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Dr. Nikhil Karani

Dentist, Mumbai

Dr. Nikhil Karani Dentist, Mumbai
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Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

After multiple patients have asked us about the authenticity of oil pulling as a technique, here's what we have to say:

There is no denying all of us wait for a miracle cure to that terrible disease called dental decay. Much of a dentists or a dental hygienists time goes into answering the question,

why do cavities happen? or how do I prevent cavities?

While people usually assume the answer is brushing and flossing there are some lesser known ancient techniques and some ultramodern gadgets that have contributed to our arsenal of options to keep your mouth healthy.

Oil pulling being one of them has been in the limelight of late.

What is oil pulling?

This oral therapy is a type of ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3, 000 years. It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in semisolid form (as shown in the pic) in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.

Start with just 5 minutes a day. Twenty minutes of swishing is a long time, and while the longer you pull, the more bacteria you'll remove, 5 or 10 minutes will still offer some benefit.

A gentle swishing, pushing, and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that's required

Don't swallow. if you find it hard not to, you likely have too much oil in your mouth, spit it out and try again with a smaller amount. just discard the used oil into the nearest cup or trash can.

Why oil pulling? how does it work?

Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath.

How? most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell, cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other.

Which oil?

Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

coconut and sunflower oil aren't the only oils with dental health benefits. For irritated, inflamed gums, rub a little vitamin e oil directly on the surface. It's rich in antioxidants, easily absorbed, and helps regenerate healthy gum tissue.

Additional benefits


Reducing decay
Whitening teeth by keeping clean and smooth surfaces that do not lodge food.
Eliminates bad breath
Preventing gum infections caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth


Expert tip

It doesn't reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it's a great supplemental therapy to reduce the bacterial count in the mouth thereby decreasing the likelihood of decay and other dental and systemic diseases.

The only disclaimer we would want to put in is


Do not ingest or swallow the oil in all your enthusiasm and,
Don't skip brushing and flossing. Oil pulling should never replace routine dental visits and traditional home oral care.


While oil pulling can't change your life or make you never need to go to a dentist again -try it for yourself, if it reduces your chances of decay and maybe even helps you ace your next dental visit with no new cavities.

We say thumbs up! pull away!

Please try this safe and natural practice and let us know how you find it in the comments section.

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Cavity has taken place in my chewing teeth and it pain alot along with the roots What should I do now?

BDS
Dentist, Lucknow
Cavity has taken place in my chewing teeth and it pain alot along with the roots
What should I do now?
Treatment dental pain teeth pain may be due to various reasons like infection, sensitivity or trauma. If your teeth is decayed it is better to get it filled or treated by a dentist. If you are opting for root canal treatment do not forget to get a crown on the effected tooth. If you want to go for only medicinal treatment so let me tell you only medicine are not going to be very effective untill you get this treated by a dentist.
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One of my tooth needs to be extracted but with the best of my ability I cant open mouth enough that is required by dentist to perform extraction.Please help

BDS
Dentist, Gandhidham
Its up to the dentist to decide how much your mouth opens and how much is required for extraction. We are specially trained to manage cases like you. So don't worry
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My front teeth is having black spot can it be rectify without taking out of teeth?

BDS
Dentist, Mohali
My front teeth is having black spot can it be rectify without taking out of teeth?
If its just an external staining then it can be removed by stain remover by a dentist. I can be pit caries (decay) also which has to be drilled and filled with an appropriate material.
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Dental care

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Dental care

Keeping your brush at a 45 degree angle while brushing so that the bristles do not hurt your gums.

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I have bad breath in my mouth and I am brushing my teeth continuous twice in a day after meal but I don't know why it happens what to do?

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology, BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Bad breath can be due to a gum disease which occurs due to deposition of tartar on teeth. You need to visit your dentist and get teeth and gums checked. Teeth cleaning and some advanced gum treatment can be done to solve your problem. Regards.
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B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
When the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, septic or lifeless, one needs to go through the root canal treatment. 
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I am suffering from regular teeth pain & get boom inside it what is its solution.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from regular teeth pain & get boom inside it what is its solution.
You might have a cavity, which is deep. Kindly get yourself checked by dentist for the same. And take treatment / medication for the same after a good checkup.
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My son is 3 years 7 months, his last tooth is paining him alot, is there any medicine to relief the pain.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
My son is 3 years 7 months, his last tooth is paining him alot, is there any medicine to relief the pain.
You can use sensitive tooth paste over the tooth paining/ him .rinse after three to five minutes or else give him 5 ml crocin syrup.
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Not comfortable holding lips together. Feel more like opening mouth even though my teeth are not forward or slightly out. I had braces though. And this happened suddenly.

BDS
Dentist, Navi Mumbai
Not comfortable holding lips together. Feel more like opening mouth even though my teeth are not forward or slightly ...
First thing it will not happened suddenly. You had braces and still your teeth are out means your treatment is not complete.
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My baby is 2 years old and he is having cavity in his back tooth. Can I give him cod liver oil as I have heard a lot about cod liver oil healing cavity. He is too small to sit on chair and get the cleaning and filling done. Please help.

