Oil pulling is an old remedy which includes natural substances to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It can whiten teeth naturally and improve gums health while removing harmful bacteria.
People who have tried oil pulling say it also helped them with skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormone imbalances, infections, liver problems and more. However, your oral health will be improved, with less sensitive teeth and gums, and whiter teeth.
How to perform oil pulling?
It is incredibly simple. Swish a couple teaspoons of vegetable based oil, such as coconut, sesame or olive oil in the mouth for 20 minutes. Then, spit it out and rinse well. This method is best done in the morning, before eating or drinking. Also it can be done before each meal in case of more dangerous infections or dental problems.
- Put 1-2 teaspoons of the chosen oil into the mouth.
- Swish for 20 minutes. The timing is important because this period of 20 minutes is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky and it should be creamy-white when spit out.
- Spit oil into the trash can instead into the sink. Also, do not swallow the oil because it is full of bacteria, toxins and pus that are not in the mouth anymore.
- Rinse well with lukewarm water.
- Finally, brush well.
You may find it difficult at the beginning to keep a tablespoon of oil in your mouth, but you will get used to it after the first few minutes. You mouth will be cleaner and fresher after every oil pulling. After a week, your smile will be visibly whiter and brighter.
You can add few drops of essential oil to the oil you are using for oil pulling to improve the taste. You can use essential oils that are naturally found in toothpaste, such as: peppermint, cinnamon, clove, etc.
Pregnant women should first consult their doctor before trying this.
How does oil pulling work?
Your body stores toxins in your salivary glands. When you oil pull, you increase the production of saliva and the toxins in your saliva get trapped in the oil, which you spit at the end.
Coconut oil is antibacterial and has a milder taste in comparison with other oils. Also, it is often recommended by oral health experts.
With oil pulling your teeth will be whiter and smoother. Moreover you will not notice or have any plaque on your teeth.
Oil pulling is an extraordinary helpful procedure that has been used in India for ages as a traditional remedy to:
- Cure tooth decay
- Kill bad breath
- Heal bleeding gums
- Prevent heart disease
- Reduce inflammation
- Whiten teeth
- Soothe throat dryness
- Prevent cavities
- Heal cracked lips
- Boost Immune System
- Improve acne
- Strengthen gums and jaw
Maybe the best oil to be used for this procedure is coconut oil. It has been showed that it is able to:
- Balance hormones
- Kill candida
- Improve digestion
- Moisturize skin
- Reduce cellulite
- Decrease wrinkles and age spots
- Balance blood sugar and boosts energy
- Improve Alzheimer’s
- Increase HDL and lower LDL cholesterol
- Burn fat
Coconut oil is highly absorbable, so you can get many of these benefits only by oil pulling.
If you haven’t tried oil pulling yet, I suggest you try it today.