Oil pulling sounded very off the wall but as others on the board had tried it (search the topics)- I thought I would try it as it's cheap. The side benefits appealed to me. I got a bottle of organic sesame oil. It really is pretty awful to start with but I have managed to do it every evening but only for about 5 minutes. I noticed within a couple of days that my teeth are whiter, my tongue is slightly pinker and the skin on my face is much softer! So even if it doesn't help with anything else these benefits are great! If you can't stand it, you have the oil for cooking!