Oil Pulling for Oral Health
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil around in the mouth to promote oral health. Does it work?
Introduction to Oil Pulling
The process of oil pulling involves taking a tablespoon of oil (usually coconut, sesame, palm, or sunflower oil) and swishing it around the mouth for 10-20 minutes, then spitting it out.
During this process, the oil mixes with saliva and acts as a mouthwash, trapping bacteria in the oil. Proponents of oil pulling claim that it can improve oral health by reducing plaque buildup, freshening breath, and reducing the risk of gum disease.
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