Oil pulling is an ancient practice that involves swishing oil in your mouth to remove bacteria and promote oral hygiene. Sesame, coconut, oil, palm, and sunflower seed are good options for oils to consider using.
It is often associated with Auyrveda, the traditional medicine system from India.
Studies suggest that oil pulling can kill bacteria in the mouth and improve dental health. Some alternative medicine practitioners also claim that it can help treat several diseases. It may also help by moisturizing your gums and increasing saliva production, which can reduce bacteria. Some types of oil also contain properties that can naturally reduce inflammation and bacteria to promote oral health.
Tops Benefits of Oil Pulling Include:
- Kills harmful bacteria in your mouth
- Reduces bad breath
- May help prevent cavities
- Seems to reduce inflammation and improve gum health