The oldest way to clean the teeth is by oil pulling. This method was used for centuries and is a natural way to clean the teeth and whiten them too, also make the gums healthy and remove bad bacteria in the mouth.
The oil pulling is really good for many reasons like skin issues, headaches, arthritis, asthma, hormonal imbalance, infections and more. But even more, this is a good natural item and method for the overall oral health. Heal the sensitive gums and whiten the teeth foremost.
How is this method done?
The method is easy and simple. Just get a few tsps. coconut, olive or sesame oil. Swish this in the mouth for 20 min and spit it out. Do this in the morning before the breakfast for better results. For serious dental issues, do it before every meal.
Put the 2 tsps of the oil in the mouth. Swish and after 20 min spit out and rinse the mouth. The spat out oil will be foamy and milky and full of bad bacteria. Spit it in the thrash can to avoid greasy sink also. Rinse with warm water and brush the teeth.
If you dislike the aroma and taste, add some essential oil of your wish. Use mint, cinnamon or some other aroma.
If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor before doing this.
How is this method working?
The saliva glands have many toxins and with this method you produce more saliva thus the toxins get trapped in the oil when you swish and are removed.
The coconut is antibacterial and has a mild taste compared to the other oils, but just in case talk with your dentist for this.
Regular use of this method will make the teeth polished, clean, white and healthy.
In tradition, this method was used in India for many health problems, and some are:
- Tooth decay repair
- Bad breath removal
- Curing bleeding gums
- Lower heart risks
- Less inflammation
- Whiter teeth
- No throat dryness
- No cavities
- Healed cracked lips
- Boosted immunity
- Less acne
- Stronger jaw and gums
Experts advise you to use coconut for this method since it is the healthiest. Apart from oral health, other benefits are:
- Hormone imbalance
- Digestion issues
- Dry skin
- Age spots and wrinkles
- Imbalance in blood sugar and low energy
- Balanced HDL and LDL cholesterols
- Burning fat
Since this oil can be highly absorbed you can do more of this method and more often.
If you are new to this, start slowly and with time increase the minutes.