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Case Study Coconut Oil Pulling

Breaking News and Case Study:  "Oil pulling" used by some to boost oral health: Does it work?

...dentist are growing their practices by 22% by offering oil pulling products.  Find out which ones work.

This case study is a follow up to the study posted by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).  The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health posted a peer review study on the benefits of oil pulling.  You can download it here:  More Dentist Are Prescribing Oil Pulling.  The study shows how effective oil pulling is and how dentists are using it more frequently for their patients.  I have also included an excerpt of the study at the bottom of this news article. Dentist interview results:  My career interviewing dentist has lead to ever-changing findings.  I talk to a number of people that have problems with their mouth.  This includes sore or bleeding gums, tooth pain, infections, and bad breath. Ms. Tolbert’s story is unique.  Her results are typical with coconut oil pulling. (names and minor details have been changed for HIPAA compliance).  Oil pulling is nothing more than using the power of coconut oil for amazing oral results. It is the little-known secret that many people are using to getting wonderful results.

Ms. Tolbert wanted to be able to enjoy her coffee without experiencing sore gums. Her gum pain reminded her that her youthfulness was fading away.  Ms. Tolbert believed you are only as old as you feel. She was not ready to let go of her youthfulness. She was determined to resolve her painful gums, and she did.   The Dentist Secret Exposed:  Ms. Tolbert's dentist recommended oil pulling with Coconut Oil Swish.  Ms. Tolbert tried it and is now a believer.  Oil pulling helped her with her gum problems.  She now often shares her experience with coconut oil pulling. Imagine one of your patients’ telling others about your product that restores their oral health.  This is what happened with Ms. Tolbert and her dentist.  Dentists have also found the oil pulling patients visit their office 10x more because they are buying products from their office.

  • Dentist improve patient satisfaction by offering oil pulling solutions
  • 2 in 9 dentist patients prefer Coconut Oil Swish.
  • Oil pulling patients visit their dentist 10x more than regular patinets
She now enjoys her morning coffee pain-free.  Her excitement and word of mouth have led to many new referrals. Her dentist realizes the power of word of mouth testimonials.  Some dentists have seen up to 22% growth when adding oil pulling products.  Patient testimonials are like having free interactive billboards send your customers.  Ms. Tolbert’s dentist could not be more excited. It worked for Ms. Tolbert, no wonder it worked for others.
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Ms. Tolbert’s case study is below.  It includes patient profile, chief complaint, dental history, and health behaviors.  A summary has been provided if you don’t have time to read the entire case study.

Dentist:  Give Your Patients the Experience Of Coconut Oil Swish

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Summary:  Using coconut oil, menthol, and essential oils daily have drastically reduced soreness in her gums as well as resolved bleeding problems.  It is just a matter of finding a product that has all the right ingredients and has a great taste.  FULL CASE STUDY IS BELOW.

 

Oil Pulling Case Study #23  NEWS REPORT

Patient Profile: Patient is a 42-year old African-American female, 5’6” and weighs 180 lbs. She lives in a metropolitan area and works in a delicatessen. Patient reports she needs her teeth cleaned and has not seen a dentist in eight years. Chief Complaint: "Some of my teeth hurt and my gums bleed when I brush my teeth. I have never had my teeth cleaned and I think this will prevent my bad breath." Dental History: Her last dental appointment was to remove a third molar and radiographs were exposed at that time. Medical History: The patient reported that five years ago she was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor which resulted in a surgery to remove the ovary. She currently takes: (Amlodipine besylate) Azor®, (Olmesartan) Benicar®, (Atorvastatin calcium) Lipitor®, (Glipizide) Glucotrol®, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and a daily 81 mg aspirin. Her blood pressure is recorded at 135/85. Extraoral Examination:
  • Assessment reported all within normal limits.
Supplemental Information:
  • Patient questions why her gums bleed and her teeth are sensitive.
  • She reports using a coconut oil mouth rinse daily.  She has noticed less bleeding and soreness in her gums.
Health Behaviors:
  • The patient brushes once daily with a hard manual toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • The patient never flosses.
Bleeding Index: 55% Plaque Free Score: 30%
                       

