The benefits of coconut oil are widely known by people all over the world. It has been used for centuries to help keep people healthy and free from disease. But did you know that you can also use coconut oil for teeth and the prevention of a variety of dental diseases?
Using Coconut Oil For Teeth And Oral Health
Good oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. And regularly visiting your dentist for a routine cleaning to remove the plaque and tarter build-up that cause tooth decay and gum disease. But sometimes that is just not enough. That’s where coconut oil comes in. There are several different ways you can use coconut oil to help keep your teeth white and healthy, and that includes your gums as well.
Using Coconut Oil For Teeth Through Oil Pulling
Coconut oil is the only oil that will inhibit the growth of bacteria in your mouth, including Streptococcus mutans, which is one of the major causes of tooth decay. And the best way to use coconut to keep your teeth and gums healthy is through a method called “Oil Pulling.” Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that uses oil to improve your oral health and draw toxins out of your body.
How To Perform Oil Pulling Using Coconut Oil
To begin oil pulling, you will need to take a tablespoon of coconut oil, preferably first thing in the morning before eating or brushing your teeth, and put it in your mouth. Coconut oil is in a solid state when it is kept below room temperature. However, there is no need to melt it as it will melt naturally once you have it in your mouth. You then swish the oil around your mouth drawing it through your teeth as you swish. Do not swallow the coconut oil; otherwise, you will be swallowing all the toxins you just pulled from your mouth. You will perform your oil pulling for approximately 15-20 minutes every day.
At first you may find this process a little strange; however, most people adjust to the taste and the sensation after just a few days. When you are finished, spit out the coconut oil in the trash. Don’t spit the coconut oil down your sink because coconut oil will re-solidify and clog your drain.
That’s it! You have just taken a step in the right direction for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, and learned a new method for whitening your teeth, which we are going to talk more about in a moment!
How To Use Coconut Oil For Whitening Your Teeth
Having white teeth makes you look younger and healthier. However, keeping your teeth white can be a struggle. But the good news is that coconut oil can not only help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, it can also whiten your teeth as well. Using coconut oil to whiten your teeth can be easily done through the oil pulling method mentioned above.
You can also whiten your teeth by using a coconut oil whitening toothpaste. And the good news is that you can make this toothpaste at home.
Coconut Oil Whitening Toothpaste Recipe
Mix together five tablespoons of coconut oil with five tablespoons of baking soda and if you want it flavored, just add your favorite flavor of edible (food grade) essential oil to suit your taste. If you mix all this in a jar, all you will have to do when finished is add a lid. If you want the paste extra smooth, you can blend it.
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The Bottom Line
Using coconut oil for teeth and skin diseases could help keep you from having to spend thousands of dollars on doctor visits, dental work and tooth whitening products and procedures. Give coconut oil a try today. You will be glad you did!