Hey guys, it’s Carrie with oralhealthcoaching.com and carrieibbetson.com, and for those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m a dental hygienist by trade, an oral health coach by passion, and I make online videos that help you get better results. Today, I want to talk about oil pulling and why some of the things that you can use can either really help the good bacteria thrive and the pH is controlled, or not, which is why I like to recommend xylitol for oil pulling.
So when you put oil in your mouth and you start to move it all around, what you’re trying to do is really get solutions in between the nooks and crannies and get into areas that you can’t necessarily clean with your toothbrush or with your mouth rinse.
So what you’re trying to do is really force that fluid in between your teeth and around your gums and then also gargle with. Make sure if you haven’t seen my video about the difference between rinsing and gargling that you watch that, because it’ll show you how you can gargle, but instead of using oil, I would love to see you guys pulling with xylitol crystals.
Why is because of what it does. The bacteria that puts out the sticky matrix that starts that biofilm which starts the whole process of pH issues and cavities feeds off of sugar. Xylitol is a sugar that doesn’t give the bacteria any nutrients, so it starves it, which is what kills it. Without that sticky matrix, the other bacteria doesn’t come in, so when you’re pulling with xylitol, you are coating your teeth, in between your teeth, with that really amazing, sweet sugar that actually starves bacteria instead of feeds it. So it pH neutralizes naturally, it helps to coat the teeth with really good saliva that’s healthy for cleaning and remineralizing, and it’s super-easy to do.
How to Do Xylitol Pulling
So what you would do is you would just take xylitol crystals and you replace it with your oil. So literally, you’re just going to want to take up to a teaspoon if you can, work up to it, because again, when you put this stuff in your mouth, what you’re going to notice is your thin saliva is going to start flowing really quickly. Then it’ll dissolve those crystals and you can really use those and move those all around your mouth.
Make sure that when those crystals are in your mouth that you’re getting in there and getting your tongue up into your teeth and really trying to clean everything. It’s a super-easy way to do what you need to do in order to get your mouth healthy.
So I hope that’s helpful for you. It’s really going to help with your pH control. It’s going to help with your cavity control. It’s going to help to feed that good bacteria while you’re starving that bad bacteria, and it’s going to help you control those cavities and reverse the ones that reversible.
Hopefully, that’s helpful for you. If you’ve got questions, I’ve got answers. Leave them in the comment section below, let me know how I can help you, and when you try the xylitol, make sure you let me know what you think of it. Thanks for being here and until next time, I’ll see you soon. Bye.