Oil pulling is very simple, completely harmless, and inexpensive unlike most of the medical treatments. The cost is the price of a daily spoonful of vegetable oil (coconut, sesame on sunflower oil).
According to WebMD, this oral therapy dates back almost 3,000 years. It is considered an Ayurvedic medicine, which is a traditional Indian system.
HOW OIL PULLING CAN IMPROVE YOUR APPEARANCE AND DENTAL HEALTH
There are quite a few studies that support this process and a lot of people swear by it. It is claimed to whiten your teeth, make your breath fresher and lead to improvements in oral health. It is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums.
“It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil – typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil – in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.” – says Jessica T. Emery, DMD, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago.
The idea behind it is pretty simple – the oil is “sticky” and when you swish it around in your mouth bacteria gets stuck in the oil and dissolves.
I have now been doing this every morning for about 10 days… and I am impressed. And I personally prefer coconut oil cause I like the taste and it also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Coconut Oil Pulling: How To Do
- Make sure to oil pull first thing in the morning right after you get out of bed before you brush your teeth or drink anything.
- Pull the oil in your mouth and swish for 20 minutes. Make sure not to swallow it (you don’t want to swallow the bacteria you are trying to get rid of).
- After 20 minutes, spit out the oil into a plastic baggy or directly into the trash, and immediately rinse your mouth out with warm water.
- Finally, brush your teeth as normal.
Coconut oil for teeth is a unique experience and most effective way to make your teeth whiter.
With pulling oil with coconut oil, teeth become whiter, gums pinker and healthier looking, and breath fresher. That alone makes this natural therapy worthwhile.