We are so used to swishing liquids around in our mouth that can potentially harm the oral cavity, like mouthwash with alcohol, soda, or energy drinks that rot our teeth. Isn’t it time to swish something around that could actually help our dental health? Finally, the time has to come to reverse cavities and tooth decay with the simple swirl of an oil that you may be quite familiar with.
Just to make this fun, we are going to play a guessing game. We will give you some hints and see if you can come up with what this legendary and significant substance is.
First: This oil has been known to help hair growth and thickness while keeping it shiny and healthy looking. This seals in healthy moisture that keeps the hair hydrated, it is rich in Vitamin E, K, and iron, and can help prevent the hair from experiencing unhealthy breakage.
Second hint: this oil is used for cooking to reduce calories and can be used a healthy substitute for butter.
Third hint: People can and have used this for their skin to revitalize and rejuvenate even the worst and dried out surfaces and even as massage oil straight from their kitchen cabinets.
Give up? The answer is the beloved and nutritious coconut oil! The coconut is not just all the rage from the healthy properties it can provide for the skin, hair and heart, but even the teeth! Actually oil pulling has been around for ages and is in no way new, but still continues to improve oral health to this day. Oil pulling was actually discovered in India 3,000 years ago through the practice of Ayurvedic medicine.
This awesome and easy way protect the teeth from developing decay and cavities is so simple and quick to partake in. Below we will create a simple and easy- to- follow list of instructions that will tell you exactly how to do this. But, first we want to tell you why oil pulling works and what it can really do for your teeth and gums and their long- term health.
This oil promotes the constant absorption of the body’s calcium count which can gradually prevent and stop decay in its tracks. The lauric acid that this contains increases abilities of the body’s anti- virus agents and helps to fight off harmful bacteria that cause infections in the oral cavity. It has been shown to remove plaque from the teeth gently and does not have any side effects on the gums or teeth. The Vitamin D that coconut oil possesses also helps to strengthen the teeth while this acid removes any gunk between the teeth and can lead to ultimately fresher breath! People experiencing halitosis or gingivitis could benefit from this daily practice more than they could ever imagine.
How to “Pull”
Take 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and put it in your mouth. The soft and smooth texture will turn to a butter- like feel and melt in the mouth. Swish this liquid back and forth in the mouth for the next 15- 20 minutes, make sure that this covers the teeth completely. Once you have finished, spit the oil and repeat the next day. *If the amount of oil is too much to start out with, patients can use a smaller measurement for a short period of time and build up to the 20 minute time period. Starting out with 5 minutes is okay!
In just less than a month, any cavities or unhealthy looking dental blemishes will disappear and you can have gorgeous, flawless white teeth for an extremely affordable price. So try pulling today and pull you way toward better dental health in just weeks!