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OIL PULLING: An Important Adjunct for Oral Health and Detoxification

An unhealthy mouth, like the gut, is marked by an imbalance in the microbiome. Some oral diseases are triggered by a disproportionately heavy microbial load. This will manifest as toothaches, oral pain, gum swelling, bleeding, bad breath, sore throat or cracked lips. It is often beneficial to “reset” our oral system through detoxification and disrupt the growth of disease-causing microbiomes. Oil pulling is a very effective and natural method to achieve this.

Oil pulling is a holistic method of managing oral plaques and infections. The treatment dates to ancient India. Oil pulling works by drawing out and breaking down the microbes from all areas of the mouth. Research has shown that oil pulling decreases the colony count of microbes, which reduces toxins and strain on the body. It is a very simple method to decrease infection and inflammation in the mouth, which ultimately improves overall health.

Bionica Naturals' Oil Pulling Blend uses the anti-inflammatory effects of sesame and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oils, along with the antiseptic effect of essential oils to fully detox and decrease microbial load. This alleviates toothaches, bad breath and bleeding gums. It’s important to note that oil pulling does not replace the other important aspects of healthy oral care—brushing, 
flossing and routine visits to the dentist.

Bionica Naturals ( line of holistic oral care products was founded by biological dentist Udoka Holinbeck, DDS. Holinbeck is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. She practices wellness dentistry at Bionica Dental Wellness, 2566 Sun Valley Dr., Delafield, 262-337-9745.