What dental professionals need to know about the 'oil pulling' craze [VIDEO]

Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry was formerly the group editorial director for Advanstar Dental Media and has more than 15 years of experience in the dental publications field. You can follow him on Twitter (@kgh23).

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On a Google Hangout, Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, tells us what she has learned in her research about oil pulling.

On a Google Hangout, Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, tells us what she has learned in her research about oil pulling.

Below are the basics she has found about how to go through the oil pulling process.

Step 1: Find organic coconut oil.

Step 2: Use 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon.

Step 3: Swish in your mouth for up to 20 minutes.

Step 4: Spit out in a trash can, not the sink.

Step 5: Rinse mouth out with warm water.

Step 6: Brush teeth for two minutes.

Step 7: Floss and clean between teeth.

So there are the steps ... but does it work and does it provide health benefits? Anastasia answers those questions in the video below.

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