moriahmoonstar, just wanted to chime in quickly - i LOVE oil pulling! you don't have to use sesame oil, if that grosses you out - other recommended oils are coconut oil and sunflower oil. i feel like it definitely has improved my overall dental health. like CoBabyMaker, i got out of the habit when DS started school this past september because it felt rushed in the morning when i wouldn't talk for 15 minutes ... so now i try to just get it in at least once a day. ideally you do it on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning, but that doesn't work for my schedule right now, so whenever i think of it i do it - a good time is also to pop a spoonful before you go take a shower - that's at least 10 minutes where you aren't required to chat with anyone! let us know how it works for you - my DH has had great results as well as he used to have a bad bad breath problem (despite frequent brushing and flossing) and that has pretty much disappeared except when he is really hungry (the hunger-breath thing is an issue he's had since childhood). my mom also does it and her dentist couldn't believe the improvement in whiteness, overall cleanliness and health. so keep it up! :)
Ok, I need to know more about this. I genetically have very bad teeth (you wouldnt know from looking at them) but they're brittle and when I get a cavity it develops quickly. I don't even know anymore how many root canals I've had. I've had a couple teeth pulled, and I have 3 dental implants (one was unavoidable as my body never produced an adult tooth in that spot...bum luck). So yeah, would love to hear more.