When most people hear the term “oil pulling” they immediately associate it with the practice of oil drilling which can cause the subject to be quickly overlooked.

Let’s take a closer look at this easy to apply treatment to your daily dental hygiene practices.

Goodbye Mouthwash…Hello Oil

Oil Pulling (a.k.a. Oil Gargling) takes about 20 minutes to complete.  It is the process of using a tablespoon of unrefined oil such as Sesame, Coconut, or Sunflower oil and swishing it around your mouth long enough to coat your teeth and gums.

The bacteria and toxins in our mouth are literally “pulled” into the oil.  Evidence of this occurs when the oil changes from its natural color to an opaque color from the plaque removal.

Benefits of Oil Pulling on Your Body

The body fights off infections all the time.  However, the process of this causes stress to our system such that it can affect our mood, how we look, and how we feel.

Incorporating Oil Pulling into your dental hygiene practices allows you to have a healthier mouth.  With that infections and bacteria will find it more difficult to have an impact on your overall health and mood.

What About Brushing and Flossing?

Continue to both brush and floss your teeth as normal.  Oil Pulling is not a substitute for brushing or flossing.

It should also be mentioned that existing oral conditions such as cavities are not healed through Oil Pulling.

Regular dental hygiene done consistently is one of secrets to a health happy you!

Do you have more questions about Oil Pulling, or, another type of dental treatment or application?  If so, we encourage you to Contact Us through our website or call our office at 847-685-6686.