When oil pulling was put to the test for teeth whitening, halitosis, and dental enamel erosion the results were no better than rinsing with water or worse.

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This is the 3rd in a 4-part series on oil pulling. If you missed the first two, watch them here:
• Does Oil Pulling Help With Cancer? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Oil-Pulling-Help-With-Cancer)
• Oil Pulling Benefits for Plaque and Gingivitis (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Oil-Pulling-Benefits-for-Plaque-and-Gingivitis)

The final nail in in the coffin of oil pulling in the last video of this series, The Risks of Oil Pulling (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-risks-of-oil-pulling).

How can we protect our enamel? See:
• Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/plant-based-diets-dental-health/)
• Protecting Teeth From Hibiscus Tea (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Protecting-Teeth-From-Hibiscus-Tea)
• The Downside of Green Smoothies (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-downside-of-green-smoothies)

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