Monday, 22 April 2019

Important Things To Know About Oil Pulling

Oil pulling has gain popularity among the health circles recently. A majority of people believe oil pulling to be quite beneficial for the dental health from a number of perspectives.

Practice of Oil pulling dates back to 3000 years ago. It was widely practiced in ancient India. The practice is mainly concerned with the swishing of oil in the mouth for 20 minutes. It is believed that oil pulls out toxins from the mouth’s tissues and performs whitening of the teeth at the same time. Some people believe that oil pulling doesn’t only prevent tooth decay but also reverses it to some extent. Many people suggest that oil pulling can actually help in the overall health.

The matter of fact is that there are several studies which suggest the reduction of tooth decay cases in India. Nevertheless, some dentist and health professionals suggest that swishing water in the mouth for 20 minutes reduce the risk of tooth decay in the same manner as in the case of swishing oil. In other words, they suggest that there is no difference between swishing oil and swishing water.

Dentists, however, agree that oil pulling can be a good alternate to the use of mouthwash. Nevertheless, you have to make sure that you are not skipping the brushing and flossing just because you are swishing oil in your mouth. Surveys suggest that people who got some benefits from oil pulling actually replaced the use of traditional mouthwashes with oil pulling practice; and that they had kept on brushing and flossing their teeth in normal way. It means that it’s only the use of mouthwash which can be replaced with oil pulling. The oil pulling shouldn’t be continued at the cost of brushing and flossing of teeth.

Some advocates of oil pulling suggest that it is OK to replace brushing and flossing with oil pulling. However, dentists suggest strictly against it. If you look at the practice of oil pulling, you will be convinced about the fact that this practice cannot practically clean interdental areas. Oil pulling may be able to prevent the buildup of plaque but it certainly cannot remove the plaque. For the removal of plaque, you will have to use abrasive dental cleaning items.

Now, people claim about oil pulling to be helpful in preventing or treating issues like asthma, migraine and certain skin disorders. The claims may be right but it is not actually due to the direct impact of oil pulling. anything you do to maintain your oral health will benefit your overall health.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

What’s the Best Way of Keeping My Teeth Clean?

I frequently get asked what's the most ideal way to clean my teeth, what's the best sort of toothbrush or floss, do I have to floss, how would I floss, what's the best toothpaste and so forth. Brushing and flossing are crucial if you need to keep your gums healthy. After all what’s the purpose of having immaculate straight white teeth if your gums are so bad to the point that in the end you will wind up losing your teeth.

Preventing is much better than a cure. When it comes oral cleanliness, prevention is an absolute necessity.


With regards to brushing there are some essential rules that you ought to follow:
  • Brush for 2 minutes
  • Brush twice every day
  • Use a good quality toothpaste
  • Clean all your teeth – bear in mind the ones in the back
  • Brush your gums and also your teeth
  • Brush after breakfast and before bed
  • Try not to brush too hard
  • Change your toothbrush frequently i.e. after three months

However the vast majority just brush once per day and when they do, they brush too hard and not for a considerable length of time. The normal time spent brushing is roughly 20 seconds. 20 seconds of brushing isn't sufficient time to get rid of plaque from your teeth.

Plaque is a sticky substance made up of bacteria and food particles that should be brushed over several times before it separates from the tooth surface. Any plaque that you don't get rid of properly will begin to set from the minerals in your spit making a hard layer that is solidly clung to your teeth called tartar. This is the stuff that your dentist removes for you during a dental clean up or scaling.


Like it or not flossing is a vital part of good oral hygiene. Your toothbrush can not reach every nook of your teeth where loads of debris of food is stuck. Flossing with brushing enables you to clean every surface of your tooth. About 40% of your tooth surfaces aren’t in your toothbrush’s reach.

It is advised to floss once per day, ideally after dinner or just before bed to prevent plague build up.

The Benefits of Flossing
Flossing has a number of advantages:
  • Bad breath
  • Cavities
  • Tartar build up
  • Gum disease       
  • Diseases linked to poor oral health- heart disease, diabetes, stroke and even cancers.