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3o Days of Oil Pulling cured all my teeth problems!

I challenged myself to oil pull for 30 days.

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DAY 1:

You may be wondering what Oil Pulling is? According to wikipedia.org “It is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that describes oil pulling as capable of both improving oral health and treating systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus or asthma. The practitioner [you] rinses the mouth with approximately one tablespoon of oil (sesame and sunflower oils are the most recommended) for 15–20 minutes on an empty stomach (before eating/drinking) then spits it out.”  You must brush your teeth (with water, or tooth soap) immediately after oil pulling. Oiling pulling pulls toxins from the blood stream and mixes with the oil and saliva in your mouth. It is best to not swallow any of the oil. I spit the oil in the garbage as I don’t want to clog my drain with oil.

I will be using unrefined, un-toasted organic sesame oil. It tastes a little like mild peanut butter and is quite pleasant in the early AM hours. I always start my day with lemon water, so this will be a change!


My intention is to:

1. Detox my body on a deeper level

2. Reduce/ eliminate the minor tooth sensitivity I have

3. Whiten my teeth (I feel my teeth are already white enough, I just thought I’d test to see if it makes a difference) Before and After photos of my teeth?? Sure!  Notice the slight grey hue on my bottom teeth. This is new, I am not sure what caused it, but we will find out if oil pulling shifts that.

4. Support healing of my receding gum line

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AFTER THE 30 DAYS:

I write this as I complete the last day of my 30 Day Oil Pulling Challenge. As I sit here gently swishing the oil around in my mouth. I am wondering why I didn't start doing this sooner? My mouth has never felt better.

 

My teeth feel cleaner, my breath fresher, my gums stronger, my teeth more sturdy.

 

I can 100% say that this will be a modality I will practice long term. Not only did I enjoy the physical benefits I received but it also "forced" me to quiet my mouth and mind for 20-30 minutes each morning.

 

I missed 3 days because of poor timing on my part and partially some laziness. On those days I missed my new habit.

 

I noticed that Oil Pulling also encouraged better dental hygiene habits for me. Each day after pulling I would scrape my tongue, floss my teeth,  and brush.  It made for a very clean and healthy feeling mouth.

 

Here are a few tips I learned from my experience:

  1. 1 Tablespoon of oil is to much. I had to cut it back to about 1/2-3/4 of a Tablespoon because when you swish for 20 minutes without swallowing a lot of saliva builds up in your mouth.
  2. I prefer sunflower oil because it is more neutral and I can add Young Living essential oils when I feel like it. I tried Thieves, Peppermint and Oregano.
  3. Do it first thing in the morning otherwise there is more potential to talk yourself out of it.

 

I am not sure if my teeth are any whiter yet. I think they are, but it only has been 1 month. I have noticed that my gums are more plump and strong, meaning the receding gums must be healing. I am sure as time passes they will whiten more.

 

I tried my best to take the after photo in the same lighting but I took it in the day time instead of evening like the before photo. As you can see they are totally different, haha. Fail. Oh well, you get the point.

 

Here they are:

Before
After

 

The greyness in my bottom teeth has gotten A LOT better, almost totally gone. I am really looking forward to it completely going away as I continue on with oil pulling.

 

I have no more gum and tooth sensitivity. I can rinse with cold water with no problems when before my mouth would ache. I can breathe in cold air and drink cold smoothies with no problems anymore either. I am so happy I challenged myself to consistently do this for 30 days. It has made my daily life a lot better, and with such a simple technique.

 

If you haven't started oil pulling yet, I encourage you do so.

 

Want a laugh?? Click here to see the after pic of my whole face!  I find it challenging being able to show all my teeth, so that was the face I had to make... I think it's really funny!

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Comment by kordovaia on July 24, 2013 at 12:43am

Hi! have you kept the oil pulling? and if so, would you consider taking an other picture to show how you teeth look now? I think i'll give it a go with coconut oils since it has antiseptic qualities. 

K.

Comment by Whitney Paige on February 21, 2013 at 6:40am

Thanks @Yuliya. I stopped brushing right after. Thanks for reading @Raw Rebellion

Comment by Yuliya on February 19, 2013 at 8:10am

Thank you for sharing.

I am also doing oil pulling currently and I like it.

I am using coconut oil, but will try some other oil in March.

One comment that I would like to make is that I heard that one shouldn't brush teeth right after oil pulling, because oil swishing makes enamel soft and susceptible to damage/erosion.

So, after I finish my 20 min of oil swishing, I rinse with warm water and I swish with 100% xylitol for another 5 minutes, which leaves my mouth feeling super clean.

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