I had never even heard of oil pulling until a few weeks ago when a customer at work told me about it. Then, all of a sudden, it seemed like everyone was talking about it. I definitely don’t think that it’s the cure-all that many people are touting it as. However, it does seem like it can have some benefits; such as, tooth cleaning and breath-freshening. It’s probably better than using mouthwash but it’s no substitute for regular flossing and brushing (in my non-dental completely personal opinion).
Check out a couple of recent articles about the subject: The “oil pulling” health craze works, just not in the way you think on Jezebel and Oil pulling your leg on Science-Based Medicine.