As far as oil pulling I have been using organic safflower oil and now organic sunflower oil and they both work pretty well.. Been doing it for a month and I can see a lot of plague just come off of my teeth and they also got whiter. Its amazing....
Oh MY GOD!! oh my god.. all i can say is wow!! i read about oil pulling this morning went out and got Sunflower and Safflower oil, i've done 2 sessions with the oil pulling, i must say that it did not get as foamy and white as i thought it would. it was still somewhat yellow. but my teeth are SO MUCH WHITER!! only after 2 sessions!! i have a persistant cough that never goes away no matter what i've used, and i've noticed that after each session, i'm coughing a lot more. i feel almost like a heavyness in my chest but when i do cough, i feel like i'm loosening up whatever it is that has been in my lungs that kept me with that cough. it has a funny kind of taste when i cough. i don't smoke either, well i did when i was 19 but that only lasted about 6 months (me trying to be cool) and i'm going to be 25 next month. i was really only trying it for my teeth, but now i'm going to keep doing it in hopes of clearing up my lungs and removing varicose veins. i have 2 kids now and pregnant with my 3rd so they have been a big problem for me. I will be a regular on this site i can say that much for sure, so i will keep you posted!
West Chester, Pa
I used about 2 teaspoons of safflower oil and pulled for 20 minutes. My teeth are whiter. Two brown spots are almost gone. My gums are more irritated, which I see as a positive thing because they're healing. My head!! It started hurting so much about an hour after I finished. I had to take something and go to sleep. It still throbs a little and it has been 15 hours since I pulled. How long does that last? After a week? two weeks? I don't know if I can stand it. I am mainly trying this for my gums/teeth and also for arthritis and TMJ. Any feedback on arthritis and TMJ would be nice. The headache isn't worth it though if I have to endure it for very long. Thanks for the feed back.
Springville, Utah, Usa
I just tried adding peppermint oil and baking soda to a q-tip and scrubbed my teeth and the stains disappeared instantly. I couldn't believe it. I'm blown away. I will be brushing my teeth with baking soda and peppermint oil from now on. Best tooth whitening remedy ever!
So happy this worked!! I have some ridges in my 2 front teeth where I get coffee/tea stains that are very hard to remove. I followed what one reader said: put 4 drops of peppermint essential oil and add some baking soda to a cotton pad. I then scrubbed my 2 front teeth for 1-2 mins. It got most of it off, but not all. Then I added 4 drops of the peppermint oil to a q-tip and added some baking soda as well. I scrubbed on the area for another 1-2min. It worked! Stains came off and my teeth look amazing. So thrilled!! Note that you do need to scrub for a bit....it doesnt just come off once it comes in contact with the oil/baking soda mixture.I am not sure how safe this is for the enamel of the teeth, so I wouldn't do it too often. Saved me another trip to the dentist (will use this in between deep cleanings! ).
I am a woman in my early thirties, and I had noticeable brown / gray stains on my top front teeth because I drink coffee and tea every day. I read about this treatment and tried it: I put 4 drops of peppermint essential oil, plus a sprinkle of baking soda, on a cotton swab and rubbed it on the teeth's stains. I rubbed for about 5 minutes and the stains were GONE! I could actually see some brown (from the stains) on the cotton swab! Then I rinsed a few times with water.
Make sure to avoid rubbing the gums with baking soda. Also, I wouldn't do this too often, maybe once a week, as baking soda is quite abrasive and also changes the ph of your saliva, making your gums sensitive.
I have never posted anything online before, but I just had to share this teeth-stain-removing method and the WONDERFUL results I got with it!
Use equal amounts of salt and lemon juice to your teeth.It is the best home remedy for teeth whitening . Also rub the inner part of the orange peel on your teeth to whiten them.
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Lighthouse Point, FL
Real, Logic, Usa
I haven't managed to find a copy of Good Teeth from Birth to Death at a good price but on an Internet site I found the suggestion (which is part of the book) that one should clean the teeth with a bar of soap but how do you do it? Do you use the bar of soap to clean the teeth, do you put a bit of soap on your tooth brush... And most soap contains glycerin, is that a good idea? I would love to read the book which was suggested here a short while ago but as it is out of print it is very expensive. I contacted some sites which seem to sell it at a reasonable price but no one answered!
Atlanta, Ga/ Usa
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
Cortlandt Manor, Ny
Try brushing with Turmeric: it may stain everything else in the known universe yellow, but oddly with teeth it makes them whiter. I found this out purely by accident while using turmeric for something else - then found other recommends for turmeric-as-toothpaste when I googled. It's apparently particularly good for tea and coffee stains.