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Posted by F on 06/17/2007

i heard about oil pulling on earthclinic.com and am immensely interested in it. however i have a few questions on the subject : i'm trying desperately to improve my oral health especially my receding gums so would like to know the following : 1) how effective is organic sunflower oil compared to other oils as i read that it's the best tasting oil but is it effective enough? 2) i should be using the organic version of the oil and not the cooking oil variant, right ? ( i saw both organic sunflower oil and also the cooking sunflower oil so i'm confused........) 3) should i brush my teeth before or after oil pulling ? hope to hear from you soonest, thanks.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

1) how effective is organic sunflower oil compared to other oils as i read that it's the best tasting oil but is it effective enough?

Usually the refined ones are best in pulling out toxins. Generally the refined sunflower oil are used.

2) i should be using the organic version of the oil and not the cooking oil variant, right ? ( i saw both organic sunflower oil and also the cooking sunflower oil so i'm confused........)

A cooking oil variant would be preferable to swishing, while an organic one is preferable for eating. The reason is a refined oil is better in pulling out toxins than an organic one. While an organic ones are more healthy if you eat it.

3) should i brush my teeth before or after oil pulling ?

Brush teeth. Oil pulling. Brush teeth again. This minimizes the toxins that are created because of the oil pulling. In some cases, adding the peppermint oil to the sunflower oils helps by neutralizing them during the oil pull.


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