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Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:43pm
No cavities.  My gums have improved significantly, that is the "gum pockets", the spaces between the gums and the teeth, have decreased in size - which is a very good thing.  Not much ttartar on my teeth either, which I attribute to oil pulling.  It turns out I do have a carabelli cusp on one molar (I didn't think I had that), but it is so subtle that I couldn't pick it up myself.  The dentist said it is barely there.  When I entered "present" for carabelli cusp on my swami, I went from 40% to 38% Explorer, but I didn't notice any food values changes.  So looks like there is hope for people who have dental issues if you follow you BTD/swami or GTD, and I highly recommend oil pulling.  :)
Posted by: chrissyA, Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:49pm; Reply: 1
(hugegrin)(woot)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, November 28, 2011, 6:13pm; Reply: 2
:)
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, November 28, 2011, 6:43pm; Reply: 3
Awesome!  Dental health is so important!  :)
Posted by: Possum, Monday, November 28, 2011, 10:22pm; Reply: 4
Great going!!
Posted by: Patty H, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:19am; Reply: 5
Happy for you, O in V!!!   ;D
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:50am; Reply: 6
super news oxo
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 7:49am; Reply: 7
Hi O, what kind of oil do u use for pulling and do u spend twenty minutes or less doing it?
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 4:30pm; Reply: 8
sesame oil seems th most popular but i would only use a compliant oil. and ten minutes seems enough i have read. not done it much yet. but thinking about it.
Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5:37pm; Reply: 9
We've had an extensive thread about oil pulling you may find interesting...  :)

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-rost/m-1320587015/s-0/
Posted by: O in Virginia, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 6:10pm; Reply: 10
I use organic cold pressed sesame oil.

Thanks for the "congrats".  :)
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 11:11pm; Reply: 11
Sesame oil seems to be the one mostvuse but as a B, does it fall into the avoids like sesame seeds? I have extra virgin coconut oil which I use as toothpaste so I might use that instead, I find it very soothing for the mouth
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2:46am; Reply: 12
BTypeAUS, the site I read about oil pulling (http://oilpulling.com/) advises sunflower oil or sesame oil as the best oils to use.  Sunflower oil is an avoid for me, and sesame is a neutral, therefore I use sesame.  I would imagine if you cannot use either of those, coconut oil would be fine.  I know others here use coconut oil (for all kinds of things) and swear by it.
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