Most supporters of Oil Pulling with tell you that oil pulling will pull toxins from the lining of your mouth and roots of your teeth, while cleansing from all bacteria growing in the mouth as well.
According to a study by the Indian Journal of Dental Health, ” Oil pulling has been used extensively as a traditional Indian folk remedy for many years for strengthening teeth, gums, and the jaw and to prevent decay, oral malodor, bleeding gums, dryness of the throat, and cracked lips.“ 1
The study that was done in the Journal focused on cavity, plaques, and levels of bacteria in the mouth. The control group used a mouth wash. The results: oil pulling cleansed the mouth and reduced plaques the same as the mouth wash. Those doing the study claimed that oil pulling was more time consuming, but less expensive and highly effective.