Patients ask, “Should I brush my teeth after oil pulling”

Oil pulling for dental health is a long-standing method. It has recently gained exposure as more people (and celebrities) learn about the practice. Below, Dr. Rose provides tips for the oil pulling practice, including the ever popular question about whether patients should brush before or after the practice.

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While oil pulling can be performed at any time of the day, many people suggest that it works best first thing in the morning or at least two to three hours after eating to ensure that the individual has an empty stomach. You do not need to brush your teeth before oil pulling as the practice will remove food and bacteria from the mouth. However, it is important to brush afterwards to ensure that all of the toxins that are drawn out of the mouth are removed.

If it feels weird, keep going. There’s no right or wrong way to oil pull. Simply use a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish away. You can take a shower, read, send emails, or perform light household duties while oil pulling to make the time go faster. Most people suggest pulling for approximately 20 minutes. While it may take some time to build up to the 20 minutes, it’s important that you aim to gradually build up the time that you are oil, pulling each day. This will ensure that the oil reaches every nook and cranny of your mouth and that all the bacteria and toxins are removed. If it feels hard to swish around the oil, you may be using too much. Next time you try it, use a little bit less oil.

Oil pulling has many health benefits. Not only does it improve your oral health and whiten your teeth, it can also improve the health of your gums, reduce your risk of cavities, and improve bad breath. It can also improve your overall health and wellness as it draws toxins out of the body.

Please also see Dr Mercola on oil pulling for further detailed information: 

If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your smile and your oral health, consider oil pulling. For more information about this practice or other holistic dental practices call the Smile in Style office today. Our team believes in treating the entire patient, not just his or her mouth. Therefore we’re committed to only using safe materials and necessary treatments. For more information, call our office in Sunbury 03 8001 6021 or in Moonee Ponds 03 8400 4104.

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  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
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  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
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