Oil Pulling

Oil

 

There are a few patients who has inquired about this ancient Indian practice claims to work miracles in fighting gum disease, cavities and making teeth whiter. We have been hearing more and more about this via many websites and blogs.

For those of you who are wondering what we are talking about, this piece on Skeptoid summarizes it all.

Because this practice do not seem to pose any significant harm if done; for those of you who are doing this may continue to do so. But due to lack of sound scientific evidences our advise would be, to do this in addition to and not to replace this with your currently recommended oral hygiene regime of brushing 2 minutes 2 times a day, and flossing once a day.

Here is American Dental Association’s current recommendation on this topic. We hope that this information is helpful to those who wanted to learn more.

 

 

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