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Oil pulling is an ancient process often associated with Ayurveda, a traditional medicine system from India. It is done by swishing oil around inside your mouth in order to promote dental hygiene and remove unwanted bacteria.
You can use Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, or Olive Oil. Take a tablespoon of oil and place it inside your mouth. Start swishing the oil around for a minimum of 5 minutes. It is ideally done for 20-30 minutes at a time, but this takes a lot of self-discipline so you may wish to build up to longer time periods over time.
Make sure not to swallow the oil since it contains all the contaminants and bacteria you are trying to get rid of. Once you have swished for the specified time, spit out the oil and rinse your mouth thoroughly with clean water. If you have an all natural, fluoride free toothpaste, brush your teeth with that during the rinsing process.
Once you start oil pulling, you could notice some of these results immediately. Sometimes it takes a few weeks to fully feel some of the beneficial effects so it’s important to give the whole process time. Ultimately, it’s all based on your body and its susceptibility to the oil pullings.
And Viola, that’s it! Happy Oil Pulling!
O’NA HealthCare™ promotes good dental hygiene and recognizes the true correlation between teeth and other organs in the body. It is imperative to consult with a high quality biological or holistic dentist in conjunction with other healthcare professionals who understand the importance of an integrative and functional approach to healthcare.