Dr. David's

Pearls of Wisdom

Everyone has bacteria in the mouth. Even people who have beautiful, straight, white teeth. When there is bacteria in the mouth, it is not only in the mouth. The bacteria in the mouth migrates throughout the body. Many studies have shown that bacteria is also to blame for a lot of arthritis and is linked to Alzheimer’s. The great news is that oil pulling can help get rid of many toxins not only into the mouth but in the entire body. Whatever happens in the mouth is connected to the whole body.

How does it work?

You will want to use about 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil. You will place the oil in the mouth and as it heats up to the temperature in the mouth it will go from solid to liquid. You will then begin swishing it around in the mouth. Try 5-10 minutes to start then work your way up to 20 minutes. When you are oil pulling, never swallow it. All the toxins that are pulled out of the body are now going to be in the oil so be sure to spit out into the trash. Never spit into the sink or toilet because as an oil, it can clog pipes.

Why coconut oil?

  • Antimicrobial can kill dental disease
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Speeds up tissue healing
  • Pleasant taste

How often should I oil pull?

Oil pulling can be done daily. It is not to replace routine brushing and flossing. Finding 20 minutes in the business of the day is the biggest challenge. Most people will do it while taking a shower, getting ready for work, reading or while surfing the internet. Whatever time you can dedicate to oil pulling daily will be very beneficial to your health!

Some changes that you will notice are…

  • Reduces plaque
  • Reduces periodontal disease
  • Reduces pocket depth
  • Tightens gums
  • Freshens breath
  • Whiter teeth

You may notice other changes in the body as early as oil pulling for just a couple of days!