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Should You Opt for Oil Pulling?


Posted on 6/6/2022 by Platte Valley Dental Care
Should You Opt for Oil Pulling?Oil pulling has become a popular natural health trend in recent years. Proponents of the practice claim that oil pulling can improve oral health and overall well-being. But does oil pulling work? And is it right for you?

Oil Pulling and Its Benefits


Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique. This simple practice can offer various oral health benefits, including reducing plaque, whitening teeth, and freshening breath. Supporters of the oil pulling method say that the practice helps to remove toxins from the body and improve overall health. While there is not much scientific research on the subject, some studies have shown that oil pulling can effectively reduce plaque and gingivitis. In addition, oil pulling is a safe and gentle way to care for your teeth and gums. Furthermore, oil pulling is a low-cost dental care option that you can easily do at home. However, it is essential to remember that oil pulling is not a replacement for regular dental care.

How to Do Oil Pulling?


Oil pulling means swishing the selected oil in your mouth for at least 20 minutes. There are a few different ways to do oil pulling. The most common method is to swish 1-2 tablespoons of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. You can also gargle the oil for a few minutes or swish it around your teeth and gums. Spit it out into a trash can once you have swished the oil around for the allotted time. Rinse your mouth with warm water and brush your teeth as usual. You can use any oil for oil pulling, but sesame and coconut oils are the most commonly used. When shopping for oil, look for an organic, cold-pressed variety. These oils are typically high quality and free of impurities. To get the most out of oil pulling, do it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. If you have trouble swishing the oil for 20 minutes, start with a shorter time and gradually work up to the full 20 minutes.

Talk to our dentist if you are interested in trying out this oil-pulling procedure. They can help you determine if this natural dental care option is right for you. Schedule an appointment today!





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