Comparison of the plaque regrowth inhibition effects of oil
Oil pulling therapy with coconut or sesame oil showed similar results in terms of plaque regrowth inhibition and tooth staining. The study was published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

The aim of this study was to compare the plaque-inhibiting effects of oil pulling therapy with sesame oil or coconut oil using 4- day plaque regrowth study model.

This clinical observer-masked, randomized, cross-over designed study involved 24 participants. The participants received professional prophylaxis in the preparatory period and after that, subjects started to use the allocated mouth rinse (coconut oil or sesame oil). On day 5 periodontal clinical parameters including plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), stain index (SI), bleeding on probing (BOP) were recorded. Subjects underwent a 14-day wash-out period and then used the other mouthrinse for four days.

- Oil pulling therapy with coconut oil or sesame oil exhibited similar plaque regrowth inhibition and tooth staining.

- In addition, GI and BOP were similar in both groups.

According to the present results, both coconut oil and sesame oil can be used for oil pulling therapy with the aim of plaque regrowth inhibition.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12532
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