View Full Version : Oil Pulling - immediate relief!
09-26-2008, 02:22 PM
I've noticed my gums receding a bit lately. I also have three wisdom teeth coming in, which has made my gums very itchy!
I was a huge skeptic of oil pulling, and didn't try it until this morning. It gave me immediate relief for my uncomfortable mouth! I will definitely keep it up.
LOL, another oil pulling convert. :)
09-26-2008, 02:49 PM
that's great news, rawstrength! by the way, what kind of oil are you using?
09-26-2008, 04:02 PM
I've been converted, too, but I can't do it everyday. By the fifth day I just can't stomach putting the oil in my mouth. I do it once or twice when my back molar is feeling fatigued, usually caused by chewing almonds or macadamias. The molar can't be fixed because of receding gum, bone loss, and thin roots. The dentist says someday it will have to go, in the meantime...pulling with sunflower oil, sometimes with a little sesame oil in it to improve the flavor, really helps. I hope if I do it 2-3 times a week it will extend the tooth's life and amaze my denist.
Eva, do you do it everyday for the full 20 minutes? Do you think I can expect good enough results by only doing it twice a week?
RawKnitster... I really don't know. I do it at least once pretty much every day. It's like second nature at this point since I've been doing it for almost as long as I've been raw. I don't work until my apartment is super clean, so I have "chores" I do for about 20-40 minutes daily -- that's when I do the oil pulling. When I'm finished with those, I brush my teeth and really start my day.
09-26-2008, 09:15 PM
I used unrefined sesame oil to pull with. It works for me!
I oil pull while I am in the bathroom washing my face, brushing my hair and showering, so for about twenty minutes. I can't do it any other time because it would be embarassing if my roommate walked in on me swishing a bunch of oil around in my mouth! Afterwards I rinse my mouth with water and brush my teeth with all-natural tooth paste.
09-26-2008, 10:59 PM
rawstrength, I'll try the sesame oil. Maybe I will find it more palatable, and be able to do it regularly. I got a kick out of how you would be embarrassed if your roommate saw you doing it. Same here! I do it before the family gets out of bed. If they see me swishing they snicker and tease, knowing I can't talk back!
09-26-2008, 11:23 PM
i was using unrefined sesame oil too, when i was in the states. today is my first day trying refined sunflower oil (i'm pulling right now!) and it doesn't have any flavor to me. hope this kind of oil works!
Pulling now this early AM, getting ready for a weekend trip to Romania to check it out and "renew my visa"... I hope the sesame worked for you, Denise! :)
09-27-2008, 12:28 AM
eva--the sesame oil worked VERY well, now i hope the refined sunflower oil works too...i read on an oil pulling site that refined sunflower oil is good?! just pulled for half an hour and it was very white and creamy...it's been awhile since i last pulled and i have eaten a few cooked items in the past couple of weeks. que lo pases bien en romania! :)
Whoopsies, I mashed that up. haha. White and creamy?? The sunflower oil must be doing something! ha.
OK. Now I'm really off, only 30 minutes to pack and clean up, just came back over here to charge my mp3 player and found myself on RFT again. :eek:
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