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Spring Cleaning Naturally With An Oil Pulling Method

St. Peters MO General Dentist

Spring is here! Can you smell it? If you take a deep breath in, you may be able to get a scent of the dogwoods blooming all over our beautiful state of Missouri. The birds are out and chirping, and being outdoors to experience all of this in the warmer weather is delightful. Spring sparks feelings of newness and life.

As nature is preparing for spring, have you started preparing as well? Many begin a spring-cleaning of the house, making all surfaces brighter, whiter and clean. How about your mouth? Have you ever considered a deep spring-cleaning of your mouth? After a long winter, it may be time to brush up on your mouth cleansing routines for a fresh new start.

One way to experience this deep cleaning and cleansing is through an oil pulling method. This method uses coconut oil to naturally clean your mouth. It contains Vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant, and can serve as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent as well. It also contains Vitamin A, which is good for the immune system.

The method for using oil pulling is simple.

  1. Take about a teaspoon of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth. Coconut oil is thick, so it may take a few seconds to dissolve.
  2. Give it a 5-minute swish at first. Ideally you should do it for 20 minutes, but start small and work your way up in increments.
  3. Dispose of your oil in the trashcan to avoid clogging your sink.
  4. Rinse your mouth out with water.
  5. Brush

At Cardinal Dental, we want to discuss all of your dental needs with you, Come see us today, and happy spring to you!

Posted on behalf of Cardinal Dental