Last week we briefly discussed oil pulling. However, there are more benefits to oil pulling than just whiter teeth. Although that is pretty great. The benefits of oil pulling includes killing harmful bacteria in your mouth, which is why it can result in whiter teeth. While having whiter teeth is great, reducing plaque is even better. Oil pulling can also help reduce bad breath. We’ve discussed the causes for halitosis before. It usually boils down to harmful bacteria living in your mouth. Since oil pulling focuses on removing bacteria, it really helps reduce the smell. Of course, you shouldn’t replace oil pulling with brushing your teeth, flossing, or cleaning your tongue. Instead, incorporate it as an additional step in your oral care routine.
With the reduction of plaque, you’ll start to see fewer cavities. Think of all the dentists visits and pain you’ll be saving yourself from if you start oil pulling. Oil pulling doesn’t just keep your teeth healthy. It also keeps your gums healthy. There are plenty of people who suffer from gum disease, and it’s costly to fix. Preventative medication is the best medication, and oil pulling can help with that.
So what do you have to do? Just swish some coconut oil around in our mouth as if it were mouthwash, and you’ll start to see results. There are other types of oils you can use, but coconut is one of the more popular ones because of the taste. Here is a list of oils that will give you the maximum results.