There are many benefits of oil pulling it helps to maintain the oral hygiene, it also helps to treat the gums and teeth issues. It helps to reduce the swelling in gums. There are certain benefits of oil pulling are listed below:
Kills harmful bacteria in your mouth:
There are around 700 types of bacteria lives in our mouth, out of which many bacteria are harmful which is responsible for tooth decay, tooth ache, bad breath and gum disease. The oil pulling method can help in reducing the growth of harmful bacteria. Oil pulling method also reduce the harmful bacteria found in saliva and plague. If we do oil pulling with sesame oil and coconut oil than it reduces harmful bacteria from the mouth.
1- Sesame oil is used for oil pulling, it is traditionally used from last many years. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
2- The anti-inflammatory property of oil is used to treat the gum inflammation and other gum diseases.
3- The antibacterial properties of the oil are used to treat gum infection, plague and gingivitis, that is the reason oil pulling with sesame oil is best for oil pulling, it promotes overall health of the oral cavity and maintain our hygiene.
1- Oil pulling is an easy method, we can do in simple steps.
2- Measure one tablespoon of oil like sesame oil, coconut oil and olive oil.
3- Swish it around in your mouth for 20 to 25 minutes, do not swallow the essential oil.
4- Spit the oil into a trash.
5- Rinse your mouth well using water before eating or drinking anything.
6- Repeat this process twice a week. Start swishing for just 5 minutes and increasing the duration till you are not able to do it for 20 to 25 minutes.
Oil pulling for maintaining oral hygiene: A review
View at: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-traditional-and-complementary-medicine/
BY: Lee-Yan Sheen