Updated: Jan 25, 2020
Have you ever heard of oil pulling? Sounds a bit vague, maybe even a little odd, but it is one of the simplest and best ways to support and maintain your oral health.
Essentially, oil pulling is swishing around a healthy oil in your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes and then spitting the oil out. I suggest Tropical Traditions coconut oil. The swishing is somewhat similar to what you would do with conventional mouth wash but is far safer and gentler for your mouth and simply more effective.
Oil pulling is a great way to keep your good healthy mouth flora while at the same time eliminating the bad bacteria. Most mouth washes completely disinfect by attempting to remove all the bacteria, causing that burning sensation which can be irritating to your gums and tongue. Bad breath, bleeding gums, cavities, or tooth pain all will find relief by using oil pulling. Many experts also say it pulls out heavy metals like mercury from fillings and other sources.
For a great in-depth read, I would recommend that you read Dr. Bruce Fife’s book called “Oil Pulling”.
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