Oil pulling is an ancient practice that was discussed in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita. This method includes swishing the oil in the mouth for several minutes a day and the benefits it has to offer are many.
Benefits from oil pulling:
- Whitens teeth
- Healthy skin
- Better joint health
- Breaks through plaque
- Fights bacteria and gum infections
- Healthy teeth and gums
- Relaxed neck and jaw muscles
- Healthy sinuses
How to perform the oil pulling:
It is a simple and safe technique. The only thing you should do is place a few teaspoons of vegetable oil, including olive, sesame, or coconut oil in the mouth. Next, you should swish the oil around for nearly 20 minutes. At least, you should spit it out and then rinse the mouth.
Put 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil of your choice in your mouth and swish for 20 minutes. During the swishing, the oil should become thicker and milky, and creamy white when you spit it out. Then, wash your mouth with lukewarm water and brush your teeth as usual.
You may find it a bit difficult at first, but you`ll get used to it after a few minutes. Repeat the procedure regularly and you will have whiter and brighter teeth after just one week.