What is Oil Pulling and What are its Benefits ?

by Mallika Dharmani
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What is Oil Pulling and What are its Benefits? : No matter how many beautiful lipsticks you may buy, if you have yellow teeth (ugh) or even worse bad breath you are going to look like a mess!!! Much as it is important to beautify ourselves with all sorts of colors and makeup, it is important to beautify ourselves from the inside too.So today let’s take a step towards our dental care by learning all about oil pulling which is an old technique but is in trend.

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What exactly is oil pulling???

The bacteria residing in our mouth are made up of a single cell which consists of a layer of the fatty membrane. When they come in contact with the oil they stick to it and OUT THEY COME!

The basic idea is to pull them out with oil.

You can use many oils like sunflower, sesame etc but coconut oil would be the best because of its additional anti microbial properties and also helps prevent tooth decay.

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How to do oil pulling???

Take a small quantity of oil in your mouth and then SWISH SWISH SWISH! That’s all! Simple Han… ;)Just swish the oil around in your mouth sucking pulling it between your teeth. It’s a must do for 10 minutes but you may Start with 5 minutes in the beginning.

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Don’t be too harsh on yourself.

If you feel you get tired easily you can also start with a less amount of oil and gradually increase the quantity as per your ability to SWISH it around :)However the longer you swish the more bacteria you will be able to pull out. This technique will not only help you with bad breath but will also help against various dental problems. Coconut oil is also used to whiten teeth so needless to say this will also help you with teeth whitening.

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A very important point here is NOT TO REPLACE your everyday brushing and flossing routine with oil pulling. This is an additional routine that you have to add up to your daily dental care routine. IT’S NOT A REPLACEMENT! Remember, your lipstick becomes 1000 times more attractive when you have pearly whites peeping from within 🙂 Checkout my teeth whitening DIY too 😉

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Sone April 21, 2017 - 5:18 PM

It is very effective:) useful article B-)

Mallika September 27, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Thankyou so much :*

gargi April 21, 2017 - 8:41 PM

nice idea…must try this!!

Mallika September 27, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Please do let me know how it worked out for you 🙂

Nidhal Sinha April 22, 2017 - 11:41 PM

Being a hardcore advocate of Ayurveda, I can vouch for the virtues of oil pulling. I have basked in it for months and the effects are noticeable from the first 2-3 washes (depends a great deal on how one’s teeth’s condition is) 🙂

Mallika September 27, 2017 - 1:25 PM

i absolutely agree with you. I did the same with organic coconut oil and i could notice a difference after a couple of times usage!