Oil Pulling versus Waterpik

When patients ask us about the 2,500 year old practice of ‘oil pulling’ or ‘oil swishing’ to clean their mouth and teeth we tell them to go ahead and  ‘swish away if you have the time!’  you can clean your teeth using oil. However for many, the 15 – 20 minutes of recommended time it takes to ‘swish’ and the resulting after-taste leaves many patients with, well, ‘a bad taste in their mouth’ about the whole concept.  For those patients, Dr. Reece recommends properly using a Waterpik to produce much faster and better tasting results.