Friday, October 30, 2015

To Pull Or Not To Pull

The ritual of oil pulling has been around for years, but now it has gained momentum in the United States. You may be trying to decide if you want to jump on the bandwagon or let this one pass you by. Dr. Judy Strutz recommends doing your research before you decide if this is something you want to try. There are several reported benefits including overall health of your smile, a naturally whiter smile and reduced bleeding from the gums. 
When you are oil pulling you are simply swishing a small amount of oil between your teeth to remove food from the teeth. It is recommended that you do this first thing in the morning, but you can really oil pull anytime of the day. You want to use natural oil; either coconut or sunflower oil is most recommended oil. But you want to make sure you do not swallow any of the oil.

Once you have completed your twenty minutes of swishing, simply spit out the oil and then brush and floss as you normally would. It is recommended if you are on the fence about this, you keep some data for a few weeks to determine if you are noticing a difference. Take a selfie of your smile for two weeks, and compare the before and after photos.

For more information on oil pulling call Dr. Judith Strutz & her team today.

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