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Old 09-05-2011, 08:22 AM   #331
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:37 PM   #332
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Well, I figured out what was causing the brown staining on my teeth. CREST PRO HEALTH MOUTHWASH. Apparently I hadn't been looking closely, I mean I really never look at my teeth, I brush, I rinse, I spit, I go on about my business, not much for looking in the mirror. When I tried the oil pulling, since everyone said it whitens their teeth, I looked afterwards to see if I could see a difference...even tho I never look at them. When I saw the staining, I was shocked because the last time I had looked (whenever that was) it hasn't been there.

WELL. I'd been using Crest Pro Health mouthwash at the advise of my dental hygienist, stuff burns like CRAZY but I diligently used it once or twice a day. No pain no gain right?

I've been totally stumped by this staining so on a hunch, I googled CPH mouthwash. Guess what? IT CAUSES BROWN STAINING. Not only that, it also causes loss of taste, which I've also been having issues with!! I recently stopped smoking and have been using an electronic cigarette and was blaming everything on it. Now I know it was my stinkin MOUTHWASH. I'm. Just. LIVID.

If you want to read more about it, google "crest pro health complaints" and that will tell you all you need to know. And I saw complaints from way back in 2007 and this stuff is still on the market??? WTH is that about???

So I wanted everyone to know about this problem incase you or anyone you know uses this mouthwash. If so, FLUSH IT.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:39 PM   #333
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BTW, I will be trying oil pulling again! (walks away muttering bad words)
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:21 AM   #334
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Thanks for the info. Glad to hear it wasn't the oil!
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:57 AM   #335
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Wow that is pretty crazy, but I'm glad you found out what it was! Many mouthwashes I think have that side effect. Plus they kill the good bacteria in your mouth too. I was given some chlorhexidine wash to use and I used it a few times, but after reading the ingredients I stopped using it. The dentist said not to use it more than 30 seconds at a time because it will stain the teeth.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:17 AM   #336
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I was given that mouth wash by the dentist. Used it once, poured the rest into my toillet brush crock. It burned too bad and I couldn't taste anything for the rest of the day. I didn't know it caused stains. That's pretty crazy they didn't realize that before having millions of people use it at the dentist's recommendation.

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I use it to clean my toilet bowl, but maybe I should stop, it might stain the bowl!

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:01 AM   #337
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haha maybe it would stain the bowl! She said it would stain the teeth if you rinsed with it for too long, so she said go no more than 30 seconds. I don't know, I couldn't bring myself to continue using it after reading all the junk that was in there. I much prefer the Cure Tooth Decay method of celtic sea salt in a waterpik, oil pulling, and application of a tooth powder make of certain herbs such as white oak bark, comfrey root, and a couple other things. I cancelled my 'follow up' appt with this dentist as I want to find a more 'holistic' one than 'conventional'. I don't know what dentist rates are these days but for having my teeth cleaned twice in a row that day, the sonicare brush, that chlorhexidine stuff, some xrays, it was around $850.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:39 AM   #338
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So after reading this thread, I've done OPing for a couple of days with Tiana organic virgin coconut oil, but it seems a shame to be spitting out something that expensive (and that good in other things.) So today I'm trying Tesco Stir Fry Oil, which, according to the ingredients, is Sunflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Ginger Oil, and Garlic Extract. All sounds incredibly healthy, but I'm not sure how the garlic extract will affect the, um, after-effects of the OPing. We shall see!
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:46 AM   #339
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I wonder why no one has made garlic flavored toothpaste...
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:48 AM   #340
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #341
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Hi there! I've just started reading this thread, and yesterday decided to take the plunge. I purchased Nutiva Coconut oil-- and OP'led with one teaspoon yesterday. I made it about 10 minutes. No sensitivity. I'll be doing it again today (I forgot this morning). Thanks for having this thread. I look forward to learning a lot here. :-)
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I'm finding it hard to make it a daily commitment, so when I see this thread it makes me more diligent. So thanks for keeping this thread active, I really believe in the positive benefits of OPing, especially the 'whitening'.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:09 AM   #343
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I had already become a coconut oil freak when I ran across OP while surfing the web a year or so ago. At the time I had a nasty abscess behind one molar (a recurrent problem). So, I grabbed the coconut oil and gave OP a try. After swishing, I was horrified when I spat out what seemed to be a never-ending supply of blood and pus. Just kept rinsing and rinsing and rinsing. Obviously the abscess was way down and no longer painful. The next morning I repeated the OP and that was the end of the abscess.

