Oil Pulling Technique And Benefits
You may or may not have heard of oil pulling. Despite emerging as the hottest new trend in dental care, this method is actually an ancient folk remedy. But what is it? How to do it? And Why should you do it?
What is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is an oral therapy that required one to swish one tablespoon of vegetable oil (coconut, sesame, sunflower, etc.) inside your mouth for as long as 20 minutes, ideally on an empty stomach. Once the oil turns to a milky white color, which means the oil has leached the toxins from your mouth, you spit it out.
How to do Oil Pulling:
▪️ Take two teaspoons of oil in the mouth.
▪️ Swish the oil in the mouth.
▪️ Hold the oil for a few seconds and then again pull the oil through the mouth.
▪️ Initially, you can start pulling oil for 3 to 5 minutes. After a few days, you can increase the time of oil pulling to 15 to 20 minutes.
▪️ Spit out the oil and discard it.
▪️ Rinse off your mouth with warm water three to five times.
▪️ After that, brush your teeth properly.
WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?
So now that you know what it is and how to do it, the big question is Why should you start oil pulling?
Oil Pulling has many different benefits that are worth adding to your weekly beauty routine.
▪️ Reduces the bacteria that cause cavities.
▪️ Aids in preventing gingivitis.
▪️ Kills bad breath.
▪️ Improves symptoms of oral thrush.
▪️ It helps in remineralizing the teeth.
Lastly, the good news is that oil pulling comes with no serious side effects when practiced correctly, so it’s still a great habit to develop as part of a healthy lifestyle.