Several studies show that 90% individuals suffer from one or more dental problems. Our oral hygiene practices and diet have a significant effect on our dental health. Oil pulling is a developed technique that helps in preventing dental diseases and maintaining overall dental health.
Oil pulling therapy has been proved to be very effective in preventing common dental problems like tooth pain, teeth stain and bleeding gums or gingivitis. It can also cure different types of oral infections, tooth sensitivity, cavities and even bad breath. Moreover, oil pulling therapy can be done easily at home.
How is oil pulling done?
Oil pulling therapy is an easy but lengthy process. You might feel a bit uncomfortable at first but gradually you will get used with using oil as you observe its benefits. What you do is take organic coconut oil and swish it around your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes just like how you would use your mouthwash. It might seem to take a little long you but once you get into the habit, you won’t feel the length of time. After swishing with organic coconut oil, swish with fresh water.
When do you do oil pulling?
Oil pulling is best to do in the morning and add it to your morning ritual of brushing and flossing before eating or drinking anything. Repeating the procedure up to three times a day should give best results but there should be at least four hours between eating or drinking anything and doing oil pulling.
Another way to do oil pulling is to take some oil on your finger and rub it slowly on your gums. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse with fresh water. The result depends on how you properly do it and for how long you stick to the routine.
Oral infections and diseases normally start if there are gaps between our teeth because these gaps are tough to reach or clean. The oil pulling therapy helps in pulling out the bacteria hiding in teeth gaps and thus, avoiding the development of dental issues.
Which oil to use?
Organic coconut oil is the best for oil pulling therapy however you can also use virgin olive oil, sesame oil or sunflower oil. Your dentist may suggest you some other treatment if you ask him how to cure gingivitis and other dental problems. But for home treatments, you can use oil pulling therapy to get immediate relief from dental pain.