Posted on 6/10/2018 by Posh Dental
|If you have decided that you will start incorporating this into your oral care habits slowly increasing how long you oil pull can get you better tolerance. In addition, choosing a flavor that you enjoy can make the experience more tolerable.
Oil pulling is the practice of swishing vegetable oil in your mouth for 20-minutes. That is a long time to be swishing a liquid. Your jaw may get tired and sore from the movement and you may have trouble swallowing, since you need to avoid ingesting the oil along with the bacteria in it.
How Long Should I Oil Pull at First?
Swishing an oil in your mouth for 20-minutes is not easy and the first time you oil pull it may be challenging. If you're on a quest for better oral health, oil pulling may be for you.
For better tolerance, you can start by oil pulling for five-minutes and then slowly increase the time until you reach 15 to 20-minutes of swishing. Use about one tablespoon of vegetable oil.
How Does Oil Pulling Help Oral Health?
Oil pulling is a relatively new thing in the U.S., but it has been used for centuries in other cultures. According to its proponents, oil pulling works because the oil literally grabs bad bacteria from your mouth and activates enzymes that can help detoxify your entire system.
People who have been oil pulling for a while insist that the practice helps them with migraines, asthma, headaches, hormonal disorders, tooth disease, and many other conditions.
If you want to try it, slowly increasing how long you oil pull can get you better tolerance and make your mouth feel fresh and healthy. Let us know if you are oil pulling and if you think you're getting benefits from it.
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