Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that uses pure oils to pull harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organism out of your teeth, gums and throat. This natural remedy not only improves oral health, but it’s also used to prevent and reduce a number of different health concerns.
When swished around the mouth and in between the teeth, the antibacterial properties of the oils absorb toxins from the saliva, reduce the number of germs in the mouth, and help prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the oral cavity.
Benefits of oil pulling for oral health
Studies show that this simple cleansing process can whiten teeth, strengthen gums, and help heal and prevent oral health issues such as:
- Cavities and gingivitis
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Dryness of lips, mouth, and throat
Other benefits of oil pulling
Oil pulling is also used to treat and prevent health conditions beyond the mouth. Some of the benefits may include: