• Does Oil Pulling Help Dental Plaque or Gingivitis?

    2 monthes ago - By Nutrition Facts

    Oil pulling is put to the test head-to-head against chlorhexidine mouthwash for oral and dental health measures.
    What are the potential risks and benefits of the ancient practice of oil pulling, in which oil is swished or “pulled” between the teeth for 15 minutes or so and then spit out? There are wild, unsubstantiated claims online and even in the medical literature, including the British Dental Journal. I can believe oil pulling is good exercise for your tongue and cheek muscles, but it seems a little crazy to suggest “it heals cells, tissue and all organs simultaneously.” Talk about...
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  • Oil Pulling May Worsen Dental Erosion

    2 monthes ago - By Nutrition Facts

    A review of the effects of oil pulling concluded that, indeed, the ancient practice “may have beneficial effects on oro dental hygiene,” or oral and dental health. I've talked before about studies investigating oil pulling and dental health, but what about oral health? That's the subject of my video Oil Pulling for Teeth Whitening and Bad Breath Tested .
    Oil pulling was also tested against oral malodor, also known as halitosis or, simply, bad breath. It's believed a quarter of the world's population suffers from it, so researchers decided to put oil pulling versus chlorhexidine to the...
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