Coconut Oil Pulling Benefits and How to Do Oil Pulling | Dr. Josh Axe


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here. Today, I’m going to
show you how to do oil pulling, and this is something that’s not just a hot, trendy thing
right now. This has been done and had major benefits
for thousands of years. It’s used today in India and Asia all the time for your oral
health. You may be wondering, well what exactly is oil pulling? Oil pulling is taking oil, typically sesame
oil, olive oil, or coconut oil, and swishing it back and forth between your teeth. The
health benefits are it can actually help heal and cure tooth decay. It’s been shown to help heal bleeding gums.
It’s been shown to naturally whiten your teeth, strengthen your jaw muscles, and overall cleanse
your mouth and even support weight loss, some people claim. The truth is this, I was talking to a really
well known dentist recently and he was telling me that, and this is true from all the medical
research, that the health of your mouth, the bacteria in your mouth, correlates with the
health of the rest of your body. So by healing your mouth and improving your
oral health you can actually improve the health of your entire body. In fact, periodontal
disease, or gingivitis or bad bacteria buildup within your mouth, is an indicator that you
are at higher risk of heart disease. Again, it’s very, very important that you’re
cleansing not just your body but your oral cavity in your mouth on a regular basis. This
is also a great thing to do to naturally freshen up your breath and give you a glowing smile. So here is how you’re going to do oil pulling.
You’re basically going to take two teaspoons of, I like coconut oil. Now, I like coconut
oil over other oils because it has antifungal and antimicrobial properties so it will kill
off any of that bad bacteria that’s in your mouth and also support the growth of good
bacteria. So you’re going to do two teaspoons in your
mouth. You’re going to swish it in-between your teeth. Don’t overdo it. You’ll make your
mouth sore. Lightly swish it in-between your teeth for about 10 to 20 minutes. I’m not
going to do that here on this video, I’m going to do it for about 10 to 20 seconds, but typically
you want to do it 10 to 20 minutes. That may seem like a long time but if you
do it while you’re in the shower, that’s a great time to do it. That’ll be five minutes
alone. Even if you can do just that five minutes, it is still greatly beneficial. So do it while you’re in the shower, do it
while you’re reading at night, you can do it while you’re just kind of getting ready
in the morning. But doing oil pulling as I said, doesn’t have
to be complicated, about 10 to 20 minutes. Afterwards, you’re going to spit out the oil
in a cup or in the trashcan and then after that you’re going to rinse your mouth out
with water and then, finally, you’re going to brush your teeth as normal. So I’m going
to demonstrate here how this would work. And again, you’re going to first take here,
I’m going to get a big loaded tablespoon or teaspoon here of coconut oil and I’m going
to put it in my mouth, kind of chew on it for a minute and then swish it. I’m going
to do it for about 20 seconds so I guess I’ll have to be quiet here. You can see me chewing
here. It’ll melt within about 15 seconds. Now, I’m going to start to swish. Do that for 10 to 20 minutes, spit it out,
and then the next thing you’re going to do is get some water and swish this in-between
your teeth. Finally, you’ll brush your teeth as normal. and I guarantee, do this even if it’s just
five minutes, ideally 10 to 20, but your mouth will feel so clean. You’re killing bad bacteria,
you’re whitening your teeth, you’re getting fresher breath. One other thing you can do in your oil pulling
if you want to get additional benefits, is add along with the coconut oil five drops
of essential oils. You can do essential oil of frankincense which actually helps support
immunity. You can do a lavender, which helps your gums. You can also do something like tea tree oil
or a blend that has cloves in it or cinnamon, which actually can help kill off bad bacteria
as well. Doing a little essential oils with the coconut is something else you can do together. But just simply coconut oil, I recommend doing
this two weeks straight every day and then after that, twice a week. If you do that you’re
going to bring your dental and oral health to the next level.

99 thoughts on “Coconut Oil Pulling Benefits and How to Do Oil Pulling | Dr. Josh Axe

  1. I have started this method 6 months ago. It was hard the first few weeks, I could barely do it for 5 minutes but it got better and now I can do it for 30 minutes. What I notice is that my theet are whiter,my gums stronger and I don't know if it is a rare occurrence but it clean up the mucus a lot.

