Oil Pulling for Oral Health

Portrait-of-Man,-Sadhu-(Mendicant),-Wearing-Permanent-Iron-Collar---Nicholas-BrosRecently there’s been an increasing amount of information coming out about oil pulling. This is actually an ancient health practice that has its origin in Ayurvedic Medicine, a system of traditional medicine native to India.

Oil pulling is essentially using a food grade oil as a mouthwash to pull bacteria and other harmful substances from the mouth, with a particular emphasis on swishing the oil between the teeth, in order to draw bacteria out from the gum line.

Sesame oil was the oil traditionally used for this practice, but many people find that Coconut Oil is more palatable, while also containing Lauric Acid, which has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects.

Here’s how you oil pull:

The best time to do this practice is in the morning before eating.

Place about 2 teaspoons of oil in your mouth.

Solid coconut oil will become liquid when it warms up in your mouth.

Also, coconut oil is a bit thicker than sesame oil, but will thin out as it mixes with your saliva.

Swish the oil between your teeth for 10 to 20 minutes, while avoiding swallowing it.

The oil pulls bacteria and viruses, which shouldn’t be ingested.

Spit the oil out and thoroughly rinse your mouth with clean water.

How long and how often to oil pull should depend on whether you’re trying to maintain or improve your dental and oral health.

Just Say Yes To Coconut Oil !!!

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