Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice, dating back thousands of year. It consists of using some form of oil (vegetable, coconut, olive, sunflower, sesame, etc.) and swishing it around in your mouth for 20 minutes.
Do this before you eat or drink anything in the morning, as it depends on digestive enzymes that work naturally to heal and clean the mouth.
Basically, you take your choice of oil and put about 1 tablespoon and swish it around in your mouth, gently. If your jaw gets tired or starts to hurt you're trying too hard!
(If you like, you can also add a few drops of an antibacterial
essential oil like oregano, spearmint, Thieves blend, etc. although it
is totally not necessary)
Spit the oil out, then rinse the mouth with warm salt water. Salt water rinsing isn’t
absolutely necessary, but is very helpful as an antimicrobial and to soothe any
inflammation and proven to be effective in rinsing out any toxins which may be left out in the mouth.
"Oil pulling isn’t a cure for specific conditions, but it’s generally a detoxifier and that tends to
help a wide range of issues. If your symptoms are due to emotional issues, for example, oil
pulling alone wouldn’t be the whole solution. That’s why we can’t really say that a particular
condition can be helped by oil pulling, because each condition can have many possible causes.
But OP usually has general benefits for most people."
Here is a list that oilpulling.com claims can be helped with oil pulling:
Back and Neck Pain
I personally have noticed whiter teeth, and Im currently using it as part of a process to get rid of a cavity. Ive seen plenty of articles claiming that oil pulling helps heal teeth as well as make them less sensitive! The only downside to this is the length of time it actually takes to see results!
For more on the subject of Oil Pulling refer to http://www.oilpulling.org/ and http://www.oilpulling.com/
Check out this girls account on Oil Pulling! IT was an amazing read!