Oil pulling is a very efficient technique for cleaning the teeth that has been used for centuries. It can clean and whiten the teeth as well as improve the health of the gums and eliminate the bad bacteria in the mouth. This technique can be very beneficial for other health issues such as headaches, asthma, hormonal imbalance, arthritis, skin issues, infections and many more. Now we are going to explain the benefits of oil pulling for your oral health.
The method is easy and simple. Just get a few teaspoons of coconut, olive or sesame oil. Swish this in the mouth for 20 min and spit it out. Do this in the morning before the breakfast for better results. For serious dental issues, do it before every meal.
Put the 2 teaspoons of the oil in the mouth. Swish and after 20 min spit out and rinse the mouth. The spat out oil will be foamy and milky and full of bad bacteria. Spit it in the thrash can to avoid greasy sink also. Rinse with warm water and brush the teeth.
If you don’t like the taste of this mixture, you can also add another essential oil such as mint or cinnamon to improve the flavor.
In case you are pregnant, consult your doctor first before trying this method.
How does it work?
Oil pulling promotes the function of the salivary glands which produce more saliva thus helping the oil trap the toxins from the mouth.
Coconut oil has antibacterial properties which are very beneficial, however consult your dentist before using it.
Regular use of this method will make the teeth polished, clean, white and healthy.
In tradition, this method was used in India for many health problems, and some are:
- Tooth decay repair
- Bad breath removal
- Curing bleeding gums
- Lower heart risks
- Less inflammation
- Whiter teeth
- No throat dryness
- No cavities
- Healed cracked lips
- Boosted immunity
- Less acne
- Stronger jaw and gums
Experts advise you to use coconut for this method since it is the healthiest. Apart from oral health, other benefits are:
- Hormone imbalance
- Digestion issues
- Dry skin
- Age spots and wrinkles
- Imbalance in blood sugar and low energy
- Balanced HDL and LDL cholesterols
- Burning fat
Since this oil can be highly absorbed you can do more of this method and more often.
If you are new to this, start slowly and with time increase the minutes.