Have you been suffering from dental issues lately? Do you get embarrassed due to your bad breath? If your answer is yes, you will learn about this fantastic Ayurvedic regimen here, which will help you deal with most of your dental issues and oral hygiene.

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Oil pulling (Gandusha) is an ancient Ayurvedic technique to detoxify teeth and gums. It is an essential part of Dinacharya (Ayurvedic day regimens) to improve your oral health. Oil pulling is an act of swishing oil inside the mouth which helps to support oral hygiene and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

This fantastic Ayurvedic regimen helps clean the bacteria from the mouth, whiten the teeth, nourish gums, and even cures tooth decay. In addition, regular practice helps to strengthen the jaw and mandible. 


Firstly, put one or two tablespoons of coconut oil or sesame oil into your mouth. Now, start pulling it in between your teeth and swishing inside your mouth. As you keep swishing the oil, it will get mixed with saliva and become thinner inside. Initially, you can practice oil pulling for a minimum of 5 minutes. Later, you can add a couple of minutes daily until you reach 15 minutes. Swishing oil for 10 to 15 minutes will mix the oil well with your saliva and make it thinner. You will start observing your mouth is full, which is entirely normal to feel. Now, spit it out into the trash and rinse your mouth with warm water. 

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Practice oil pulling after brushing teeth and cleaning your tongue with a tongue cleaner before having a meal. 

Sometimes people feel nausea after putting oil into their mouth. So, if you are also one among them, start oil pulling with one teaspoon coconut oil for one minute only. Later, you can increase the time gradually. 


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Oil pulling increases the mechanical pressure inside the oral cavity. It triggers the reflexes (pressoreceptors) present in the mouth. Due to this, it increases saliva inside the mouth. An enzyme (lysozyme) present in saliva prevents the production of bacteria. As a result, it helps prevent bad breath and maintain oral hygiene. So, making oil pulling a part of your morning routine can be valuable for your oral health.

Oil is chiefly used for this purpose because it removes the bacterias easily from interdental spaces. It also keeps the oral pH normal and removes the toxins from the mouth. As a result, oil pulling helps to boost oral hygiene.

Avoid alcohol-based mouthwash for oral hygiene:

Alcohol-based mouthwash can provide you temporary freshness inside the mouth, but later it leaves your mouth dry. Overuse of mouthwashes can even kill good bacteria inside the mouth. Due to this, harmful bacterias may take over and lead to infection.

Also, some mouthwashes contain acidic compounds which weaken teeth enamel. So, use it only with your dentist’s recommendation.


  • Do not swallow the swished oil. 
  • Avoid spitting in the basin; otherwise, it may clog the basin pipe.