Saturday, September 6, 2014

Oil pulling

If you haven't heard of oil pulling, it is almost like using oil as a mouth wash. It is claimed to whiten teeth, give you fresher breath and lead to massive improvements in oral health. When I heard about oil pulling I was instantly drawn to it not only because of it improving my oral health, but because I love to try out all the at-home teeth whitening remedies. Last summer I did the banana peel teeth whitening and seriously loved it so much. 
I'm going to do the oil pull for 20 days and I'm only on my third day and can already see AND feel improvement! I chose to use coconut oil because it actually has a pleasant taste and the health benefits of it. 
All you do is put a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swish it around for 15-20 minutes, when your time is up spit it out and then brush your teeth after. Don't swallow any of the oil while swishing it in your mouth, you don't want to swallow the bacteria you are trying to get rid of! 
The first night I did it, I found it rather disgusting having all the oil in my mouth but I totally got used to it super quick. Knowing how much it is benefitting my oral health makes it worth it and will motivate me every night to do it. 
If you use coconut oil like me, you might have to chew it a bit because it is solid at room temperature. Don't worry it turns to liquid so fast! If you have any questions please comment or email me. Good luck!