Sawbones: Oil Pulling


This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin celebrate the Maximum Fun Drive with their first brush with actual modern relevance as they explore the hot new (very old) trend of oil pulling.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers


Whitens Teeth... maybe?

I know you guys covered how Oil Pulling could maybe be something to add to your oral hygiene routine, but you never really addressed if it could be a natural solution to getting whiter teeth. I can't imagine swishing oil in my mouth for twenty minutes would be any more enjoyable than the chemical-ly foam that builds up in my mouth while using whitening strips, but I have Severe Crohn's Disease and any natural solution to white teeth peaks my interest. Evermore Thanks! -The Digestively Impared

Color change associated with "oil pulling"

I would suggest that the oil is making an emulsion with the saliva....