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Gingivitis

Does oil pulling really help cure gingivitis? I have painfull gums ...I have been using coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil . Does oil pulling really help in maintaining oral health?. What could be the cons of oil pulling.
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Dr. Chaitra V.
Dental Surgeon 9 yrs exp Bangalore
Hello. I have not heard of oil pulling helping gingivitis. Gum disease or gingivitis usually happens when there is bacteria in mouth. Especially on teeth. No matter what u do unless the root cause is eliminated u cannot b free of gum problem. U need to get ur teeth cleaned professionally once in 6 months to maintain good healthy habits. Pls visit ur nearby dentist so that they can suggest u good oral hygiene habits
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