I have not tried OP daily, just when I think of it. Reading this thread, I think I am going to a more regular routine.
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:25 PM   #344
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I had already become a coconut oil freak when I ran across OP while surfing the web a year or so ago. At the time I had a nasty abscess behind one molar (a recurrent problem). So, I grabbed the coconut oil and gave OP a try. After swishing, I was horrified when I spat out what seemed to be a never-ending supply of blood and pus. Just kept rinsing and rinsing and rinsing. Obviously the abscess was way down and no longer painful. The next morning I repeated the OP and that was the end of the abscess.

I have not tried OP daily, just when I think of it. Reading this thread, I think I am going to a more regular routine.
wow! so scary, but
that's great news!
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:00 AM   #345
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HELP! I am getting lip lines and I don't smoke, neither do I use a straw to drink. I noticed this a while back but it never occured to me that it could be OPing until yesterday when I got a glimpse of my mouth swishing the oil through my teeth. Today I watched in horror as the lines appeared in the exact same places that i use my mouth swishing. Not only are they multiplynig but the are getting deeper. I believe in OPing so how does one OP and avoid these ugly lines?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:54 AM   #346
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Hm...how to OP without moving your mouth. Maybe the coconut oil could be liquefied, say to around 85F to 90F, then placed into a device such as a waterpik set on the lowest pressure setting. Now a waterpik is not going to be intended for such a viscous liquid so it may not work. Also it would be imperative to run hot water through the unit when finished so as to get out the remaining coconut oil. Else it will harden up and make it a real pain to use it again next time.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:03 PM   #347
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Lurker here, coming out to say hi. Spent all night reading this interesting thread and will definately try OP. I have some gum issues I'd like to clear up. Gonna get some sunflower oil tonight and try it. I do have a question...is there anyone who does this who is also a smoker? I'm looking to quit and wondering if there is any smokers who found that once they started the OP, they had a less desire to smoke?
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Thank you for the suggestion. It may be the answer but I would rather swish if I can. My sister suggested using tape over the lines while swishing like some women use frownies at night to help eliminate forehead lines. However, keeping it stuck may be a problem; I will try and see what happens.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:44 PM   #349
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Can you OP with grapeseed oil?
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You are supposed to OP for 20 minutes total. You can break it up in a session, doing it for 5 minutes each if you like. It's not an exact science, but 20 minutes is what everyone does. I do it in the shower each morning getting ready for work.

Olive oil has been known to discolor some peoples teeth. Your enamel is porous, so it can soak up color, just like drinking red wine.

Peanuts are known for mold issues, and I try to stay away from anything peanut (even though I used to LOVE peanut butter). But that is my personal choice.

But seriously, you don't need to use expensive oils. Safflower Oil is fine, even though we all stay the hell away from corn here. I prefer cold pressed, unrefined oils, and organic if I can get it.

It's an easy thing really. You can't really do it wrong, you can't go wrong with most oils....easy breezy.
But just wait until you get those teeth 2-10 shades whiter. That is the coolest thing ever.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:56 AM   #351
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I have some gum issues I'd like to clear up.
The book Cure Tooth Decay is excellent and has a section on healing the gums. One of the steps is oil pulling. It also has some recipes for some herbal tooth powders you can make and then apply to the gums before going to bed. I've been following the plan and am seeing good improvement. It also has a diet plan with it, which is very low carb friendly.
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The OPing is so curious, but the results (for those who notice them) are near astounding... will have to try this! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:11 PM   #353
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Reviving this thread and going to commit to making this a daily regimen!
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #355
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Did it Last night along with a nice relaxing oil cleanse face massage...
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Really? I would think it's healthier to just get them out than having a little mercury leeching out everyday. I never had mercury fillings- just composites.
I had my mercury fillings removed, but my dentist did not take the precautions to protect me, so I got some poisoning.. I'm better now, but it did affect me for a bit... if you get your mercury fillings removed make sure they protect you so you don't inhale the mercury they are removing!

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Did it Last night along with a nice relaxing oil cleanse face massage...
This sounds relaxing and a reminder that I need to pamper myself more.
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Kind of on this note (of oil pulling)... Have any of you tried brushing your teeth with coconut oil? I did it for about 3 weeks and the results to my teeth and gums were amazing... that reminds me, I need to start it up again...
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Kind of on this note (of oil pulling)... Have any of you tried brushing your teeth with coconut oil? I did it for about 3 weeks and the results to my teeth and gums were amazing... that reminds me, I need to start it up again...
I have coconut oil in my salt paste. I put salt and baking soda in my Faux Magic bullet to powder it, and stirred it into some coconut oil to make a paste.
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I love the slick/clean feeling on my teeth!

A few years ago I spent nearly $300 for molded trays and whitener at the dentist and it didn't work well and actually stung my gums.

I'm using and liking Nutiva CO.
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