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Oil Pulling


Hi Ladies, has anyone out there been trying oil pulling (i.e. taking 1-2 tablespoons of coconut or sesame oil and lightly swooshing it around your mouth for 10-15 mins. I have been doing it for a few months and it feels great on my teeth and seeing some results, just seeing if anyone else out there is doing it. 
Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:38 am

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in progress...

I have been doing it on and off for a couple of months. It really feels great on my teeth after. The last time I went to the dentist, I had been doing it for a month and the dentist told me my teeth were just fine. I guess you could count that as a good result. I will definitely be doing this for the long term.
Aug 13, 2014 @ 01:53 pm

love it

After doing this for 2 weeks, my teeth were amazingly healthy. I've recently been undergoing alot of dental work due to negligence on a past dentists part and I feel like this has made healing faster also. It was able to clean stains in between my teeth that I thought were permanent. I recommend this to everyone that'll listen lol Great Idea for those with bad teeth and cant afford a ton of work at a time. It makes it at least manageable. I've had several broken teeth and this has helped ease the pain long term. Not a great solution but I wasn't in aposition to get dental work so I started doing this and it made it possible to hold out a bit longer
Aug 15, 2014 @ 05:04 pm


Thanks. Glad to hear your dentist noticed a difference. I will definitely keep up with it. Btw, have you tried using different types of oil (apparently switching up the oils helps to remove more types of toxins, but I haven't tried this myself).
Aug 15, 2014 @ 05:35 pm

Love it.

I have been oil pulling with coconut oil for about 2 months now. it is amazing and so healthy. Not only is it great for your teeth you absorb alot of the nutrients but none of the fat from the coconut oil as well. My teeth always suffer due to my kidney issues and my body building up acid in small pockets rather than releasing it. Wish i knew this years ago
Sep 06, 2014 @ 12:08 am


I have trouble breathing through my nose for the required amount of time. Any hints?
Sep 08, 2014 @ 02:46 am

Ew, ew, ew!!

I find this to be a somewhat silly new fad. Personally I find the science behind this to be completely lacking and dubious at best. But in the end I guess it isn't hurting anything, so if it makes you feel better, go for it.
Sep 15, 2014 @ 11:47 pm

Sounds Somewhat Gross

I don't think I'd be able to do this without ending up swallowing a little and then gagging (I know we eat oil with our food all the time, but just oil would be nauseating).

Wouldn't it be easier to just to brush with an oiled toothbrush?
Sep 16, 2014 @ 10:34 am

makes me gag

Oil pulling makes me gag when some trickles down my throat! And my cheeks hurt! Love coconut oil for may other things. Try putting it on an old toothbrush and scrubbing your cuticles with it. My nails look so amazing now!
Sep 17, 2014 @ 11:15 am

Weird texture!

It is pretty hard to stay consistent with oil pulling. I tried it and the texture and feel of the oil made me sick. I tried adding a drop of peppermint oil to the coconut oil and it helped quite a bit. I also placed the coconut oil in the fridge to make it cool its easier to stomach that way (for me anyways) awesome results and totally worth the efforts though!
Sep 17, 2014 @ 04:07 pm

Best to keep busy while swishing

It's good to distract yourself with activities like dishes or chores to help pass the time. The time goes by a lot quicker. You don't have to think too hard. Good to set a timer as well.
Sep 23, 2014 @ 12:21 am

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