Oil pulling is very trendy these days, so it may surprise you to learn that it’s actually a technique used 3,000 years ago in the ancient tradition of Ayurvedic medicine. You may recognize it from Instagram and Facebook celebrities, many of whom have raved about the benefits of oil pulling.
Oil pulling is swishing oils around your mouth for 15-20 minutes and then spitting them out. The most common oils used are sesame, sunflower or coconut oil. Many people claim that oil pulling can cure all sorts of ailments including arthritis, gum disease, halitosis, and eczema while whitening your teeth in the process. However, this isn’t necessarily the case.
The truth about oil pulling is that it is not as helpful as many people on the internet claim it is, but there can still be benefits.
Below are a few things you should know about oil pulling before trying it for yourself:
Here at SpringRock Dental, we want you to be informed about your health and about anything that may help. While oil pulling does have merit, it’s not the cure-all that it is sometimes made out to be. As long as you’re aware of how to safely practice oil pulling, there aren’t many downsides to the practice.
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