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Oil Pulling – Is it a Useful for Dental Health or Not?

Sunflowers20036I want to stress that this is MY experience and the nature of things being what they are – my experience may not be the same as someone else.

I do not wish to be disrespectful to the many voices who speak highly of oil pulling. I only wish to report my experience. Please do not be offended if you have a different experience with oil pulling than I do.

I’ve experimented for a good 3 weeks with oil pulling for the purpose of learning its affect on dental health.

The oil pulling seemed to stain my teeth which indicates that it promoted the accumulation of plaque. It did not matter if I did the oil pulling before or after cleaning my teeth. The staining seemed to be less when the oil pulling was done after brushing as opposed to before. But there was still staining.

Once I stopped some of the stain on my teeth lifted from my regular oral care routine.

Based on my personal experience, I am going to have to put oil pulling on the shelf of ‘not such a good idea’ for dental health.

Again, I want to stress that no two human bodies are the same. Perhaps someone else will have different results.

This is not to say that oil pulling is not good for other problems. I do not know – I only know that it did not work for me in regards to dental health.

I do admit that subjectively, it may have done something for my energy levels and it seemed to help my eyesight improve slightly – but the effect was temporary, it did not last.

I used sunflower oil, cold unrefined. I would take a swig 1 to 2 times per day and swish around until it became like water and then I would spit it out and rinse my mouth thoroughly.

The stain was noticeable in a short period of time using this routine and it did not go away until I stopped the practice.

Stains and plaque build-up go hand-in-hand. Plaque build-up can help to increase the accumulation of the anaerobic bacteria responsible for causing tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease.

You may comment below if you would like. Again, I stress that this is my experience and I am reporting it as such. The experience of others could be different.

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