Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a process of swishing coconut oil or sesame oil in the mouth for 20 minutes first thing after waking up and then spitting it out. It is an ayurvedic technique which claims to improve oral health and overall health.

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Will oil pulling and eating Calcium-rich diet help me in reducing cavities in teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, This is really embarrassing as I have 10 to 12 cavities in my teeth mostly in between two teeth but still I am developing new cavities now in front teeth. It seems like my full mouth is composite filled. I have healthy eating habits and not a sugar addict. Kindly suggest some measure ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you could start continuous brushing after every meals. Use dental floss to remove food stuck between teeth. Go to a dentist every 4 to 5 months and do cleaning of teeth to remove bacteria and plaque. See if you can get a toothpaste containing fl...  Read Full »

Shall I try oil pulling for gum pockets?

Query: Hi doctor, I was reading about oil pulling and wondered if I try it to cure my 6 mm gum pockets. If it could possibly clean the top of the gum pockets, then will the bacteria and tartar in the bottom worse the problem in the future? I have gum pockets of around 4 mm to 6 mm and an odd one with 9 mm....  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Oil pulling is an ayurveda method that removes toxins from the oral cavity and reduces the chances of plaque formation. Although, there are no confirmed reports. However, oil pulling cannot remove existing plaque and tartar especially that is deeper into gums that ultimat...  Read Full »

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