Oil pulling is a centuries-old technique that removes buildup from your mouth that can contain bacteria, plaque, and other toxins that brushing can't reach. It's one more reason to smile more!
Optima Life Mother's Mouthwash contains organic coconut oil and cold-pressed peppermint oil to help loosen and remove harmful bacteria and toxins from your mouth--leaving you with a cleaner, fresher, and brighter smile. Plus, it helps to tone your gums and keep bad breath at bay. Just swish a tablespoon of Optima Life Mother's Mouthwash in your mouth for two minutes each day and you'll see a noticeable difference in the health of your teeth and gums!
Ingredients: Optima Coconut Oil®, and Peppermint Essential Oil
Suggested use: Swish 1 tbsp in your mouth for 2- 20 minutes to remove toxins, particles, and debris from your mouth. Spit into the trash can when finished. Rinse, then finish your daily routine. Great for persistent bad breath and dry mouth.
Why is oil pulling good for your dental health?
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes before spitting it out. Although scientific research on oil pulling is limited, some studies suggest that it may have some benefits for dental health.
One of the primary benefits of oil pulling is that it can help remove harmful bacteria from your mouth. Bacteria that accumulate on your teeth and gums can cause plaque buildup, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Oil pulling is thought to work by attracting and removing these bacteria from your mouth.
In addition to removing bacteria, oil pulling may help reduce inflammation in your gums. This can be particularly beneficial for people with gum disease, as inflammation is one of the critical symptoms of this condition.
There is also some evidence to suggest that oil pulling may help whiten your teeth. The oil can help lift surface stains from your teeth, leaving them brighter and cleaner.
Overall, while more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of oil pulling, it appears to have some potential benefits for dental health. However, it's important to note that oil pulling should not be used as a substitute for regular dental care, such as brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly.
While there is limited scientific research on the specific benefits of oil pulling with coconut and peppermint, there are some studies that suggest that oil pulling in general may have potential benefits for dental health. Here are a few examples:
- A study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine found that oil pulling with sesame oil was effective in reducing the levels of bacteria associated with gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) in the mouth. While this study did not specifically use coconut or peppermint oil, it suggests that oil pulling with various types of oil may have beneficial effects on oral health.
Reference: Asokan, S., Emmadi, P., & Chamundeswari, R. (2009). Effect of oil pulling on plaque induced gingivitis: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 9(2), 98-103.
- Another study published in the Nigerian Medical Journal found that oil pulling with coconut oil was effective in reducing plaque buildup on the teeth. While this study did not specifically use peppermint oil, it suggests that coconut oil may be a beneficial oil to use for oil pulling.
Reference: Peedikayil, F. C., Sreenivasan, P., & Narayanan, A. (2015). Effect of coconut oil in plaque related gingivitis - A preliminary report. Nigerian Medical Journal, 56(2), 143-147.
- A review article published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine concluded that oil pulling may have potential benefits for overall oral health, including reducing the risk of cavities, improving bad breath, and reducing inflammation in the gums. While this review did not specifically focus on coconut or peppermint oil, it suggests that oil pulling in general may be a beneficial practice for dental health.
Reference: Singh, A., & Purohit, B. (2011). Tooth brushing, oil pulling and tissue regeneration: A review of holistic approaches to oral health. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 2(2), 64-68.
It's worth noting that more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of oil pulling with specific types of oil and additives, such as coconut and peppermint oil, for dental health. However, these studies suggest that oil pulling in general may have potential benefits for reducing bacteria, plaque buildup, and inflammation in the mouth.
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