Many people don’t realize that their mouths serve an important role in their bodies’ waste removal system and overall detoxification.
Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine are based on the concept that the health of your mouth mirrors your total body health, and your overall health is reflected in your oral health. Even a traditional heart specialist may refer a patient to a dentist for care, so it’s not an unreasonable concept.
Your body’s waste removal is especially active at night when your saliva production drops during sleep. In fact, that slimy, coated feeling you sometimes notice when you wake up is one sign that it’s doing its job!
First thing in the morning is the prime time to clean your mouth of your body’s wastes. And one of the most effective ways of doing it is through oil pulling – an ancient practice of swishing oil in your mouth to remove wastes, reduce normal plaque accumulation, freshen breath, and support the health of your gums and mouth.
Coconut oil by itself can be chunky when temperatures fall below 76 degrees – not always a pleasant experience when placed directly in your mouth! For Dr Mercolas Certified Organic Coconut Oil Oral Rinse, they have combined Certified Organic Coconut Oil with its valuable component, MCT oil, to create the perfect consistency oil for pulling.
Whether you use the Certified Organic Coconut Oil Oral Rinse for “pulling” for a comprehensive mouth cleansing or for just a quick mouth freshener when you’re short on time, it deserves a key spot in your overall oral health program.