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Oil Pulling: An Ancient Practice for a Modern Time

@inproceedings{Bekeleski2012OilPA,
  title={Oil Pulling: An Ancient Practice for a Modern Time},
  author={G. M. Bekeleski and G. McCombs and W. Melvin},
  year={2012}
}
The practice of oil pulling or oil swishing is a time-honored Indian folk remedy that involves swishing edible oil in the mouth for oral and systemic health benefits. Oil pulling offers a naturalistic approach to oral health care for a growing body of individuals who desire alternative and complementary medicine. The purpose of this paper was to summarize published research on the effectiveness of oil pulling on oral health. Literature was retrieved from 1992-2011 through databases including… Expand

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References

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Mechanism of oil-pulling therapy - in vitro study.
TLDR
The myth that the effect of oil-pulling therapy on oral health was just a placebo effect has been broken and there are clear indications of possible saponification and emulsification process, which enhances its mechanical cleaning action. Expand
Effect of Oil Pulling on Plaque and Gingivitis
TLDR
Oil pulling is having dental benefits and holds a chance to be added to other oral hygiene measures, according to this study, which monitors its safety on oral soft and hard tissues. Expand
Effect of oil pulling on halitosis and microorganisms causing halitosis: a randomized controlled pilot trial.
TLDR
Comparisons of the pre and post therapy values of plaque and modified gingival index score showed a statistically significant difference, and oil pulling therapy has been equally effective like chlorhexidine on halitosis and organisms, associated with Halitosis. Expand
Effect of oil pulling on plaque induced gingivitis: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study.
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The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in theaques of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis. Expand
Effect of oil pulling on Streptococcus mutans count in plaque and saliva using Dentocult SM Strip mutans test: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study.
TLDR
Oil pulling can be used as an effective preventive adjunct in maintaining and improving oral health and is compared with that of chlorhexidine mouthwash. Expand
Efficacy of a 2-phase oil: water mouthrinse in controlling oral malodor, gingivitis, and plaque.
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Dramatic improvements were observed in parameters associated with malodor, periodontal health, plaque accumulation, and microbial levels in both groups, suggesting that the 2-phase mouthrinse is superior to the control Mouthrinse in long-term reduction of oral malodor. Expand
Toothbrushing with vegetable oil: a clinical and laboratorial analysis.
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It was concluded that if the dental industry replaces abrasive by vegetable oil in dentifrices, these will be more effective in maintaining oral health and will cause less dental abrasion. Expand
Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria
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The process of oil-pulling reduced the susceptibility of a host to dental caries and Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilu were found to be moderately sensitive to the sesame oil. Expand
A study to assess the effects of a new detergent-free, olive oil formulation dentifrice in vitro and in vivo.
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The results suggest that the experimental olive oil containing paste has potential value in the inhibition of plaque. Expand
Bacterial growth inhibition and short-term clinical efficacy of a vegetable oil-based mouthrinse: preliminary study.
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The efficacy of such a rinse, though less than of chlorhexidine-based products, turned out comparable to several other commercially available products with a reasonable potential in maintaining a low gingival index. Expand
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