  2. The first time I tried, I could do it only for 10 minutes because I felt like nausea. Is it just normal for the first day?

  3. 2 more minutes to goooooo!! I dk why I'm still on this video lol I've been moving from my chair to the sink to spit out excess saliva and oil during this process lol

  4. I kno this is about teeth whitening and care but it has helped with gum discomfort in my mouth from too much sweets, sodas and spicy foods. After just a week of doing this I have seen a significant improvement. So amazing i had to share. Hoepfully someone reads this and it helps them. Please note this is also in addition to cutting out sodas entirely and only drinking water and an occasional drink whenever.

  5. Dude, swishing oil in your mouth will make your teeth whiter and remove sores, but it does not boost your overall health. There's no scientific evidence for that.

  6. support weight loss? come on now. Also….strengthen your JAW? Dude you are no doctor. Oil pulling with coconut oil does not strengthen your jaw. Chewing might.

  7. OK so answer me this. Since your mouth is such an important part of your bodily health.. WHY is it considered a separate part of you when it comes to insurance? Shouldn't it all be considered under the umbrella of your standard health insurance?

  8. Oil Pulling(known as Gandusha in Ayurveda) was first mentioned by Sushruta in Sushruta Samhita about 3000 years back. Sushruta was also known as the Father of Surgery and taught the world Plastic surgery, cataract removal, rhinoplasty etc. Sushruta Samhita was translated into Arabic sometime around 7th century AD and from their into English.

  9. Hi just a couple of questions when should I do oil pulling ? Should I do oil pulling before brushing or after? Also will oil pulling reduce the amount of Fluoride in your teeth since it’s pulling everything from your teeth? Thanks

  10. First time only lasted 5 minutes I will continue practicing. How do u not swallow while doing this for real.

  11. I had tooth decay and receeding gyms so bad you could see the roots of my teeth. After doing this for 1 week my guns had drastically improved and tooth pain gone I Love Dr. Axe

  12. Thanks Dr. Axe going to try this now. Went to the dentist today after having chemo 2 years ago. My teeth are ruined. They want to inject my gums with antibiotics and charge me $5,000. and scrape my gums. I sure hope this works. Also can you tell me where to buy essential oils that I can ingest? I have some that say do not ingest. Thank you

  13. When is best to oil pull, in the morning after you've eaten and then brush your teeth or before you've eaten? And what order should you eat, oil pull and brush your teeth?

  14. I can't manage it early morning so i m doing it at night. My teeth still feels fresh and clean though. So doctor Axe does it have same effect oil pulling at night as it has in the morning or I m missing the benefits 🤔

  15. Very informative , thanks ! I'll be doing thins.. is it ok to oil pull AND active charcoal ? at different times of course..

  16. Honestly this oil pulling is amazing!!!! Every time I have plaque build up my gums go sore and I always go for the coconut oil pulling and within two weeks gum sensitivity is gone and plaque actually starts chipping off

  17. i just do the FULL 20 minutes. i want the MOST benefits! just keep yourself busy while doing it and that 20 minutes will go by a in a flash!

  18. Should we oil pull before we drink coffee or after?? also, where do i go to buy coconut oil and fluoride free toothpaste?

  19. Wow, I love how he only talks about how it makes you feel, and no scientific evidence about it. Studies have shown no benefits to oil pulling, and a side-effect of “lipoid pneumonia” which is a rare but dangerous condition, higher in people that oil pull, where fat particles enter the lungs. Risks outweighs the non-benefits. DONT DO IT!

  20. Regular brushing and rinsing works just as well using baking soda; freshens breath and whitens teeth naturally.

  21. 55 seconds into this video and its PERMEATING with pseudoscience i cant believe people actually believe this

  22. Being sle patient after 20 years I started sweating after I stared oil pulling! Apart from oral benefits… thanks Dr Josh

  23. Hi. They say should do it first thing in the morning…what if, im doing apple cider vinegar and it needs to do on an empty stomach as well… which should I do first?

  24. Hi. They say should do it first thing in the morning…what if, im doing apple cider vinegar and it needs to do on an empty stomach as well… which should I do first?

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