" type cavities.
Just wanted to pass this along with regards to dental implants. My mother-in-law recently had an implant installed and it has caused problems, ever since. There is the possibility that the body will reject the implant, outright, and cause serious complications. Then, there's the milling process of the implanted tooth, itself, to mesh with the natural bite of the patient - if that procedure is done incorrectly, the rest of the mouth will be thrown off, causing grinding, improper chewing, offset jaw, TMJ, etc.
I can't say much about root canals - I've had one and will never opt for another.
I have recently started swishing Mag. Oil in my mouth for 20 minutes twice a day. What a wonderful difference it's making for my gums and teeth. The pockets are closing, gums firming up, and the teeth are whiter and cleaner than I could ever get them by oil pulling using Sesame Seed oil.
Very interesting! Are you oil pulling with sesame also or just the magnesium now? I was always amazed at how fast oil pulling firmed up the gums, but magnesium oil is even faster?
Magnesium is very important stuff and I use a magnesium drink regularly. But keep in mind that too much magnesium can cause low blood pressure and even irregular heart beats (never good). So keep an eye on it. If you start feeling weak like you've had a big drop in blood pressure or heart palpitations ease off for awhile.
If it works well, it could be that twice a day might be too much on a regular basis but twice a week could make a huge difference - who knows?
Keep using (carefully) and keep us up to date. This could be a fantastic breakthrough for people with hypertension, sleep problems, depression, etc - not to mention gum disease.
Yeah, I had the same thought, that twice a day sounded a bit much.
To be clear, the testimonial was from another person, who posted at the link given. I've been using magnesium oil for rinsing and brushing my teeth, along with a calcium rinse I get from calciumtherapy.com. I figure using them together is optimal. I've only swished for 20 min. once so far, after reading the testimonial. It's strong stuff, bitter tasting (I dilute it 50/50 with water), and I think anyone who wasn't used to it would have trouble pulling with it. I think I'll swish with it 2 or 3 times a week as well as continuing to brush and rinse with it, and do my regular olive oil/COQ10 swishing other days.
There are many reports of dental improvement from using it orally.
Here's Dr. Mark Sircus for example:
"What you are about to read represents a monumental medical and dental discovery. We find out after all that the most basic nutritional substance from the sea is the most powerful and safe medical healing substance. Magnesium chloride as you will see, the same product when injected during a heart attack or stroke to save your life, can be used in a wide variety of disorders. I even use it as the best mouthwash you can imagine and it has saved my gums and thus my teeth from deterioration."
So, yeah, I feel this is well worth further experimentation!
You're our new oral health cosmonaut! I hope you have some "before" pictures, since you've got to have some dramatic improvements by the time you're done. Just don't expect dentists to have the pictures in their offices (unless they neglect to mention the natural methods you used).
Also please post your feedback on magnesium oil pulling after you've done it a few weeks. I might have to give it a try.
Sorry, no "before" pics...dunno about "after" pics either,
but I AM feeling more confident about smiling. Swishing with that stuff is an experience! As I said before, it has a "unique" taste, and is very tingly on the gums. You can feel it working. I swish until it's diluted a bit from the saliva, spit out and brush, no need to use anything other than the mag oil residue in the mouth.
btw, in searching curezone about mag oil, I found this post from you Larry/Mr. C!
So you've known about the virtues of this for some time, and its potential for swishing. Did you ever take the leap and try it yourself?
As well as swishing/brushing, I am also using it under the arms, yes it's an effective deodorant, and on other areas. Foot soaks are supposed to be an efficient delivery system.
But possibly swishing is even better!
Did you know transdermal magnesium raises DHEA in the body?
And DHEA is the youth hormone. Could this (along with swishing CQQ10 liquid) be the fountain of youth? We shall see!
Nice sleuthing! I did order the magnesium oil from Swansons that was all natural somehow and I don't remember how it was harvested/extracted. But it was caked in sodium and just putting a little on my skin raised my blood pressure higher than watching the presidential debates.
So I was curious about it but after losing money on the one form of mag oil, kind of let the idea go. So that's another reason I'm interested in what you're doing. What brand are you using?
You should never ingest magnesium, except in the food you eat and we cannot possibly get enough of it that way, because our soil it too depleted. The oil way to absorb it otherwise is to soak you feet in it for 20-40 minutes a night, for at least 30 days. You want to get to a saturation point and then do maintenance. You can also spray it on your skin. Soaking is best and fastest.
First, take magnesium MALATE CAPSULES, not the TABLETS, with lemon juice first thing in the morning and last at night. This will greatly increase magnesium absorption, lemon juice, taken with all supplements.
Then make your own magnesium oil, just add epson salts or magnesium chloride to the oil. Let it sit all day, then start using it.....
It is cheaper to make than to buy, especially if using epson salts!
Hi. Will give it a go as I know I'm magnesium deficient. I take Lifestream Calcium Complex pwd - when I remember - which has mag too plus selenium & boron. I remember to take it when I get bad cramp & Magnesium oil fixes it instantly. Magnesium is also great for mood swings.
Regarding the Epsom Salts . Do you know if there is a 'food grade'? I tried the Apple juice/Epsom Salt/Lemon juice/Olive oil cure for Gallstones & felt rather queezy after the Epsom part. Then I spotted on a bulk container in the health shop which was labelled 'Not food grade' but was none the wiser after inquiring
I've tried sesame oil too but wasn't that impressed so will give Magnesium oil a try. I have gum issues so fingers X'd. I've been using magnesium oil for a few yrs now for aches and pains. I usually rub on some lotion first and then the oil and rub in well. Works a treat when I'm sitting studying for long periods as well as for osteoarthritis in the wrists.
