Started doing this 2 days ago to help treat my Gingivitis and its working! My gum above my front tooth where i have a crown had receded far back that it was no longer overlapping the crown and touching the underlying tooth leaving a gap and also turned dark purple. I did this oil pulling thingy 3 times on the first day. Straight away the pain went. My mouth and saliva feels a lot fresher. White coating on tongue gone. Bad breath gone. Stiff neck and jaw gone. Gum inflammation gone. Next morning the gum above my front tooth was looking pinkier and healthier and moved down touching the crown again (that may be due to cayenne pepper i put on it the night before aswell). The rest of my gum has receded about 2mm so i'll give it time before i see any improvement there but other than that my mouth seems to be a lot healthier.
Has anyone else tried this?
I would suggest that if you have a gum problem associated with a crown and not generalized to all your teeth there may be something defective with the crown such as a marginal gap, endodontic problem, root fracture etc., have a dentist check it out.
I first read about oil pulling about a year ago. Needless to say, I was a bit wary of a cure for so many things. But curiosity got the better of me and i decided to try it for a week. After a week, white teeth, pink gums and overall improvement in teeth and mouth. One suggestion is that when you put oil through your mouth, you will need to brush longer ti get rid of said oil. Not a bad thing. Another is that oil pulling massages gums in between teeth etc, also not a bad thing. On last visit to dentist, cleaning went much quicker than usual, no lectures about dental plaque and red gums. All in all, bottle of sunflower oil in supermarket €1-€2 euro, saves a fortune in dental cleaning and better teeth and gums.
I have been doing it every morning for about six months. There is definitely an improvement. Dentist complimented me on my gums on a visit after I had been doing it for about two months. I did not tell him I was oil pulling, so it is a genuine reaction.
Lads gum problems don't require some exotic and disgusting daily habit. We have known how to fix it for decades, Proper brushing and flossing will fix all problems buy removing bacteria.
I'd imagine rinsing with anything for 15-20 minutes a day would help remove plaque from the teeth.
I don't know why you wouldn't just brush properly for three minutes and floss for a few minutes as is recommended. It'd save a lot more time, definitely works plus you'd get to keep the olive oil for your salad dressings as its suposed to be used.
It is more likely that sunflower oil or sesame oil would be used. I have never heard of anyone doing it with olive oil. I have yet to hear of anyone who oil pulled regularly having anything bad to say about it.
Because sunflower oil is somehow less manky than olive oil when rinsed for 20 minutes a day.
I'd still rather just brush my teeth for 3 mins tbh, you can tell me motor oil is better for all I care.
so new mothers can rub it on their tummy for the 20 mins they're swishing it about to get rid of stretch marks and pregnancy induced gingivitis. sounds like a good deal to me...
i;ll def give it ago.
do you still do it ?
you be quiet jimmy
Yeah, still doing it daily. Use sunflower oil from dunnes or tesco. Can see big difference myself. Prob doesn't matter if it works directly or just makes you brush longer.
Having a mouth full of millions of foul bacteria and gone off food debris is motivation enough to brush.....leg pulling is what going on here I think
What is going on is oil pulling, not leg pulling.