Since we're all going to have stained teeth from drinking so much bulletproof coffee, I thought we should get one of these threads going
It will benefit us all.
What you been using?
Activated charcoal sprinkled on my toothpaste.
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Never heard this one. How effective is it mate?
oil pulling with coconut oil. IT'S MAGIC I SWEAR!!! Literally just take maybe a teaspoon, you don't need much of coconut oil, swish it around in your mouth for at least 10 min, 20 min is best, spit it out and rinse your mouth with clean water.. it's unbelievable. Plus it's better than brushing your teeth because it's massively antibacterial and it gets into your gums... been used for thousands of years as a cure for dental problems
I use sodabicarbonate and lemone. I use it regulary once per week and it works fine for me , Here are recipes, you can also use banana peel.
So have you ran the N=1 test on this 'doubt'? Do 2 weeks of just swishing your saliva around your mouth for 15-20 mins. See what your results are. Then do it with coconut oil. See what your results are.
For those that promote oil pulling... I doubt it's the oil doing anything, it's all the saliva you are producing and swishing for 15-20 minutes.
Vitamin K2 supplementation.
I'm not sure the saliva is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. People have certainly noticed differences between using different kinds of oil to do oil pulling and most end up agreeing with coconut oil as yielding the best results. My own experimentation lines up with that.
I suspect coconut oil kills off bacteria/fungi/yeast in the mouth.
Oil pulling has whitened my teeth and made my tongue much pinker. I also drink raw milk a few times a week (because it tastes good and random strangers on YouTube say it will re-mineralize your teeth -so it MUST be true).
Dave recommended it in a podcast. Do it once a week and people will be commenting how white your teeth are. In reality though it's just really good at removing surface stains.
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I agree about oil pulling. Whitens the teeth, helps the gums, kills germs and helps the mouth feel clean. Even if it is just because of saliva, it still works, plus you get the added benefit of absorbing some of the coconut oil.
I think I'm going to get to the bottom of this. How often should I swish saliva in my mouth?
My N=1 tells me that oil pulling is BS, but if you feel like giving it a shot, go for it. Some people swear by it.
I drink a fair bit of coffee and tea, but my teeth are rather white. I don't use toothpaste and instead brush with water daily. Also, once a week or so, I brush with water and activated charcoal. Boom. Whitens teeth like you wouldn't believe right from the very start. I'm not positive about how rough this stuff is on your teeth, so I only do it once a week to keep the abrasiveness to a minumum. but I find it hard to believe that it would be more abrasive than something like baking soda, which a lot of people tend to use daily. Highly recommend the charcoal, mate. If you're worried about degenerating the mineralization of your teeth, you could swish with diluted hydrogen peroxide afterward. I hear that this can help your teeth remineralize, though I haven't tried it myself. Doing the charcoal once a week hasn't given me any problems in that department.
And, of course, eating a paleo/BP diet goes a long way towards increasing oral health in and of itself.
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Still cavity free here, after having suffered chronic cavities before going paleo/BP. Due for a complete round of x-rays next visit, and I'm debating on whether to go through with them as proof positive I'm not developing any, or find a new dentist who won't x-ray my head every year.
Digging the charcoal idea, gonna have to give that a go. My hygienist gave me a coupon for a powered toothbrush seeing that I had some staining visible last visit, and then I got sticker shock when I actually looked for one. What a stupid idea that was, may as well throw my money out the window.