What is Coconut Oil Pulling?
Coconut oil pulling is a great way to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums!
Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil particularly coconut oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes.
Oil pulling works by cleaning (detoxifying) the oral cavity in a similar way that soap cleans unclean dishes. It literally sucks the dirt out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to the proper flow of dental liquid that is needed to prevent cavities and disease.
Oil Pulling History
We cannot even imagine what life would be like without brushing and flossing our teeth every day. However, in the scheme of things, tooth brushing is comparatively, new since nylon bristle toothbrushes didn’t become part of our normal American experience until the late 1930s!
It’s important to remember that, in spite of the fact that most of us were all raised with toothbrushes in our mouths, our ancestors didn’t brush their teeth with toothpaste for thousands of years. And, as far as archaeological evidence suggests, most people throughout history lived until old age with most of their teeth intact and in a strong, healthy state.
Why didn’t their teeth rot?
Well, first of all, they ate real food and didn’t eat processed sugars and grains filled with phytic acid, which destroy tooth enamel. Secondly, they loved their teeth through natural means like chew sticks that they rubbed against the teeth as has been found in Egyptian tombs dating to 3000 B.C. Third, depending on the culture and area of the world, many people also oil pulled.
Ayurveda advises oil gargling to purify the complete system; as it states that each section of the tongue is connected to different organ such as to the kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine,
This incredibly effective procedure has been used for centuries as a traditional India remedy to:
• Heals bleeding gums
• Prevents heart disease
• Kills bad breath
• Reduces inflammation
• Soothes throat dryness
• Prevents cavities
• Heals cracked lips
• Boosts Immune System
• Improves acne
• Cures tooth decay
• Strengthens gums and jaw
How-To do Coconut Oil Pulling
This is how to do coconut oil pulling:
1. Make sure to oil pull first thing in the morning after you get out of bed before you brush your teeth or drink anything.
2. Gently whoosh 1 – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth and between your teeth for 10-20 minutes making sure that you don’t swallow any of the oil. Do this gently so you don’t wear out your jaw and cheeks!
3. Spit out the oil and immediately rinse your mouth out with warm water (use salt water for added antimicrobial properties).
4. Brush your teeth as normal.
5. Voila, easy as that!
Try it out! Have healthy teeth, Good Day!