Oil pulling is the process of swishing oil in the mouth, in order to pull impurities from the mouth and the body. While this procedure is not new, and has been done for thousands of years, it has only recently hit the mainstream as a process that can help rid the mouth and the body of the buildup of toxins. While oil pulling may not be right for you, when paired with healthy dental habits, research shows it can increase the health of your smile. Here are three things to consider before you begin this process.
Dr. Judy Strutz, says “While oil pulling can be beneficial, it may not be the right process for everyone.” Toxins overtime build up in the mouth. These toxins can come from inside the body and be held in the mouth for long periods of time. If you lead a healthy life, and are able to rid toxins from the body through other processes, there may not be a need for you to utilize oil pulling. If you find yourself feeling, tired, sluggish and have low energy, you may be a good candidate to try this.
Oil pulling can remove buildup of plaque from your teeth. Nothing will replace healthy dental habits, but to provide an extra layer of support for your teeth, oil pulling can reduce the amount of plaque buildup, which leads to cavities and other problems.
Gum disease is the number one disease in America that affects adults. Dr. Strutz suggests, “Oil pulling can help strengthen the health of your gums.” Stronger gums help hold your teeth in place and decrease your chances of additional bone loss due to periodontal disease.