This simple healing method has been used in India for over 1000 years. Your turn to use it!
Typically called “oil pulling” because the oil pulls the bacteria out of the tiny crevasses in your mouth thus reducing bacteria, plaque, gingivitis and bad breath. Dental hygiene is an indicator of health as well as a cause to many deathly illnesses. Coconut oil has additional anti-bacterial properties so using it in oil pulling has additional benefits.
Regular oil pulling has been know to reduce: headaches, sinus pressure, congestion, gum inflammation, mouth infections and cavities. Oil pulling also whitens teeth and is a chemical-free mouthwash. Why not try it?!
Watch this video below to see how to oil pull. Also below is a coconut toothpaste recipe and more tips for additional dental hygiene benefits.
Swishing your mouth out with coconut oil may be a more effective and safer alternative to chemical mouthwashes, according to new research.
A study has proven for the first time that the oral use of coconut oil is effective in reducing plaque related to gingivitis, a common form of inflammation in the gum tissue of the mouth that occurs in response to bacterial biofilms (known as plaque) adhering to the surfaces of the teeth and which can lead to more serious oral condition known as periodontal disease.
Titled, “Effect of coconut oil in plaque related gingivitis – a preliminary report“, and published in the Nigerian Medical Journal, researchers decided to test the hypothesis that the increasingly common practice of “oil pulling or oil swishing therapy” today, is as effective for maintaining oral health as has been believed for centuries. Oil pulling, in fact, is a traditional therapy that stretches at least as far back as 1500 years ago, where it was mentioned in the early Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita, … traditional oil pulling was believed performed mainly with sesame oil, … The new study aimed to fill the data gap on coconut oil….