Oil pulling is also known as “gundusha” or “kavala”, is an old Ayurvedic dental method which cleanses the body of toxins and improves oral and overall strength.
This technique is done by swishing a tablespoon of oil in the mouth for 15-20 minutes.
Till today, doctors are still recommending this treatment not only for oral health but for other health issues because of its safety and natural properties.
Oil pulling detoxifies the gums, improves and protects the teeth and while whitening the teeth. There is no risk of infections or other bacteria development.
Furthermore, this method is also used for headaches, skin problems, arthritis, asthma, infections, hormonal imbalance, etc. This is a cheap treatment that gives us numerous benefits, without negative effects.
If you want to try this treatment, we recommend the use of coconut oil, because is one of the best ingredients that will additionally heighten the effects.
This unbelievably effective procedure has been used for centuries as a traditional India remedy to:
Cures tooth decay
Kills bad breath
Heals bleeding gums
Soothes throat dryness
Heals cracked lips
Strengthens gums and jaw
How to do it:
Make sure to oil pull first thing in the morning right after you get out of bed before you brush your teeth or drink anything.
Gently swish 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!)
Spit out the oil in the trash (not the sink so it doesn’t clog up the plumbing…ask me how I know) and immediately rinse your mouth out with warm water (use salt water for added antimicrobial properties).
Finally, brush your teeth as normal.
The video below will show you the oil pulling technique: