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The Ancient Ayurvedic Secret to Whiter and Stronger Teeth: Oil Pulling
The wonders of Ayurveda have always intrigued me, and today we are about to demystify one such ancient practice that promises healthier gums and whiter, stronger teeth! Can oil pulling actually endow you with healthier and cleaner teeth? Stick around till the end as we break down the science behind oil pulling, learn to oil pull using coconut oil, and reveal a secret ingredient that makes the process even more effective.
The What and Why of Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is an age-old practice from South Asia that involves swishing oil in your mouth, almost as if it’s mouthwash. The idea behind it is for the oil to ensnare bacteria, which you then spit out along with the oil. Have you tried oil pulling already or have a unique oral routine? I’d love to hear more about it, so feel free to drop your experience or suggestions in the comments below.
The Science Behind Oil Pulling: Breaking Down Plaque
Before we dissect oil pulling, let’s understand what plaque is. Plaque is a bacteria byproduct in your mouth that digests sugar (mainly from the sugar-laden Western diets) and ‘poops out’ plaque. It’s nothing but bacterial biofilm. Sounds eww, right?
Now, when you rinse your mouth with coconut oil which is rich in lauric acid, it tends to destabilize and break down this biofilm, making oil pulling quite promising. I personally prefer it to using hydrogen peroxide, which I find quite abrasive.
NOTE: Is oil pulling safe? Absolutely! In fact, a 2009 study showed that oil pulling significantly reduced markers of gingivitis; the inflammation of the gum. Therefore, oil pulling is not just beneficial for your teeth, but also your gum health. Another study illustrated that oil pulling can reduce halitosis, or the bacteria-induced bad breath.
The Sri Lankan Twist: Introducing Black Seed Oil
Besides coconut oil, we add another secret ingredient in Sri Lanka to make oil pulling even more effective: black seed oil. You might have come across references to black seed in religious contexts, including the Quran, proclaiming it capable of curing every disease except death. Black seed oil has impressive anti-inflammatory properties that benefit your overall health.
Achieving the Perfect Oil Pull
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For effective oil pulling, I recommend:

  1. Quality Coconut Oil: Opt for high-quality organic and cold-pressed coconut oil. I find Costco’s offerings from Sri Lanka, known for its high-grade coconuts, quite satisfactory.
  2. The Perfect Mix: Mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with about three drops of black seed oil.
  3. Method: Swish this blend around your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes. If you struggle to resist swallowing initially, start with two minutes and gradually increase to 15 minutes to adapt. Watching TV or scrolling through TikTok while oil pulling can help pass the time.
WARNING: As the bacteria-laden oil post-pulling can clog your drain, it’s recommended to spit it into trash cans or on the grass. Do NOT swallow it under any circumstances.
The Crucial Aftercare: Brush Up Right
As soon as you spit out the oil, gently brush your teeth. The oil would have already started dissolving the plaque in your mouth. I recommend using a whitening toothpaste to brush off any remaining plaque, leaving you with an amazing smoothness, especially at the back of your mouth. You’ll become addicted!

Regular practice can protect you from bad breath, future cavities, and gum diseases while providing fresher breath so you can savor those intimate moments without any embarrassment.

I hope you find this little Ayurvedic secret useful. If you love Ayurvedic tips and tricks, do hit subscribe. Let me know any more questions you have on this topic in the comments below.

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