The ancient Ayurvedic medicine includes a technique called kavala or gundusha or oil pulling.
According to this dental technique you should swish oil around the mouth for 20 minutes in the morning on an empty stomach.
This amazing technique destroys the dangerous bacteria in the mouth.
As we all know, there are hundreds of bacteria in the mouth. Some of these bacteria are harmful, while the others are not.
In fact, plaque on the teeth is created by the bacteria. They create a layer on the teeth and use it to adhere to the surface.
Bad breath, discoloration of the teeth, inflammation of the gum and cavities is caused by too much plaque on the teeth.
When you use the oil pulling technique, you get rid of those harmful bacteria.
The oil dissolves the bacteria from your mouth and protects you from dental problems.
A large number of dangerous bacteria is destroyed with a regular usage of this ancient dental technique.
The best type of oils for oil pulling
Traditional medicine recommends sesame oil, even though it contains large amounts of omega-6 fats. A better alternative is coconut oil since it contains less omega-6 fats and it even has a better taste.
Moreover, coconut oil is excellent protector of your oral health because of its antibacterial and anti-viral characteristics.
Furthermore, if you use coconut oil in combination with baking soda as a tooth paste, you will even prevent tooth decay.
Coconut oil can fight the dangerous Streptococcus bacteria which are often found in the mouth cavity. The oil prevents the growth of these bacteria, even the growth of the bacterium that produces acids called Streptococcus mutant.
Streptococcus mutants are the prime cause of tooth decay.
Coconut oil also destroys the Candida albicans. Candida albicans often cause oral candidiasis or oral thrush.
The benefits of oil pulling
No cavity or gingivitis
No bad breath, even in the morning
Healthy teeth and gums
No pains in the jaw
No sleep and sinus issues
No oral thrush
Follow these steps for coconut oil pulling:
Oil pull in the morning. Do not drink or brush your teeth before this.
Take 1 to 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil and swish it gently for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not swallow the oil.
Spit out when you are done. Afterwards, rinse your mouth out with warm water.
You can use salt water because of its antimicrobial characteristics.
When you are done with this amazing technique, brush your teeth.