Oil pulling has been used for years and is thought of as a great way to benefit your mouth and overall oral health.
Many people do not know what it is. However, many dentists, including us, find that this is a great way to pull bacteria and toxins from the mouth.
It is something that we sometimes recommend to patients based on their specific oral health needs. It is not harmful, and it is done with all-natural ingredients, making it an ideal, and holistic, way to help clean your mouth and gums and give it a little extra boost.
Oil Pulling for Your Oral Health
Oil pulling is done with a natural oil such as sesame oil, coconut oil, olive oil and so on. When oil pulling, you would want to swish it around inside your mouth, alternating between pushing and sucking it in between your teeth and letting it rest comfortably inside your mouth. The entire process should take about ten minutes or so to complete.
It is a great, gentle way, to catch all of the bacteria that is hiding between your teeth and under your gum line. The best part is, unlike most over-the-counter mouthwashes, which kill roughly 99% of all bacteria in your mouth, these oils will not harm the good bacteria that is found within your mouth.
It is important to note that oil pulling is not meant to replace brushing and flossing. It is best used to complement your standard oral health care routine. It is like adding a little extra muscle to your routine, and when it comes to your oral health, who wouldn’t want a little extra punch.
If you want to learn more about oil pulling and the benefits if can provide you, please contact our office today. We will be happy to explain oil pulling to you, the benefits it can provide, and what types of oils we recommend, based on your personal oral health.