Oil pulling is all the rage these days and with so much information out there, it can be confusing. What is oil pulling? Should you oil pull? Which oil is best if you are going to oil pull? How do you know if the procedure is working? Dr.Judy Strutz is here to answer some of the most common questions about oil pulling.
Oil pulling is the procedure of swishing, usually first thing in the morning, with oil to remove food and other particles between your teeth. This procedure may help to keep your gums free of periodontal disease and clean, particularly between your teeth.
Oil pulling should be done with organic oil. Coconut oil is the most common, but sunflower oil will also work. You may want to spend time doing some research in order to determine which oil is the best for you. You may also need to try a few different types of oils prior to finding the one you like the most.
It may take awhile before you notice the results of oil pulling, but ultimately your gums should be a healthy pink, not puffy and they should not bleed when you floss. Oil pulling may take a few weeks before you are really able to see the positive benefits from this procedure.
Oil pulling is typically done in the morning for 15 to 30 seconds. You can however, oil pull in the late afternoon, evening or anytime of day. You’ll want to make sure you do not want to swallow any of the oil.
Oil pulling can be a positive addition to your dental health, contact Dr. Strutz & her team for more information today!