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“Oil pulling” is nothing new. This practice has been around for centuries in Eastern cultures and is said to have originated in India. Although there is evidence that DIY mouthwash reduces the number of harmful bacteria in the mouth, there is not yet enough scientific research to prove this. Based on the information we now have, we can say that rinsing with coconut oil is permissible, but it does not necessarily have better effects than regular rinsing. It is certainly not a substitute for brushing or flossing your teeth.
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