How To Whiten Teeth With Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is a clinically proven treatment, best practiced using all-natural ingredients that can whiten teeth, cleanse the mouth of bacteria and even improve tooth decay, gum disease and mouth ulcers.
Even more importantly, removing some of the 8 billion bacteria from your mouth can have dramatic affects on the health in the rest of your body, according to medical reports.
Use coconut oil. While you can also get some of the bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents.
Many dental health professionals including Jessica T. Emery, DMD, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago USA recommend oil pulling and say that coconut oil is the most effective. Recent studies have found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.
Start with just 5 minutes a day. Twenty minutes of oil pulling can seem like a long time, and while the longer you pull, the more bacteria you’ll remove, 5 or 10 minutes will still offer some benefit. Also, if your jaw starts aching a few minutes in, slow down. “Don’t work too hard,” Emery says. “A gentle swishing, pushing, and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that’s required.”
Don’t swallow. “If you find it hard not to, you likely have too much oil in your mouth,” Emery says. “Spit it out and try again with a smaller amount.” Also, don’t spit it down the sink, as the oil could clog your pipes. Just discard the used oil into the tissue and put in the bin
Don’t skip brushing and flossing. “Oil pulling should never replace routine dental visits and traditional home oral care,” Emery says. “
Oil pulling is a traditional remedy that originated in India (and appears in an early text of Ayurvedic medicine, the Charaka Samhita.) You take 10ml or a sachet of coconut oil into your mouth and swish or pull it around and through your teeth and gums without swallowing it. You do this for up to 20 minutes. Then you spit it out. The oil changes to a white, milky substance, as it is now loaded with toxins and bacteria it has drawn out via all that swishing.
Maybe you’ve heard about oil pulling before – but you’re not sure exactly what it is. Oil pulling is a growing trend, but it’s not new.
“This oral therapy is a type of Ayurvedic medicine [a traditional Indian system] that dates back 3,000 years,” says Emery. “It involves swishing oil in your mouth about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.”
Unlike some so-called natural home remedies, it’s not a practice that’s based on pseudo-science. Recent studies prove that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath. How? “Most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell,” Emery says. “Cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell’s skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other.” So that’s how oil pulling removes the bad bacteria in your mouth.
Having practiced oil pulling for a while and been thrilled with the benefits and the science behind, I searched and searched for a good solution. Not finding one, I decided to make my own.
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Here’s to the right science for your real health,
Angela Wright MBE
Founder, Health Evolution Project
The Right Science For Real Health