A swish a day to keep the doctor away? Well, at the very least a swishing of organic oil (coconut, sesame, or sunflower) daily--also know as oil pulling can provide many healthy benefits.
Oil pulling, also known as "kavala" or "gundusha" is an ancient Ayurvedic technique started in India thousands of years ago. It was reintroduced in the 1990's by Dr. F. Karach. This dental technique involves swishing a tablespoon of organic coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes daily. When swishing, the oil draws out toxins and cuts through the plaque and removes toxins. The oil pulling is considered safe and does not harm or destroy teeth or gums.
Those who practice this technique claim many benefits of this daily routine including, help with skin conditions, whiter teeth, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormonal imbalance, infections, liver problems, etc.
Consider swishing each day to increase your oral health and aid your overall health. This ancient method is still beneficial today and a simple routine to add to your day. Contact your provider if you have questions on the benefits to your own personal health.