Have you heard of oil pulling? Oil pulling is an old remedy to clean and detoxify your mouth. It has been discovered that coconut oil can decrease the amount of Streptococcus mutans, the main culprit of causing cavities. Oil pulling decreases other oral bacteria, which can result in gingivitis, cavities, bad breath and gum inflammation. It can also naturally whiten teeth, and improve gum and dental health.
All you have to do is swish a tablespoon or two of coconut oil and spit it out after 15-20 minutes. Don’t swallow! The coconut oil is now full of bacteria…spit it out into a trashcan. Rinse with warm water. Just be sure not to spit it into your sink, as it can clog the drains. Happy pulling!