Why it works: Oil pulling is an age-old Ayurvedic remedy that heals bleeding gums and strengthens them. It is an effective detoxification process that removes bacteria, prevents plaque and promotes healthy gums by creating a sterile environment.
How it works: Take two teaspoons of organic sesame oil or organic coconut oil and swish in the mouth for 20 minutes. Note that the timing is important as this is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria. Spit out the oil (to a trash can) and rinse your mouth well with warm salt water afterwards.
The self cure remedy of Oil pulling for the care and relief of Gingivitis has an effectiveness score of 3.2 and a popularity score of 14 on the self-cure system.