Brushing the teeth is an elementary, but often insufficient, care which can be advantageously supplemented by an oil-maker bath. This practice, known in Ayurvedic medicine for a long time, was popularized about thirty years ago by Dr. Karach's presentation at a Ukrainian congress of oncology and bacteriology. Beyond the direct impact on the flora - in conjunction with that of our intestines - and thus the health status of the buccal sphere, this practice works positively on inflammatory disorders. It is therefore a global care. To be tested without further dela
Oral hygiene is considered essential in Ayurvedic medicine. Known for 2000 years by some Ayurvedic medics, including the Charaka Samhita, which names them Kavala Gandoosha or Kavala Graha, these baths based on oil, but also fruits or plants, can cure about thirty systemic diseases: headaches , Migraine, diabetes, asthma, skin diseases, allergies, bacterial infections, gum problems ... Sesame oil baths, known for their ability to sanitize and deemed sovereign to counter teeth shrinkage, seem the most popular And consist simply of rinsing, or even gargling the mouth with oil. Ghee or clarified butter is also recommended.
More recently, Estelle Vereeck, author of Pratikadent, reported that this practice had been validated scientifically by a study published in May 2008 in an Indian newspaper (Asokan et al., Streptococcus mutans count in plaque and saliva using Dentocult SM Strip mutans test: A randomized, controlled, triple-blind study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2008 Jan-Mar 26 (1): 12-7., 26: 12-7. Mouth-watering sesame oil, this was compared to the performance of a chemical, chlorhexidine, an antibacterial incorporated into many mouthwashes. The researchers studied the impact of sesame oil and chlorhexidine on the proliferation of Streptococcus mutans, a cariogenic bacterium, which is involved in the occurrence of dental caries. Twenty adolescents were divided into two groups of ten subjects each. The first control group was to rinse the mouth in the morning before brushing with chlorhexidine ten minutes a day. The second study group used sesame oil. From plate and saliva samples taken in the two groups at 24 hour intervals, 48 hours, one week, two weeks, the effects of the two products, sesame oil and chlorhexidine, were compared. The results show that chlorhexidine has an earlier effect. On the other hand, its effect on the proliferation of Streptococcus mutans is less durable than that of sesame oil. The findings of the study are that sesame oil is a good complement to oral hygiene, capable of improving oral health.
Thomas Zahorssky, a dentist, says that "sesame oil contains a good combination of fatty acids, excellent for health, as well as many minerals, trace elements and lecithin. It plays an important role during Ayurvedic treatments because it strengthens cardiac functions, has a positive effect on cholesterol, strengthens bones and teeth, is ideal in dry skin and dandruff. For the mouthwash one can also take sunflower or olive oil, but one must gargle longer to detoxify. Their anti-inflammatory effects on the gums have been proven scientifically at the Kiel dental clinic. "
Principle of action and procedure
If the conventional brushing removes particles which is soluble in water, the oil bath removes what is liposoluble. Indeed, it is estimated that tooth brushing reaches only 60% of the teeth surface and 10% of the entire oral cavity. Caution: In case of serious and chronic health problems, start with a period of 5 to 7 minutes and gradually increase it to 15 to 20 minutes depending on the reactions.
- It is preferable to act when the stomach is empty, that is, in the morning to fast. It is possible to practice several times a day, but still far from a food intake.
- Take 1 tablespoon of cold-pressed oil. If the sesame oil remains the reference, it is possible to use another oil of your choice and even coconut oil to the sanitizing effects.
- Circulate this oil between the teeth for 10 to 20 minutes. On contact with saliva and under the effect of movement, the mixture thickens and whitens.
- Spit the liquid, loaded with toxins. Especially do not swallow the oil!
- Rinse the mouth very liberally with lukewarm water and spit out this water.
"The mouth-watering baths strengthen the bones of the jaw and the voice - flourish the face - give more taste to food etc. The teeth do not get caries and are rooted firmly. There is no dental pain or sensitivity, the teeth can chew the toughest foods. " According to Charaka-Samhita, an extract quoted by boisvert on his blog Santé en la nature
A few more explanations
The oral flora contains about 10 billion micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa) which, in case of imbalance, can cause inflammation of the gums and promote caries. The presence of abscesses, dental inflammations or caries can promote the diffusion of these microorganisms in the circulatory system, which can lead to various organic and cellular pathologies. The link between the state of health of the teeth and certain pathologies, such as certain cardiac, pulmonary or joint disorders, is now well established. According to D. Karach, the emulsion oil + saliva extracted multiple pathogens, detectable under the microscope. Like many areas of the body, the teeth are energetically connected to the organs, which would explain the overall care. In addition, language is also a detoxification organ. Let us not forget that a white and charged tongue is sign of intoxication.
The fastest effects (after one to three weeks) are observed in the mouth itself, with a descaling and whitening effect, better teeth stability, gum remediation and better breath. And since these baths help to eliminate the toxic load of the body, their practice allows to treat multiple affections, punctual or chronic. Without expecting any miracles, even if some people report incredible healings (15 years old arthritis, hepatitis C ...), such care can only be part of a global hygiene and perfectly complete any program aimed at fighting inflammation . I add that contrary to the a priori, washing your teeth with an oil is very pleasant. The oil more easily dislodges stuck residues, proves very soft on contact and leaves the feeling of a very fresh mouth with smooth teeth. Finally, for a more focused care, Estelle Vereeck suggests to add a drop of essential oil: cinnamon (fungicide), sage (anti-inflammatory), clove, tea-tree ...