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Posted by Joanne (Cole City, USA) on 07/18/2007

This site is a blessing! I love it! I tried the oil pulling a few months ago. I started seeing a black streak on my tongue so I stopped. The streak went away. I've recently started again because it really whitens my teeth and I have more energy, but the black streak on my tongue has returned. Has anyone else experienced this? could you please tell me what is causing this?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

It's possible that the black streak came from a fungus (sometimes a bacteria but not often) that is actually black and hides in the cavities or crevices of the teeth that toothbrushes can't reach.

One way to remove the blackness, is to oxidized them using a 1% Hydrogen Peroxide as a mouthwash several times, then do the oil pulling. The black streaks should no longer exist.