Oil pulling, also known as "kavala" or "gundusha," is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes.
This action supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.
Coconut oil contains Lauric acid, an antimicrobial agent that's able to fight pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and yeasts.
To remove plaque, a mechanical action is needed. Swishing a liquid is not sufficient. Mineralized plaque aka calculus must be cleaned by a professional.
No, it doesn't take place of brushing flossing. And oil pulling takes a lot of time!
It is an interesting concept which does no harm, unless you spit out the oil in your sink everyday. Then you may need a plumber.
BTW, Ben is in Scranton PA today...
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