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Scientific Evidence Does Not Support Benefits Of Oil Pulling

Although the ancient, traditional folk remedy of oil pulling has experienced a resurgence in recent years as a way to improve oral health, there is no proof it actually does so. The American Dental Association's Science in the News states: "Based on the lack of currently available evidence, oil pulling is not recommended as a supplementary oral hygiene practice, and certainly not as a replacement for standard, time-tested oral health behaviors and modalities".
The ADA continues to recommend that to maintain good oral health, you brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoridated toothpaste and floss between your teeth once a day.
So the bottom line is, there still is no "magic bullet" to replace flossing!


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