Oil Pulling is a simple and wonderful technique for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. It has been practiced in India since ancient times and has gained considerable acceptance across the world for its huge benefits achieved in a simple way. Anyone can practice oil pulling technique. There is no age restriction whatsoever and the method is extremely simple.
Your mouth contains various bacteria. Your teeth too are coated with bacteria. While some are harmful, others are beneficial or neutral. The teeth are covered with a thin layer called plaque. Having some plaque on your teeth is perfectly normal, but if it gets out of hand, it can cause various problems, including bad breath, gum inflammation, gingivitis and cavities. You may brush your teeth twice a day. You may also use mouthwash frequently. But this is not enough to wash away or remove the bacteria. So what should you do ?
Simple ! Put a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth, then swish it around for 15–20 minutes. Just swish oil around the mouth, using it like a mouthwash. That’s it ! This is called oil pulling. After 15-20 minutes of doing this, spit out the oil and then rinse your mouth with water. You will immediately start feeling improvement in your dental health. Follow this simple practice everyday and say permanent good-bye to bad breath. This is because bad breath is caused by smell of chemicals and gases produced by bacteria in your mouth. Oil pulling destroys these bacteria and so the root cause of your problem gets eliminated.
Do oil pulling in addition to brushing your teeth. It is also believed that oil pulling purifies your body too as the swishing oil leeches out toxins from it. This is another added benefit of oil pulling. Always use extra virgin coconut oil for oil pulling as the taste and quality of this oil is most suitable for the purpose. Other oils may be used only if this is not available.
Practice oil pulling and watch yourself becoming free from bad breath, gum disease and dental cavities.