Tooth pain can be excruciating and most dentists don’t have an answer for it other than to take pain medications or ignore it. However, we have a solution for you! There is always a reason for tooth pain, whether it’s a bacterial infection or one of your body’s detox spots. Oil pulling can detoxify your mouth and carry out all of the harmful pollutants that collect there. It is a simple, easy way to clean and protect your gums, teeth, and tongue! Oil pulling is also great for getting rid of bad breath and preventing cavities, as it gets rid of the excess unhealthy bacteria that causes plaque. All you need is some plant-based oil (such as olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) and you are ready to go!
On an empty stomach, put 1 tablespoon of oil in your mouth (do NOT swallow!).
Swish the oil around, letting it saturate every part of your mouth. It is also beneficial to make chewing motions, as this activates the enzymes that draw toxins out of the blood.
Hold the oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes, if possible, as this is enough time for the blood from the entire body to circulate in and around the mouth. Start out with 5-10 minutes and work your way up, if you need to!
Spit the oil into the trash, as it contains all kinds of toxins and bacteria that you do not want sitting in your sink and the oil could clog your pipes over time!
Brush your teeth to remove any residual oil and debris.
Tips & Tricks:
If you don’t think you have the time for oil pulling, do it while you’re in the shower or getting ready in the morning! You don’t have to violently swish it around; even holding it in your mouth and occasionally circulating the oil is better than nothing!
Hold the oil in your mouth while you watch a TV show or read a book. By the time one episode or one chapter is over, you’ll be done!