Oil pulling or also known as “gundusha” or “kavala” is an ancient Ayuverdic dental technique which involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in the mouth on an empty stomach for 15-20 minutes. This is an extremely effective way of cleansing the body from toxins and improving oral and overall health.
By the breakdown of the food substances in the mouth, it causes the foul smell and also by the poor dental hygiene and tobacco use. Many simple home remedies are available and from this source, you can treat bad breath.
Drinking more water is the first important remedy for oral treatment. Water provides the moisture to increase the saliva. If the mouth is in the dry condition means it will lead to the growth of the bacteria. Due to heavy exercise, there will be a loss of water and it leads to the dehydration and the rapid breath increases the dryness of the mouth. Therefore by staying in the hydrated form, you can avoid the bad breath and the plaque.
By using the Himalayan salt mixed with the water you can gargle in the early morning and it helps to eliminate the harmful bacteria which is present in the throat.
Consume of yogurt which contains the useful bacteria called lactobacillus fight against the bad bacteria in the gut.
It is especially beneficial for detoxifying the teeth and gums and whitening of your teeth at the same time.
People who have tried this technique claim that it helps in treating skin conditions, arthritis, headaches, asthma, infections, hormonal imbalance, etc.
How to perform the technique?
Oil pulling is a very simple technique. All you need to do is put a couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil (coconut, sesame, olive oil) in your mouth and swish it around for about 20 minutes. Then, spit it out and wash your mouth with water. For best results, do the procedure in the morning on an empty stomach, or in the evening before going to bed.
Put 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil of your choice in your mouth and swish for 20 minutes. During the swishing, the oil should become thicker and milky, and creamy white when you spit it out. Then, wash your mouth with lukewarm water and brush your teeth as usual.
You may find it a bit difficult at first, but you`ll get used to it after a few minutes. Repeat the procedure regularly and you will have whiter and brighter teeth after just one week.