What is oil pulling?

Oil pulling involves swishing natural oil around in the mouth for 10-20 minutes to draw out toxins, then spitting it out. Then the teeth need to be brushed and the mouth rinsed.

What type of oil should I use?

The recommended oils include cold pressed sesame, sunflower, coconut and olive oil.

How does oil pulling help teeth?

Oil pulling is said to make teeth stronger and gums healthier. However it is not an instant cure and it can take several days of oil pulling to see dental results.

How often and when should I oil pull?

It's a good idea to do it first thing in the morning and at least four hours after a meal. Most people do it once per day but you can try it more if you wish.

Can I use oil pulling during pregnancy?

Yes. You'd normally have oil as part of your diet anyway, and this oil is being spat out, not ingested.

Does oil pulling relieve morning sickness?

No, it can make you feel more sick.