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
My baby is 2 years old and he is having cavity in his back tooth. Can I give him cod liver oil as I have heard a lot ...
Jus chill. Don't use all those stuffs. U can approach a kids dental specialist (Pedodontist) .they can handle your kid and do the filling for your kid if needed.
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I'm suffering from teeth pain. Its too pain full. What can I do for this? Im takes lots of pain killer for pain. Is it too much bad for me? Or its ok?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I'm suffering from teeth pain. Its too pain full. What can I do for this?
Im takes lots of pain killer for pain. Is i...
If cavity get it filled by a dentist u may require rct n cap excessive use of pain killers may cause stomoch, lever, kidneys damage
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I haven't slept for 2 days. I have a toothache thought it will be fine but its paining a lot.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I haven't slept for 2 days. I have a toothache thought it will be fine but its paining a lot.
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea coffee cola in evening and after. 8 hours sleep is ok. 10 pm to 6 am is good timing.avoid stress. take balanced diet.
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I have prolonged bad breath for last 3-4 years. There is no problem in oral hygiene. Then what could be the reason.

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have prolonged bad breath for last 3-4 years. There is no problem in oral hygiene. Then what could be the reason.
Hi, there are various reasons of bad breath, like impurities in blood, inefficient digestive system, dry mouth (lack of saliva production), gum disease, cavities, plaque and tartar formation around teeth and gums, kind of diet, improper brushing / cleaning of mouth etc. I would advise you to get a thorough physical and dental examination to rule out the cause of bad breath and to solve it permanently.
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My teeth was very white before even I used to spend less time for brushing but these days since 2-3 years even I'm spending more time for brushing they're becoming yellow and teeth are paining if I eat sweets and chocolates and they are very week. What should I do know?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
My teeth was very white before even I used to spend less time for brushing but these days since 2-3 years even I'm sp...
Some times if you do a over brushing or hard brushing then it causes abrassion to enamel. And due to enamel abrassion second layer of tooth ie dentine exposes. And once dentine is exposed patient feels sensitivity and even pain as well. These kind of cases needs a proper clinical as well as radiographic examination. And then v decide the treatment accordingly. For this process you have to visit a dentist first. And in d mean time you can use some desensitising pastes. They might give you a temporary relief. Thanx.
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Rehabilitation After Trauma To Front Tooth

A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
Rehabilitation After Trauma To Front Tooth

Upper front right tooth fractured at middle level on being self hit by a t t bat. Reattached the fractured component - had to do a rct and restored finally with a metaless crown.
Patient immensely satisfied.

A very little amount of blood came in to my mouth, but my all reports r clear. I can not understand what is this?

DNB (Oral Surgeon), BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
A very little amount of blood came in to my mouth, but my all reports r clear. I can not understand what is this?
Its a peridontitis there will be little bleeding. Use colgate pro senstive after your regular brushing prevents bleeding gums you should massage.
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Wisdom Tooth

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Wisdom Tooth

Wisdom tooth eruption most often leads to little pain and discomfort. If you suffer such problem, prefer to go to a dentist to know the position of the tooth. They are mostly tilted or remain inside. They never help in chewing. So we suggest to extract it to prevent any damage to the adjacent tooth due to it.

MDS-Pedodontist
Dentist, Greater Noida
Care for your Child's teeth!! The fact that you are reading this shows that you are committed to healthy and beautiful smiles for kids. As a parent you may have many questions so that you are able to take care of your child’s teeth.
Let us thank you for your efforts, and we assure you that your kids will be thankful to you in the future


BRUSHING- the WHEN & HOWs…?

You should start with cleaning your infant’s teeth with a wet wash cloth, however as your kid gets more teeth, you can start to use a soft children’s toothbrush. Brushing should be done in more circular motion covering both front and back side of all the teeth from gums towards teeth.

The TOOTHPASTE confusion? Your child may be at risk of too much fluoride intake, so your choice of toothpaste is simple yet essential. If using fluoridated toothpaste, use a small, pea-size amount of toothpaste, so that there is little danger for your child getting too much fluoride if he swallows it. The alternative off course is to use non-fluoridated toothpaste, until they are spitting the toothpaste out.

FLOSSING- simple yet effective tool ? Flossing is an important part of good oral hygiene. Your child should start flossing from the age of 3-4 years, but they likely won't be able to floss on their own, so your role will be to assist them. It should be encouraged at least once a day

FLUORIDE- the right balance ? Children begin to need supplemental fluoride by the age of six months. The additional requirement is dependent on child’s environment. If your kid is drinking tap water and you live in an area with the water is fluoridated, then he should be getting an adequate amount of fluoride. If he doesn't drink water much, or is drinking well water, un-fluoridated bottled water, then he may not be getting enough fluoride to keep his teeth healthy. Talk with your Pediatric Dentist for elaborate details about fluoride supplements in forms of gels and varnishes.

SEALENTS- Sealing the future cavity ? A sealant is a plastic material that provides a protective coating to the teeth, thereby acts as a barrier against plaque and bacteria from being present in the grooves and pits of the teeth. Molars can be hard to clean with all the grooves and are prone to developing cavities, so sealants can do wonders.

FIRST VISIT- the sooner the better…?
Common practice is that one may not visit a dentist unless your child has risk factors for having problems with teeth, such as sleeping with cup/bottle, teeth staining, thumb sucking, night pain etc. However, an early visit to the child dentist is a good way to learn proper about basics of oral hygiene at an early age.
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Hello Dr. Me gutka khaata hu. Gutka khaane se meraa mouth open nhi ho raha sirf 1 finger mume jaata he. Me barabar se khana bhi nahi khaa ptaa. Iske liye me kya kru. PlzZ tell me.

BDS
Dentist,
This is a precancerous condition. Go n get urself checked from some local dentist n start medication. Its curable. N stop this habit of eating gutka. Thanks.
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