If You Have Once Had Teeth Cleanings Or Any Dental Work Done Of Any Kind, You May Want To Consider Oil Pulling.
We go to the dentist regularly in hopes of preserving our teeth… in place…in our mouths for as long as we can.
However, going to the dentist leaves concern in my mind.
Every time I go to the dentist, I’m concerned about:
- the toxic flouride treatments that come part and parcel with dental cleanings
- the toxic silver fillings that have been long used by dentist to repair cavities
- the resides of toxic flouride and mercury that is harbored in the body long after your dental treatments
- the scraping and pulling on my teeth by the dentist to remove stubborn plague that I see is causing shifting and crooked alignment in my teeth
- hearing the only advice they’ve been trained to believe is healthy for your teeth but is not
To quiet these concerns, I wanted a do-it-yourself approach to maintaining oral health at home and decrease the need to visit the dentist as often.
My research led me to discover an ancient Ayurvedic treatment called “oil pulling.”
Oil-pulling is a diy dental procedure that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It can remove plaque, prevent cavities, whiten your teeth and even remove toxins from your body.
What is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is an oral procedure whereby you simply rinse your mouth with raw and/or unrefined, organic sesame or coconut oil. The oil attracts and binds with the unwanted bacteria, toxins and parasites in your mouth and throat which then gets expelled when you spit out the oil.
Benefits of Oil Pulling
- The coconut and sesame oils that are used in oil pulling have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. These properties kill the bacteria and toxins in your mouth that can cause bad breath, cavities, plaque, infection and inflammation of the gums.
- Oil pulling detoxifies your body. The toxic mercury and flouride left behind after your dental treatment is pulled out of the mouth once it binds with the oil.
- Oil pulling triggers a decongestant response from the body by pulling mucus from your throat and sinuses.
- Oil pulling strengthens your gums while it protects and remineralizes your teeth preventing cavities from forming and the development of gum disease.
- The act of swishing the oil around in your mouth triggers a “scrubbing” action against your teeth which removes staining and whitens them.
- Coconut oil pulling particularly has been shown to clear up skin conditions like psoriasis and strengthen the immune system.
- Oil pulling is a substitute for mouth washes that often contains toxins like alcohol and saccharin and even the healthier choices that may be too pricey.
How to Oil Pull
Step 1: Before brushing, put 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of oil into your mouth. If using coconut oil, allow it to liquefy in your mouth first before moving on to Step 2.
Step 2: Swish and swirl all around your mouth, gums and in between your teeth like you would normally do with mouthwash EXCEPT do not gargle or move the oil to your throat. The oil contains all the toxins at this point so you do not want to mistakenly swallow it or trap these toxins in your throat. Do this for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 3: Then spit the oil out into a trash can or under hot running water in the sink. Oil can clog drains but the heat from the hot water will keep it liquefied as it goes down the drain.
Step 4: Rinse your mouth out with warm water and proceed to brushing your teeth normally.
For best results, oil pull daily first thing in the morning before eating or drinking. Many people report that doing it in the shower or while getting dressed distracts your attention from it and you don’t get that impatient feeling.
To get minimum results, do it at least 3 times a week.
Oil may not feel too palatable at first being swished around in your mouth, but you can get use to it.
Try it for your oral health’s sake and see what results you get.
I’m going to try it because I want to find out if oil pulling can actually reverse cavities as some has claimed.
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