Dentist:  Give Your Patients the Experience Of Coconut Oil Swish

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  Many patients have found natural Ayurvedic oil pulling to successfully treat many oral problems. Coconut oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure.  Oil pulling is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil (typically coconut oil, olive or sesame oil) in your mouth for 10–20 minutes. Many have found that adding essential oils and oral antiseptic with Ayurvedic coconut oil solutions have had a great impact on oral health. Patients have reported that essential oils make the oil pulling practice easier. Patients often state that essential oils taste better than plain sesame and coconut oil.

Case Study Conclusion

  • Coconut oil pulling is proven to restore problems with your gums
  • Oil pulling can be done with coconut oil or sesame oil
  • Patients that use oil pulling should still be followed by a dentist
  • Dentists can improve patient satisfaction by offering oil pulling solutions

Dentist:  Give Your Patients the Experience Of Coconut Oil Swish

   

US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Case Study

Tooth brushing, oil pulling, and tissue regeneration: A review of holistic approaches to oral health

Oil pulling

Oil pulling, in CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine), is a procedure that involves swishing oil in the mouth for oral and systemic health benefits. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita where it is called Kavala or Gandusha, and is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from a headache, migraine to diabetes and asthma. Oil pulling has been used extensively as a traditional Indian folk remedy for many years to prevent decay, oral malodor, bleeding gums, dryness of throat, cracked lips and for strengthening teeth, gums and the jaw.[,]

Oil pulling therapy can be done using oils like sunflower oil or sesame oil. The sesame plant (Sesamum indicum) of the Pedaliaceae family has been considered a gift of nature to mankind for its nutritional qualities and desirable health effects. Sesame oil is considered to be the queen of oil seed crops because of its beneficiary effects.[]

Brushing is contraindicated in the cases of mouth ulcer, fever, indigestion, those who have a tendency to vomit, asthma, cough, thirst.[] Oil pulling can be used to clean the oral cavity in all these cases. Gandusha and Kavala Graha are two primary oral cleansing techniques; specialized therapy to treat as well as to prevent oral diseases. Gandusha involves filling the mouth completely with fluid so that gargling is impossible. In Gandush, the oral cavity is filled completely with liquid medicine, held for about 3-5 minutes, and then released. In Kavala Graha, a comfortable amount of fluid is retained with the mouth closed for about 3 minutes and then gargled. It is a simple rejuvenating treatment, which, when done routinely, enhances the senses, maintains clarity, brings about a feeling of freshness, and invigorates the mind. These oral cleansing techniques can also benefit bad breath, dry face, dull senses, exhaustion, anorexia, loss of taste, impaired vision, sore throat, and all kapha related imbalances.

A study was conducted by Asokan S et al (2009) to evaluate the effect of oil pulling with sesame oil on plaque-induced gingivitis, and to compare its efficacy with chlorhexidine mouthwash.[] A total of 20 age-matched adolescent boys with plaque-induced gingivitis were selected for this study. They were divided randomly into the study or oil pulling group (Group I) and the control or chlorhexidine group (Group II) with 10 subjects in each group. Plaque index and modified gingival index scores were recorded for the 20 subjects and baseline plaque samples were also collected. There was a statistically significant reduction of the pre- and post-values of the plaque and modified gingival index scores in both the study and control groups (p < 0.001 in both). The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis.

Oil pulling is a powerful detoxifying Ayurvedic technique that has recently become very popular as a CAM remedy for many different health ailments. Using this method, surgery or medication could be prevented for a number of chronic illnesses. The oil therapy is preventative as well as curative. The exciting aspect of this healing method is its simplicity. Ayurveda advises oil gargling to purify the entire system; as it holds that each section of the tongue is connected to a different organ such as to the kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine, similarly to reflexology and TCM.[]

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance provided by the People's College of Dental Sciences Research Centre.

Footnotes

Source of Support: Nil,

Conflict of Interest: None declared.

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Articles from Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine are provided here courtesy of Elsevier

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