A few weeks ago I heart about oil pulling for the first time and read about the benefits of it. As soon as I did the research I started to pull with coconut oil.
Oil pulling was primarily used in Ayurvedic medicine and works as an oral detoxification procedure. To do that you simply need to swish a tablespoon of oil (coconut, sesame or olive oil) in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. By swishing the oil in your mouth, it literally sucks out the dirt and creates a clean and antiseptic oral environment.
There are some studies that have proven the benefits of oil pulling, especially as to dental hygiene, although it should not completely replace usual care.
Anyways… as I said, I have tried it for a few weeks now and I feel indeed that certain long-term inflammations in my mouth are gone and everything is a little smoother (and as I use coconut oil, I have a funny coconutty taste in my mouth during the day). Just try it by yourself and form your own opinion:-)