Coconut oil pulling is great for teeth and gums. I have severe gingivitis and some of my teeth were slightly loose. When I started using coconut oil pulling, my gums tightened up and they became much healthier. My teeth became whiter as well.
What Exactly Is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is an age old practice that, according to several writings, has been around for thousands of years. It is simple, cheap and completely natural using no medications, and only a natural oil, of your choice. However, the choice of oil needs to be from a list of natural and not chemically processed oils. Sunflower, sesame, olive or coconut are all good oils to choose from.
For more information on oil pulling here is A small pdf book on coconut Oil Pulling by Lt. Col T K Rao, it may only download then you can read it. Might depend on your computoer.
It is only 15 pages long but gives a good background and more information that has been gathered, and organized well.
I don’t want to reinvent the wheel…so if you want to read more on oil pulling, it has facts and information as well as many testimonials.
It’s a very simple process. I dip an average of 2 teaspoons on a spoon and put it in my mouth. I start swishing it around and it melts completely in my mouth. Most articles that I read on oil pulling, suggests swishing around 20 minutes each time. I’ve gone shorter and longer, but I can always tell a difference when I’m done.
The oil you use should be spit out after swishing. As you oil pull, toxins are absorbed into the oil and it is not good to swallow it. By helping the body get rid of toxins that have accumulated, coconut Oil Pulling promotes healing.
Oil pulling works far better than mouthwashes because oils are far better at penetrating all the tiny crevices and small areas around your gum tissue and teeth. Also, because of its ability to wipe out harmful bacteria in the mouth, oil pulling is known for its ability to help improve breathe, and reduce plaque in the mouth.
One definite benefit of coconut Oil Pulling is that it does effectively reduce
the bacteria levels present in the mouth, and it can reduce tooth decay. It also freshens
breath and helps to improve gingivitis, caused by plaque buildup.
Sesame seed oil used to be my choice of oil for “oil pulling”, but when I learned that coconut oil could be used and knew it was much less expensive I decided to try it. I actually like it better and my teeth became whiter than when I used sesame oil. However the nutty flavor of the sesame seed oil was pleasant, I liked it.
Some people swear by swishing with an oil everyday. I’m sure that is the best option, but the way schedules go on some days, I’m happy when I can swish 3 times a week. Just that little bit, of three times, makes a big difference in my teeth and gums. My teeth feel tighter when I swish and my teeth sensitivity disappears.
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