dental hygiene

You asked, we answer: Oil pulling.

A lot of patients ask me about coconut oil for uses ranging from cooking, to cosmetic self-care and recently oil pulling.  Oil pulling is a term used for using an oil just as you would a mouthrinse.  There are actually a lot of studies on this topic and people swear by the process. 

The Peridex or Chlorhexidine Gluconate Mouthrinse

Your dental office suggested using Peridex or Chlorhexidine, a prescription grade, professionally dispensed mouth rinse. But why?