Oil pulling or “kavala” or “gundusha” as it is known in the Ayurveda medicine, is an ancient dental technique which involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for about 15-20 minutes. This process flushes out toxins from the body and improves your oral and general health. The oil pulling technique is especially helpful for detoxifying your teeth and gums, and whitening your teeth at the same time.
People who have tried the technique say that it also helps with skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormonal imbalance, infections, etc. However, the oil pulling technique primarily improves your oral health. Try the method we’ll describe below and get rid of dental tartar, bad breath and plaque forever!
How to perform the technique?
You can perform oil pulling easily – just put a couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil (coconut, sesame, olive oil) in your mouth and swish it around for 20 minutes, then spit out and rinse with water. The method works best when performed in the morning before breakfast or coffee, or in the evening right before going to bed.
Put 1-2 teaspoons of a vegetable oil of your choice in your mouth then swish it for 20 minutes before spitting it out and rinsing with lukewarm water. During the swishing, the oil should become thicker and milky and should be creamy white when you spit it out. After rinsing your mouth with water, brush your teeth as usual.
The process will be a little difficult at first, but you will get used to it after a couple of minutes. Regularly using the technique will help you have a whiter and brighter smile in only a week!