Written by Colette Cassidy, Guest author
Oil pulling is a little know process which uses essential oils to boost the health of your teeth and mouth.
People who use the oil pulling method report how it improves overall oral hygiene, whitens the teeth, and can help with tooth problems and cavities.
For oil pulling, use an oil (coconut oil is very popular for this process) and swish it around the mouth for around 15-20 minutes once a day.
When held in the mouth for this amount of time, the oil will draw any unwanted bodies such as infections, toxins and mouth bacteria out of the mouth and into the oil, where it is expelled when spat out at the end of the routine.
The mouth is a harbor for bacteria due to the type of flesh, and the fact that it is a very used part of the body.
Most foods contain some type of ingredient which has the ability to attack your teeth and mouth health, sugar being one of the main culprits.
Oil pulling is also known to combat plaque on the teeth, bad breath, yellow teeth, gum inflammation and gingivitis.
It can be done with oils such as sunflower or sesame oil, but using coconut oil gives the mouth an extra freshness.
One of the beneficial ingredients found in coconut oil is lauric acid. This has antimicrobial properties which help the body fight infections and bacteria.
Related: 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Directions for oil pulling
1. Put about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth.
2. Swish the oil around your mouth for about 15-20 minutes.
3. Spit out the oil, then brush your teeth.
Its that easy. Try oil pulling and see how your oral hygiene is improved.
Organic coconut oil can be purchased from Amazon.com
Originally posted @ Humans Are Free