Oil pulling method is making headlines today because it’s getting popular day-by-day. This is the oldest Ayurvedic method which is not only known to cure 30 diseases but it also makes you skin clear, tightens and heals gums and also whiten your teeth. This method is known as oil pulling method because it “pulls out” bacterial, viruses and fungi from your mouth. Oil pulling many more health benefits as it detoxifies and cleanses your body.
Here is how exactly you do oil pulling for healing the gums and whitening teeth:
Step 1: Make sure to oil pull first thing in the morning right after you get out of bed before you brush your teeth or drink anything. Put 1-2 tsp. of vegetable oil, coconut oil or olive oil into your mouth. Coconut oil works great for teeth whitening. You can also add in a punch f turmeric powder for healing gums and to improve the effects for teeth whitening.
Step 2: Swish/rinse for 20 mins. Swish slowly for a minute and increase the speed for another minute and alternate between the speeds so that your mouth does not pain. Make sure the oil reaches every corner of the mouth.
Step 3: Spit out the oil which should have turned milky by now into the toilet or trash, do not swallow the oil. If it is winter, the oil can clog the drain so spit it into trash directly.
Step 4: Rinse your mouth well with warm water and brush as usual to clean the mouth of the toxins. You are done! Repeat this every day in the morning to speed up the process of teeth whitening and gum healing/tightening.
Coconut oil possesses natural properties that help to brighten dull or stained teeth. It loosens any debris and stain on the teeth and swishing activity swipes it away. Regular oil pulling with coconut water whitens and brightens teeth and keeps it squeaky clean and stain-free.
Tighten and heal gums:
Regular oil pulling makes teeth stronger, gums tighter and oil’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities heal gums and any other gum or tooth problems.
Oil pulling significantly reduces decay-causing Streptococcus mutansas as well as plaque. The oil Forms a protective layer on the teeth and in the cavity that prevents further deposition of biofilms and hence prevents further tooth decay.
Clear and glowing skin:
Oil Pulling pulls out bacteria from your body thus making your skin healthier and give you a natural glow. It also detoxifies the body which can reduce the appearance of rashes, blemishes and acne.
TIPS/NOTE:– It is not always necessary that your acne is due to the imbalanced bacteria in your gut. The cause also could be your unhealthy diet, allergies, hormones or any other health issues. If you do not get rid of acne with acne pulling then the reason behind them could be something else. – If you have severe acne then you can do it 2 – 3 times a day on empty stomach for faster result.- After doing this technique, wash your mouth with a mixture of baking soda and water to completely remove the oil.- Initially you will feel like puking but stick to the method if you want improved health.