Oil Pulling – The Habit That Can Improve Your Oral Health

How to do Oil Pulling:

This treatment is amazingly simple. Swish a couple teaspoons of oil (coconut, sesame or olive oil) in the mouth and keep it for 20 minutes. Spit the oil out and rinse well. Oil pulling is best done in the morning, before having your meals or drinking anything, even though Dr. Bruce Fife suggests it can be done before every meal in cases of more severe infections or dental problems.

Step 1

Put 1 or 2 teaspoons of oil (preferably use coconut oil) in your mouth.. Most people prefer using 2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil. Use solid coconut oil and let it melt before swishing. You can also add a few drops of Brushing Blend (antibacterial).

Coconut and coconut oil

Step 2

Swish for 20 minutes. According to Dr. Bruce Fife, timing is the key, as 20 minutes are enough for the oil to break through the plaque and bacteria, but still not long enough for the body to starts re-absorbing toxins. The oil gets thicker and milky when mixed with saliva, and it should look creamy white when you spit it out.

Step 3

Spit the oil in a trash can. Do not spit it into the sink! Do not even swallow the oil as it is possibly full of the bacteria, toxins and pus you have taken out from your gums and teeth.

Step 4

Rinse well with warm water. Warm water cleans better. Rinse your mouth with warm water to get rid of the remaining oil.

Step 5

Brush well to make sure there is no bacteria left in your mouth.

As we already said, it is best done in the morning, before breakfast. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties and a milder taste than other types of oil, which is why oral health experts recommend it most.

Teeth get whiter, but smoother as well!