Oil Pulling is an Ayurvedic technique used to promote oral hygiene and other health benefits. The oil pulling technique helps kill bacteria in the mouth to help improve oral and dental health. Some experts believe that oil pulling has several other unbelievable health benefits as well.
The oil pulling technique works by squishing a teaspoon of oil in the mouth for about 20 minutes. No one actually knows how it works, but it supposedly pulls the dirty bacteria from the mouth. In fact, oil pulling also acts as a moisturizer for the gums and helps increase saliva production.
Below are certain widely popular benefits of how oil pulling works. There are also certain tips to maximize the benefits derived from oil pulling.
How To Do It:
Oil pulling is the technique of squishing oil inside the mouth for about 10-20 minutes. One can use sunflower, coconut, sesame, olive, and even palm oil to do oil pulling.
It is something one must do first thing in the morning before brushing the mouth. After oil pulling one must spit the squished oil and rinse the mouth after 5 minutes.
Here are a few benefits of Oil Pulling:
Helps Reduce Bad Breath
As mentioned before, oil pulling promoted oral health. As the oil is squishing inside the mouth it removes the stuck food particles. These stuck food particles eventually cause bad breath. Thus oil pulling helps reduce bad breath.
Oil pulling not helps in reducing bad breath but also helps prevent cavities. The squishing of the oil in the mouth rubs off the plaque from the teeth thus preventing cavities in the long run. Practising oil pulling on daily basis can even make the teeth strong.
Helps Whiten The Teeth
Squishing the oil inside the mouth for 10-20 minutes can help whiten the teeth. As the coating of plaque on the teeth is rinsed off daily, the yellowness of it will reduce gradually. As a result, one will have shining white strong teeth.
Some believe that oil pulling helps in digestion as the tongue in a way has a connection to the stomach and intestines. The oil pulling allegedly ‘pulls’ the toxics from inside the body thus helping in better digestion.
Most of the acne-related problems are because of the digestion problems, oil pulling, in the long run, can cure acne. The regular squishing of oil inside of the mouth allegedly nourishes the skin. As a result, acne-related problems also get cured.