Oil Pulling Stories?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Ultimately, would you reccomend oil pulling?
    Yes! : (5 votes)
    29 %
    No! : (12 votes)
    71 %
    Other...(please explain:)) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Jeo4500:  Oil pulling is horsepucky. Consider mouthwash instead. I’m sure your dentist would agree.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Good grief. Do you floss? If you don’t your gums will get swollen…and bacteria laden. It has nothing to do with an overbite. 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  doberman.
    Post # 4
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    The way to fix your overbite to prevent periodontal disease and gum swelling/inflammation and damage to your mouth would be to get orthodontics to correct your bite. Assuming you have crowding of your lowerfront teeth as well? I don’t see any benefits from my patients that do oil pulling. Just my opinion, though! Good luck!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  JMR2.
    Post # 5
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    939 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve heard that it is good for your gum health ( from my dentist) and when I’ve done it I’ve noticed that my gums are less sensitive and bleed less ( and I do floss daily, I just have super sensitive gums) the pulling toxins from your blood stuff is bunk though, it just improves gum health not whole body health

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Jeo4500: Is the dentist able to get any floss between the teeth? Have you told him/her that you have difficulty? They make floss picks that are very easy to use – have you seen those? 

    I can’t see any value in the “science” behind oil pulling, but I have seen the effects of periodontal disease. It’s not pretty. I strongly urge you to focus your energies in that direction. Take care.

    Post # 9
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    397 posts
    Helper bee

    Jeo4500:  I work in the dental field. And, while oil pulling may have SOME temporary benefits for a few people, it will not ever replace brushing and flossing.

    Have you tried Glide floss? It’s made for people like you. And, if you absolutely cannot get any floss through (which I find hard to believe, and have never seen before), there is always the WaterPik. It doesn’t replace floss entirely, but is certainly better than nothing at all.

    If you still continue not to floss, than you should consider going to your dentist for more frequent cleanings (like 4x a year, versus 2x). To just accept that you are “going to lose your four lower front teeth” is not a great idea.

    Post # 10
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Jeo4500:  look into Perioscience Antioxidant gel rather the gel conditions the gums and the antioxidants help with toxins, i dont know about oil pulling i have a few patients who swear by it but then i always see bleeding in their gums so i assume its useless. Just floss and brush, and orthodontics will help straighten the teeth so you can floss better. 

    Post # 11
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    939 posts
    Busy bee

    Jeo4500:  yeah, i don’t think anything can pull toxins out of your body and I always take that with a grain of salt. I think of it more as a conditioning agent for my gums/mouth, and coconut oil has a lot of lauric acid which is antimicrobial, so it isn’t going to hurt. I don’t think it is ever suggested that you do oil pulling instead of brushing and flossing, as some people on here seem to think, but rather in addition to your regular routine. 

    Post # 12
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    8706 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Oil pulling is a bunch of hullabaloo. You’ll have just as much effect if you swish with water for 20 minutes. The best Oil pulling could do would lubricate your teeth so you could floss better.<br /><br />I’d invest in a good water pick. That way you can still floss without the need of getting inbetween teeth with an actual piece of floss. I doubt your gum swelling is being caused by an overbite unless your teeth rub or something.<br /><br />A good brushing, water pik routine with lots of mouthwash sounds to be what you need.

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You can do it if you want to, but nothing is going to replace brushing/flossing/regular dental cleanings. As far as flossing, you should be able to get the floss between your teeth especailly if you don’t have much crowding or fixed retainer (which it sounds like you don’t if you didn’t have ortho). If you honestly can’t get the floss through, ask your dentist about floss threaders.

    Post # 14
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    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I swish coconut oil for about ten minutes four to five times a week while I’m showering. I don’t really care about the toxin pulling piece. I did it to help whiten my teeth in a non-abrasive way. It has helped me since I drink a ton of coffee. I have tried whitening gel, mouthwash, and the strips and it just hurts my gums and my teeth get sensitive. After I swish, I still floss and brush with a whitening toothpaste. hope this helps!

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