WHAT IS IT?
Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil in the mouth to remove bacteria and promote oral hygiene.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy. Oil pulling is mentioned in the ayurvedic text Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita as ‘Kavala Graha’ or ‘Kavala Gandoosha’.
*Sesame oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, or olive oil (cold-pressed oils are ideal)
*Detoxifies & purifies the entire human body
*Excretes toxic heavy metals
*Reduces plaque induced gingivitis
*Removes harmful bacteria from mouth
*Stronger oral cavity muscles and jaws
*Prevents dental caries, gingivitis, oral candidiasis, & periodontitis
*Reduced tooth pain
*Stimulates the mind and the senses
*Systemic health benefits
*According to Ayurveda, oil pulling is believed to cure more than 30 systemic diseases.
*Plaque induced gingivitis
*Loss of taste
Contraindicated for children under 5 years old due to risk of aspiration.
*If the jaw aches, oil pulling may be done for 5-10 mins.
*For cases where brushing may be contraindicated, oil pulling may be used advantageously as oral hygiene.
*Oil pulling may be performed daily up to three times per day on an empty stomach. It is best to practice in the early morning.