A surprising kitchen ingredient for oral health

At Sedaros Oral Surgery, we care about the health of your mouth, and that means keeping prosthodontics and remaining natural teeth healthy with a surprising ingredient: sesame oil! Sesame oil may not be something you’ve considered as part of your dental care regimen, but it’s an excellent tool to neutralize acid and boost dental health.

Sesame seeds are thought to reduce plaque and help remineralize tooth enamel. A method of gargling with sesame oil, known as “oil pulling,” is popular in Ayurvedic medicine. And in one controlled, triple-blind study, washing with sesame oil was just as effective as using chlorhexidine mouthwash in reducing plaque, gingival scores, and the total bacterial count among a group of teenage boys who already had a diagnosis of plaque-induced gingivitis.

So add a little sesame oil to your diet and perhaps even try a sesame oil gargle to fight gingivitis-causing plaque and improve your dental health today. We are your Melbourne FL oral surgery resource for total mouth health!