Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic health routine that is enjoying renewed popularity! It’s touted as an incredible way to support your dental health! Many people swear by cold-pressed hempseed oil as a fantastic choice for an oil base. Oil pulling works by cleaning your mouth and teeth in a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It essentially sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to preventing cavities and disease.

Never heard of it before? Here are some of the benefits that people report from oil pulling:

  • Improved sinus health
  • Improved tooth enamel
  • Brighter teeth
  • Healthier gums
  • Loose teeth become more stable
  • Better breath
  • Reducing cavities

While we aren’t doctors who can say what will work for you, we strongly suggest you do your own research and see if oil pulling is something you’d like to try! Many people have reported increased energy levels as well as the benefits listed above, because their bodies weren’t being drained from fighting off the toxins that the oil pulled out. This might just be what you need to take your health to the next level!

Below is a fantastic video about how to do oil pulling, what you can expect and some fun extra tips to enhance your experience even more!

The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine recently highlighted a study that reviewed holistic approaches to oral health and discovered that oil pulling is one of the most effective natural health solutions known to scientists that prevent tooth decay and loss. Praised in the study for curing more than 30 systemic diseases, the authors of this research have some amazing things to say about this ancient natural healing practice:

“Oil pulling is a powerful detoxifying Ayurvedic technique that has recently become very popular as a CAM remedy for many different health ailments. Using this method, surgery or medication could be prevented for a number of chronic illnesses. The oil therapy is preventative as well as curative. The exciting aspect of this healing method is its simplicity.” 

We hope you found this useful, and that you enjoy improved dental health!