Benefits of Oil Pulling

An ancient art of Detox. There are numerous benefits of Oil pulling and one of the quick benefits is it keeps your mouth clean and fresh. you will immediately feel that your mouth is cleaner .

The best oil is considered to be Sesame oil and coconut works equally good. I tried both and found beneficial. choose sesame in winter and coconut oil in summer season.

I recommend to use the organic oil or cold pressed virgin coconut oil

How to use

Take 1 or 2 table spoon of oil in your mouth and swirl around for 10 to 20 minutes, or as long as you feel comfortable, make sure not to swallow this. avoid spitting in your wash basin as its very sticky and can block your pipeline if spitted daily. I prefer to spit in in dust bin or a tissue .

wash thoroughly with water and use tongue cleaner if possible immediately after oil pulling, this will help remove all the dirt from tongue easily. do this activity first thing in the morning and atleast 3 to 4 times a week.

Benefits of oil pulling

There are numerous benefits of oil pulling, I have mentioned few below

  1. Clean and healthy mouth
  2. helps to prevent Bad Breath
  3. improves your overall oral health
  4. you will have noticeably whiter teeth in a short period of time
  5. It helps you detox your body
  6. you will feel good and energetic
  7. Good oral exercise
  8. Saves your dentist visit
  9. Strong & Healthy gums
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Teeth whitening
Ancient Teeth Whitening Methods
Our ancestors were also concerned about whiter teeth. They used different methods to achieve a shining smile. The ancient Egyptians around 4000 years ago started the process of teeth whitening. They were very much concerned with appearing beautiful and wealthy. Thus they mixed wine vinegar with ground pumice stone in order to create a white paste which they applied to their teeth. 

The ancient Romans used urine as bleach to whiten their teeth. It was the ammonia in the urine that contributed to a bright smile. 

The Greeks of old times applied strange mixtures and chemicals to their teeth which they extracted from leaves.

During the 17th century people used to go to their barber to whiten their teeth. The barber filed the teeth and rubbed nitric acid to them. Unfortunately this practice, left people with a few or no teeth at all because they decayed. 

The Europeans of the Renaissance applied bleach to their teeth. They had whiter teeth for a limited period but as time passed their enamel started to wear away resulting in tooth decay. 

In the early 19th century, fluoride was discovered in order to maintain healthy teeth. On the other hand an excessive use of fluoride caused teeth staining. 

Why Do People Want Whiter Teeth?
There are numerous reasons why people want to whiten their teeth. Presently society gives too much importance to physical appearance. The more attractive you are, the more you are likely to succeed in society. By having shining white teeth, you gain more self esteem and confidence. When going to special occasions for example a wedding or a job interview you impress people and as a result they achieve a positive opinion of you. Moreover, a white smile helps you to look younger than you really are. When you look at film stars, you notice that they all have white teeth because this makes them more popular with people. 

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A great smile is also a sign of oral hygiene. When you brush, floss and visit the dentist regularly, you achieve brighter teeth. This shows that you are a healthy person and that you take care of yourself. As a result you portray a friendly image of yourself thus attracting the attention of most people. 

The good news is that to have white teeth, you don’t have to spend a fortune. There isn’t even a need to pay huge amounts of money to a dentist for teeth whitening procedures. Nowadays, you could whiten your teeth comfortably at home. There are several natural and simple remedies which you can easily make and achieve great results. It doesn’t require a lot of effort and hassle to gain a shining smile.

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