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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2013, Volume : 6, Issue : 12
First page : ( 1400) Last page : ( 1401)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.

Oil Pulling and Oral Health: A Review

Swathi R.1,*, Geetha R.V.2

1III year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai -77

2Faculty, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai -77

*Corresponding Author E-mail: swathirchandran@gmail.com

Online published on 31 January, 2014.


Oil pulling has been proven an effective remedy against dental caries, gingivitis and plaque. The mouth contains a wide variety of bacteria, but only a few specific species of bacteria are believed to cause dental caries. Preventing oral diseases is a difficult task. Oil pulling is effective against dental caries, gingivitis, plaque formation. This article acknowledges the importance of oil pulling for maintaining a proper oral health. Oil pulling is an age – old remedy that uses natural substances to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It has the added effect of whitening teeth naturally and evidence even shows that it is beneficial in improving gums and removing harmful bacteria.



Oil pulling, oral health, Dental caries prevention, gingivitis.


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