COCONUT OIL AND DENTAL HEALTH

{ Posted on Sep 12 2013 by admin }
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Oil pulling also known as oil swishing is a traditional indian folk remedy that involves swishing oil in the mouth.According to Ayurvedic Literature, oil pulling is capable of improving both oral health and treating systemic diseases. Sesame oil and Coconut oil are the most popular oil used for this.

A recent study was conducted in India comparing the effectiveness of coconut oil pulling and chlorhexidine mouthwash against bad breath and the organisms that causes it.It was found that coconut oil pulling was more effective than the mouthwash when measuring marginal gingival index, plaque index, and organoleptic breath assessment.It is also considered as the best remedy for strengthening teeth, gums and jaws to prevent decay, bleeding gums, dryness of throat and cracked lips.

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