Hi all, I started using a 33% magnesium chloride mixture. I use less than half a teaspoon, it's strong stuff. Works better than anything I've tried for sensitive, bleeding gums (essential oils, salt water, mega dosing vit.C) . I use it after stoking my teeth (also highly beneficial) and keep it in my mouth till my gums no longer feel sensitive (it will get worse before it gets better), this can take anywhere from 1 minute to 15 minutes.
However! I measured pH and it's too low for around your teeth (5.75, should be around 7), it can wear away enamel and make you prone to cavities. My teeth are very sensitive to cold now.
Because it works so well for gums though, I wanted to change the pH with baking soda, but it started to fizz and was not effective anymore.
I tried magnesium sulfate, but it didn't work and the pH was too low also. I'm not even sure how it works now: antibacterial action, magnesium absorption? (Could still be, in my experience magnesium sulfate barely gets absorbed.)
If anyone with a chemistry background now what could work to change the pH, I'd love to hear! And I hope my info was helpful.
PS: MrCuddly, magnesium oil doesn't contain sodium. It does contain chloride though (it's magnesium chloride) just like salt (sodium chloride). You are confirming to me what I've read before: that it's not sodium that increases blood pressure but chloride.
Hi everyone. This I am new here and this is my first forum post. I just wanted to ask if anyone had any remedies or solutions to fix a swollen uvula.
Four months ago I got really sick (pretty sure it was tonsilitis or mono) and eventually a few weeks later ALL the symptoms went away and I begin to feel normal except my swollen uvula is still dragging across my tongue, and it has been four months now.
However, my uvula and throat are not sore at all. The uvula just hangs really low on the back off my tongue and I still have a bit of drainage from my tonsils.
I feel like I have tried everything to shrink my uvula back to normal size over the past 4 months, but nothing has helped. I've taken coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, Colloidal Silver , and mms over time. Should I try gargling one of these? Or any other solutions?
I'm sorry if this is an oft-repeated question but I was wondering if brushing teeth with coconut oil would give the same results as oil pulling. I have tried oil pulling for several weeks but I swallow some of the oil each time. Because of this, I get a stomach ache everyday and my dark circles have gotten much worse.
I recently found a recipe for a DIY toothpaste online. The main ingredient is CO and the others are baking soda and essential oils. I would like to know if this would be as effective as oil pulling for oral health and gut health.
We've actually discussed this eons ago. There were some alarms that went off about transparent teeth.
But the overwhelming majority of people end up with superior dental visits. Many of us have been OPing for years now with no enamel problems. At the end of the day I'd say that OP does not cause any enamel issues. If anyone has had issues, I'd like to hear about it please.
Some have a real fear of this therapy, perhaps because it's so fast in its efficacy. I had very sensitive teeth prior to OPing (I could not drink lemonade or champagne at all without a night of pain). I have zero sensitivity now. I've been OPing very faithfully for a number of years now. I know more people that have done this many more years than myself.
You need to perform therapies in which you feel comfortable. If you ever feel like you have reason for alarm with your teeth, I would stop for awhile and see if there are any positive changes.
Changing oil has proven to cause different reactions. Olive-Oil changed the color of some peoples teeth. Coconut Oil for a long time was hailed as the king of teeth whiteners. I have no idea which oil might be stronger than others, and there has been many discussions about oils that react with different blood types, etc.
Changing oil has proven to cause different reactions. Olive Oil changed the color of some peoples teeth. Coconut Oil for a long time was hailed as the king of teeth whiteners. I have no idea which oil might be stronger than others, and there has been many discussions about oils that react with different blood types, etc.
I wasn't aware of that. I have use Olive, Sesame, Grapeseed, and Coconut oils, and the only difference I have seen is in the taste. I have used Sesame the most though. Blood type "A"
I have read around of sensitivity due to this, and I have always had week enamel that is very sensitive and I think that the pulling could be causing mineral depletion, which is causing the bottom of my teeth to become increasingly transparent (a few mm up from the tooth edge).
I will stop for a while and hope for re mineralization, and if OP'ing is the cause to my problem, that it didn't cause too much harm.
I hope it remineralizes :( or else I'll have to consider caps
btw I'm only 16, and I sometimes wonder if my body is mature enough to endure such an effective treatment
I believe there CAN be gum and enamel issues if you OP incorrectly. Remember that the remaining oil in your mouth after the pull can be full of toxins or whatever. If you didn't bother to rinse out well enough or brush afterwards on an ongoing basis, that could cause problems.
I notice that when I get distracted and go over my 20 minutes - sometimes 30-40 minutes, I get tooth sensitivity. Likewise when I don't rinse well enough afterwards. Just my opinion, but I do believe that holding the oil too long and not rinsing well enough on an ongoing basis just might lead to enamel problems or gum recision. Make sure you're doing it right!
This just happened to me I have really weak enamel from over brushing with baking soda I just looked in the mirror and my bottom teeth are becoming really reallly see through since I started the oil pulling!
I got magnesium oil from health-and-wisdom.com (877-852-5641) I oil pull in the morning and occasionally at night. I either brush my teeth with diluted magnesium oil (1 part MO and 1 part water) or just spray it in my mouth a couple of times a day and before I go to bed. Good luck!
my question is still unanswered whether magnesium chloride oil will take care of this transparent teeth issue?
Will the oil pulling with magnesium chloride will have the same level of detox affect and at the same time will provide body with necessary magnesium?
Anyother issues/benefits/precautions regarding this