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Oil pulling has been in the news on and off. Does oil pulling really work? Oil pulling is done using edible oil and swishing it in the mouth for 1 to 5 minutes and up to 20 minutes or longer.

Is oil pulling good for your mouth?

According to the ADA mouth healthy website, there are no reliable scientific studies to show that oil pulling reduces cavities, whitens teeth or improves oral health and well-being. Based on the lack of scientific evidence, the American Dental Association does not recommend oil pulling as a dental hygiene practice. The ADA continues to recommend that to maintain good dental health you brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste and floss between your teeth once a day and don’t use tobacco.

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According to a new article published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, there was more bacteria found on a solid head toothbrush in comparison to a hollow headed tooth brush. How do you find out the type? Check the power brush head replacement label and it will let you know. The article can be found at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/281731.php

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