Your oral health is an important part of maintaining a healthy life. Other than brushing and flossing there are many other different health practices that can help you improve the quality of your oral health. Oil pulling is one of these practices. This ancient Ayurvedic oral health tradition has been gaining tremendous popularity in the western world. Read on to learn more of the benefits of oil pulling and how to do it.

What Is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is the act of swishing oil in the mouth for a prolonged period, typically five to twenty minutes. It is an easy, efficient and effective way of improving your oral health. Oil pulling is now being accepted across much of the United States.

What Are the Benefits of Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling has a variety of benefits associated with it. Some of these benefits can be for the short-term and some can last longer. The most common benefits of oil pulling include:

  • Reduced risk of gingivitis
  • Killing cavity-causing bacteria
  • Suppressing bad breath
  • Healing bleeding gums
  • Whitening teeth
  • Strengthening jaws and gums

How Do You Do Oil Pulling?

Now that you understand all that you can gain from oil pulling, it is important to know how to do it. The process of oil pulling is quite simple to do. Below is a step by step guide to oil pulling:

  1. Swish one or two tablespoonfuls of coconut oil for about ten to twenty minutes
  2. Spit it out and rinse. Rinse with salty water after for best results.
  3. After rinsing, brush your teeth as normal.

Repeat this process three to five times per week. Remember that the best time for oil pulling is just after waking up, before you eat or drink anything.

More Questions about Oil Pulling? Ask Riverdale Park Dental

Oil pulling is a simple and affordable way to enhance your oral health. If you need more information about oil pulling, get in touch with Riverdale Park Dental. Dr. Tricia Boyce and her team of professionals can assist you in a variety of ways. Dr. Boyce has been practicing dentistry for over 17 years and is committed to helping every patient she meets.

Riverdale Park Dental provides comprehensive dental care for the entire family. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to understanding and meeting your needs. Fill out your forms online and contact us to set up your appointment with Riverdale Park Dental. Lets create smiles that last a lifetime.