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Can It Cure/reverse Tooth Decay?

Posted by Amrita on 03/14/2007

Hello Ted, I have been oil pulling now for 3 1/2 months in the am for twenty minutes and I love it. It definitely has whitened my teeth and tightened my gums. I am sleeping better as well. I have a decayed tooth that I discovered on the side of my mouth just about a month ago at the gum line. I am scheduled to have it fixed in late April. It looked completely black and awful but after a month now looks a little lighter. Can the oil pulling actually reverse and stop the decay to the point of not needing to be filled ? Is there anything that can be added to the oil to help this reversal if it is possible? Are ther etestimonials out there that address decayed teeth? Thanks

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Dear Amrita: Oil pulling will reduce cavities by removing the heavy metals and killing the bacteria. But if you want to at least stop any advancement, I think a mouthwash using hydrogen peroxide 1% done before the oil pulling until there is no more fizz or bubbles when you do it may appreciably reduce it. It takes me about an average of 3 times of the H2O2 for me to help.

The other issue is to take at least 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day. An alkaline body reduces cavities and at least to some extent bacteria colonies in the mouth. For example, my own cavities have actually stopped from further worsening condition and toothaches are no longer present. But you may still need to get them filled nevertheless. A tooth may not exactly heal itself, but you can take molybdenum supplements to further delay the cavities but you won't be able to reverse them.

Replied by sandy (sandhya)
Bangalore, India

Hi, I read somewhere on this site that toothpaste with glycerin should be avoided for re-mineralising/re-building teeth with oil-pulling (or did it say should be necessarily used...hmmm??). I dont find that mentioned in this answer to reversing tooth-decay using oil pulling. It will be very helpful if you could give a comprehensive list as an answer to "What are the conditions one should adhere to while oil-pulling so as to effectively re-build/re-mineralize (decayed/broken) teeth?" Thanks!