Oil Pulling Tips from Rockford IL Dentists

Skinny Coconut Oil for oil pullingWHAT IS OIL PULLING AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?

Here at the Cosic Dental: From Dentistry to Well-Being™ we want to keep you informed of the very best ways to optimize your health and well-being. Oil pulling is a simple yet effective therapy you can incorporate into your daily health regimen to decrease the bacteria and pathogens in the mouth.

Oil pulling (also known as Karach’s therapy, named after Dr. F. Karach, a Ukrainian physician) is an ancient practice that is receiving recent interest due to it becoming an adjunct in people’s oral hygiene routine.

The practice has been used for thousands of years as an Ayurvedic Indian folk remedy that traditionally used sesame or sunflower oil.

Coconut oil has been found to be an ideal choice due to the lauric acid binding with the bacteria in the mouth during the “pulling” process. Benefits of oil pulling include:

  • removing metabolic acids
  • increasing detoxification
  • removing bacteria and toxins
  • improving dental/gum health
  • naturally whitening teeth
  • freshening breath

How to Oil Pull

  1. Simply place up to a tablespoon of Skinny Coconut Oil in your mouth and allow it to melt (can place it between your cheek and teeth or between your lips and teeth to speed this process)
  2. Swish the oil around your mouth, teeth, and gums without swallowing or gargling the oil for 5-20 minutes.
  3. When you are ready to finish, spit the oil into a disposable cup or in the trashcan – not into the sink or toilet.
  4. Rinse your mouth out with warm water and brush your teeth as usual.

Oil Pulling Tips

  • You should oil pull first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything for the day.
  • At Cosic Dental, we recommend using Skinny Coconut Oil as it is the only alkaline coconut oil on the market and has tested as high quality.
  • A great way to build this into your routine is to oil pull while you are in the shower.
  • Coconut oil solidifies when cold, we recommend not spitting into the sink because this can create build-up over time in your drain.
  • Oil pulling is not a replacement for brushing and flossing. It’s an adjunct to it.


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