Most people find bad breath unpleasant and, if they themselves are affected, embarrassing. Many people try to cover up bad breath with mouthwash, chewing gum or peppermint. But these are only short-term solutions.
Oil pulling is an easy and cheap alternative. This method of self-treatment against bad breath has been practised in Ayurvedic natural medicine for the past 4000 years.
One of the most common causes of bad breath is bacteria settling in our oral cavity. Billions of bacteria can be found in our mouth and pharynx which can – if they are not controlled – produce unpleasant-smelling sulphur compounds. It’s here that the natural treatment of oil pulling comes into the mix as it’s an uncomplicated and inexpensive option when it comes to daily dental and oral hygiene.
The oil pulling method is simple: A small amount of high-quality oil is moved around in the oral cavity for 15 minutes by slurping or chewing (similar to the movements you make when you chew gum). The liquid oil is able to get into even the smallest gaps so any deposits will be removed from the mucous membrane of the oral cavity and bound in the oil. Therefore, it is incredibly important that you do not swallow the oil containing the deposits after use, but spit it out instead.
The oil pulling method is said to have positive effects on tooth and gum health and helps to reduce bacteria in the entire oral cavity. Bad breath can also be prevented through oil pulling. Many people also report that their teeth feel smoother and appear whiter afterwards.
Basically, oil pulling is a simple and cost-effective option in terms of oral and dental health. Here, we’re are happy to give you extensive, step-by-step instructions: