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Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice that Sonam Kapoor used to maintain her oral hygiene while pregnant

Keeping one's gums and teeth healthy is easier with the support of the common Ayurvedic oil-pulling technique. Pregnant women who experience sensitive gums and teeth can benefit from it. Learn the purpose of this technique and why it is safe for pregnant women.

BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Nov 19, 2022 01:37 AM IST

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Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic practice that Sonam Kapoor used to maintain her oral hygiene while pregnant

New mother Sonam Kapoor recently posted some helpful pregnancy advice on her Instagram account. She discussed her own experience and disclosed that, like many other pregnant women, she experienced sensitive gums and teeth.


She published a photo on Instagram discussing using "oil pulling" to eliminate unpleasant odors when pregnant. Considering what oil pulling is? This article will tell you everything you need to know about this typical Ayurvedic practice and why it is suitable for oral hygiene, especially for pregnant women.

Oil pulling: What is it?

Oil pulling, a traditional Ayurvedic remedy used by Indians, requires the patient to swirl or move the oil in their mouth and then spit it out. More than thirty systemic illnesses are considered curable when used frequently and by directions.

As a result of the adverse effects of modern pharmaceuticals and oral hygiene products, people are becoming more attracted to complementary and traditional techniques. Oil pulling has several benefits for oral health

How does oil pulling work?

When empty in the early morning before breakfast, a spoonful of oil is swished about the mouth for around 20 minutes. Every tooth is "pulled" and pushed into contact with the oil by swishing it about the mouth. If everything is done correctly, the thick oil will turn milky white and thinner following this action. It then spits out, followed by a thorough mouthwash with warm, clean saline water or tap water, tooth brushing regularly, or tooth cleaning with fingers.

Advantages of oil pulling

By destroying dangerous germs and strengthening your gums, teeth, and jaw, oil pulling can help eliminate foul odors, cavities, and tooth decay. Sunflower oil can also enhance oral hygiene, as Sonam did with sesame, olive, and coconut oils.

Can you use oil pulling when pregnant?

Since oil pulling includes spitting out the oils in the mouth, doctors have said it is safe for pregnant women. It also discusses the issue of sensitive gums or other gum conditions that affect nursing or pregnant women.

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