Benefits Of Oil Pulling
WHAT IS OIL PULLING?
Oil Pulling is an ancient Indian remedy that involves swishing in your mouth with oil in order to promote oral hygiene. Just like a mouthwash you are supposed to spit out the oil after swirling it around your mouth. For best results repeat this procedure for 5-20 minutes so that the oil reaches all the crevices in your mouth. Oil pulling finds its roots in Ayurveda medicine and originated thousands of years ago. People generally use sunflower oil, coconut oil or sesame seed oil for this process. Also known as 'Kavala' or 'Gundusha' this Ayurvedic oral treatment helps in removing all the toxins from your mouth and your body also which enhances your whole wellbeing. Ayurveda is the oldest health science and oil pulling is one of its branches.
HOW YOU SHOULD GO AROUND OIL PULLING?
Oil pulling is an effortless procedure that anyone can follow. Start with a tablespoon of any oil of your choice and swish and rinse it in your mouth with it for around 20 minutes on an empty stomach. Choose an oil, the taste of which you already like. Refrain from swallowing the oil at any cost. Perform this procedure before you brush your teeth with non flouride toothpaste and follow it by rinsing your mouth with warm water . And then follow your normal brushing routine. Eat or drink something only after cleaning your mouth with warm saltwater.
IMPORTANCE OF OIL PULLING IN YOUR DENTAL ROUTINE
Oil pulling has benefits more than just dental. Some people claim that with regular practice you might not even have to worry about making dentist’s appointments. Some of the claimed benefits of oil pulling are:
a) Helps with bad breath
b) Remove, prevents plaque
c) Whitens teeths stubborn
d) Cures gingivitis
e) Improves the total wellbeing of the body
f) Helps prevent cavities
g) Enhanced reds gum health auces inflammation
h) Strengthen teeth, gums jaws. Pulls out toxins bacteria out of the body
i) Prevents a breath
j) Detoxifies body
k) Strengthen depth of voice
l) Improves taste buds
m) Prevents dryness of mouth, lips & throat
n) Nourishes the nervous system and improves sleep quality
।। मुखवैरस्यदौर्गन्ध्यशोफजाड्यहरं सुखम् । दन्तदा_करं रुच्यं स्नेहगण्डूषधारणम् ।।
।। चतुष्प्रकारो गण्डूषः स्निग्धः शमनशोधनौ । रोपणश्च त्रयस्तत्र त्रिषु योज्याश्चलादिषु ।।
Regular practice of oil pulling improves taste buds, removes bad breath, heals stomatitis and strengthens jaws. It’s also strengthens teeth and improves appetite.
You might not be able to start swishing oil for 20 minutes in one day. Start with five minutes and work your way up. Practice oil pulling three to five times per week for best results.
DOES OIL PULLING REALLY WORK?
Researches supporting the premise of oil pulling is limited but if you ask any person who religiously follows this procedure they will never have a bad thing to say about it. With zero side effects and nominal cost, there’s no reason why you should not try it out. Dentists opine that with no side effects, oil pulling is a natural procedure and can be easily followed by people. But if you have visible side effects then you should stop immediately. With limited research available, one cannot be sure of the authenticity of the procedure though.