There’s no doubt about the fact that everybody wishes they had perfect white teeth. However, for one reasons or another, most people don’t have pearly whites. Whitening teeth isn’t something that happens overnight, but it is possible. There are several techniques through which you can achieve this, the simplest of which is probably going down to your local dentist and having them recommend you a product. There seems however that there is a completely natural solution which is better than any store bought product. Have you ever heard about the dental benefits of coconut oil? Sure, you might be cooking with it, but would you consider pulling it through your teeth?
According to many sources, coconut oil pulling is a legitimate method through which you can whiten your teeth. The results are supposed to be miraculous. While that might be a bit off track and exaggerated, it’s not that exaggerated to hope to get really good results.
Why use coconut oil at all?
There are many benefits that come with the usage of coconut oil which is considered an overall very beneficial substance. Here are some of the things you can expect:
- It is a completely chemical-free solution which will please anyone that is trying to use natural tools to whiten their teeth
- Unlike other, store bought solutions, coconut oil is inexpensive so you can buy as much as you want from a variety of stores
- It doesn’t just whiten your teeth, it also helps you have a better breath which makes you more pleasing to those around you
- Gum bleeding is something that coconut oil can stop and help heal
- It’s also good for the lips and throats as any irritation and cracks can be mended easily with coconut oil
These are some of the benefits that come with using coconut oil, but the most important of them has to be the fact that it removes all the bacteria in your mouth. The particles in the coconut oile get rid of bacteria at its own level as it latches on to bacteria. When you spit the coconut oil, you also spit out all the bacteria in your mouth. It’s great for cleaning your mouth and teeth.
All this sounds exciting but how exactly do you use coconut oil for your teeth?
This is something that people struggle to grasp as they expect the oil to be prepared in some way. Surely you don’t just take it and smear it all over your teeth, right? Well, that’s pretty much it, as you directly apply it on the subject area without any preparation or cooking.
You can use a finger to smear it across your gums beforehand, but you can just go ahead with the main process if you so choose. All you have to do is take a bit of oil into your mouth and swish it around for 20 minutes. That’s not a random amount. You need to give the oil the necessary time to do its thing. So after 20 minutes, you can gather all the oil and spit it out. After that, rinse thoroughly with warm water and brush your teeth normally afterwards.