How Often Should You Oil Pull?

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It’s recommended that you perform oil pulling once per day, every day. Doing this on a regular basis can help prevent oral health problems by removing harmful bacteria from your mouth. However, don’t do it more than once daily, as it can cause tiredness or soreness of the jaws.

Do note that oil pulling should never replace brushing or flossing. Instead, it should be considered an addition to your standard oral hygiene routine. Remember that it will not replace professional dental care; you should still see your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.

How much time should you spend on oil pulling?

It’s best to exactly follow the instructions-- some oil pulling products recommend swishing for 20 minutes at each session. Others may only require five to 10 minutes daily to be effective. Here at Terra & Co. we recommend starting with 2-3 minutes. Each one is different-- so be mindful of the product you are using.

When and how should you perform oil pulling?

Experts generally recommend doing your oil pulling routine in the morning. It can be a refreshing way to start the day. You may be instructed to use about one teaspoon of oil. Avoid using too much, as you may find it difficult to swish around a large mouthful for even 2-3 minutes. If you do find that you’ve taken too much, spit it out, put a smaller amount into your mouth, and resume swishing.

After you’re done swishing, spit the oil into the trash to avoid clogging the pipes.  Remember-- oil pulling is an excellent way to restore your mouth’s healthy microbiome.

What should I do if my jaws get tired?

If your jaws get tired from oil pulling once daily, you may be swishing too hard. It isn’t necessary to vigorously move the product around your mouth as if it were a fluoride-based mouth rinse. Instead, use slow, gentle movements. Gently push and suck the oil through your teeth.

Try natural, sustainably made coconut oil for oil pulling

At Terra & Co., we believe that health and beauty products should be sustainable, natural, and cruelty-free. Our Brilliant Black Oil Pulling contains activated charcoal sustainably sourced from coconut husks. Made in the U.S.A., this product is a powerful blend of teeth whitening ingredients with a refreshing peppermint taste. Plus, coconut oil naturally has antimicrobial properties to restore the microbiome in your mouth, and the vitamin E oil relieves irritated gum tissue. Try our natural oil pulling solution today!


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