Mouthwash of oil vs gingivitis

Brush your teeth, floss and see the dentist on a regular basis are important aspects in the prevention of gingivitis. If your teeth are not properly brushed and cleaned with daily floss to eliminate bacterial plaque, gingivitis occurs and you can lose your teeth.

In addition to an adequate oral hygiene and from regular check-ups to the dentist, there are things you can do to treat and / or prevent gingivitis, such as mouth rinses of oil, known in English as "oil pulling.

The medical benefits of this practice are not scientifically proven, but the procedure certainly helps you improve the health of your gums and teeth. In addition, there are those who say it helps regulate hormones in women, improves the skin and helps with sleep disorders.

Therefore, if you want to experiment with this technique, we tell you how you can use it and take advantage of it:

Dissolve in a cup of warm water any of the following oils: canola, sunflower or sesame and mix 30 grams with 10 drops of tea tree oil, 6 drops of myrrh oil, 3 drops of lemon oil or 1 drop of mint oil.

Without swallowing or gargling, run the oil through your mouth as doing light "swish" for 15 minutes. If you get tired, you are forcing your jaw a lot and you have to slow it down.

At the beginning it is common that you do not hold so much time with the oil in your mouth, but with the passage of the days you can go increasing minutes to your routine. It is very important that you do not swallow the oil.

Once you finish spit (many sites recommend that you do it in the toilet) and rinse well with water.

In addition to doing the above, you can alternate and apply hot and cold compresses on your face to reduce the inflammation of the gums caused by gingivitis. Do this several times a day to get better results, but never leave out the correct oral hygiene .

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