What is Oil Pulling?

coconut oil on wooden spoon, coconut oil in glass jar, oil

Joseph Mercola Ayurveda practices included oil pulling to help balance your mind and body, and to strengthen your teeth and gums Your oral health is tied to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, dementia and chronic inammation Oil pulling with coconut oil reduces bacterial growth in your mouth, strengthens your teeth and reduces inflammation in your […]

The Oral Microbiome & Its Impact on Every Other System in the Body

Mark Burhenne The gut is central to human health, and at its core, gut health is determined by the diversity and population of the gut microbiome (also known as gut microbiota or gut flora). In 2000, the US Surgeon General called the mouth “the mirror of health and disease in the body.” It’s not a closed system. If […]

The Oral Microbiome – An Update for Oral Healthcare Professionals

M. Kilian et al. For millions of years, our resident microbes have coevolved and coexisted with us in a mostly harmonious symbiotic relationship. We are not distinct entities from our microbiome, but together we form a ‘superorganism’ or holobiont, with the microbiome playing a significant role in our physiology and health. The mouth houses the […]

Oral Microbiome Finds Challenge Dentistry Dogma

Kristina Campbell Scientists have been aware of microbes in the mouth for centuries, since Antonie van Leeuwenhoek famously reported scraping live bacteria from the inside of his mouth and observing them “very prettily a-moving” under an early microscope in the late 1600s. Subsequently, they cultured what they could from sites in the mouth and studied […]